Clean Energy Policy News

15 September 2014
The government in British Columbia, Canada recently announced a new, first-of-its-kind procurement program to support the purchase of energy efficient LED street lighting in the province. The program will help local governments and other public sector purchasers in BC reduce energy use and save money. Learn more.
10 September 2014
The Energy Management Working Group of the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) recenty published "Energy Performance Measurement and Verification", which provides guidance for professionals involved in measuring and verifying energy performance in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Learn more.
9 September 2014
High renewable energy grid penetration tops the list of market trends that are shaping renewable energy policies globally, according to international renewable energy policy experts who recently gathered online for a discussion of renewable energy that was hosted by the Solutions Center. Learn more.
2 September 2014
The Clean Energy Ministerial has released the "Public-Private Roundtables at the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial", a report that summarizes key outcomes from the six public-private roundtables held as part of the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul in May 2014. Learn more.
6 August 2014
Domestic and international experts recently gathered for a two-day workshop to address India’s rapidly growing electricity demand from air conditioners. In a series of panel discussions, air conditioning manufacturers, demand response providers, and regulatory experts focused on the impact of air conditioners on the Indian electric grid and the role of energy efficiency and demand response to meet rising electricity demand. Learn more.
24 July 2014
From joint webinars and global renewable energy trends research to cross promotion and Advisory Board membership, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has proven to be an active and valuable partner for the Clean Energy Solutions Center. Learn more.
7 July 2014
To encourage policies that support delivery of least-cost electricity generation using both fossil fuel and renewable technologies, Australia’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics conducted a renewable energy assessment of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Australia. Learn more.
20 June 2014
The Clean Energy Solutions Center headlined two sessions at the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), which was held 16-20 June, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Learn more.
28 May 2014
Large-scale deployment of renewable energy can create jobs, increase incomes, improve trade balances and contribute to industrial development if the right policies and frameworks are in place, according to a new report by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group. The report, econValue: The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy, analyses the circumstances under which renewable energy can boost economies and benefit communities by studying the effects of solar and wind energy on the environment, economy and society. Learn more.
22 May 2014
A new pilot project will use cool surfaces and other energy-efficient technologies in low-income housing in Jasdan, India, to help cool homes and lower residents’ energy bills. The Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group is supporting the pilot project in collaboration with the local nonprofit Sustainable Urban Climate Change & Energy Efficiency Development. Learn more.