Clean Energy Policy News

15 April 2014
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. Learn more.
9 April 2014
Kandeh Yumkella, chief executive of SE4ALL, called on the private sector to innovate and invest to help ensure universal access to modern energy services by 2030. Yumkella also announced that the United Nations would convene the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum on 4-6 June. Learn more.
8 April 2014
The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) meeting in Seoul will include several side events that will engage and inform university students about the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), advance efficient off-grid appliances, recognize global award winners and raise overall awareness about the CEM and its work. Learn more.
7 April 2014
In a pair of studies supported by the Electric Vehicles Initiative and using real-world driving conditions, researchers found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the United States. Learn more.
19 March 2014
The World Bank Group’s Energy Practice has launched Live Wire, a series of “concise knowledge note” that are available on the Energy Portal and through the Open Knowledge Repository of the World Bank Group. Each issue of Live Wire—which will to be produced and peer-reviewed by energy experts on a monthly basis—will focus on issues facing front-line energy development practitioners. Learn more.
14 March 2014
The Solutions Center recently collaborated with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide training at the Japan-IRENA Training Program on "Setting Renewable Energy Targets". Learn more.
10 March 2014
A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 recently presented by the European Commission. Learn more.
5 March 2014
In a briefing prepared for the Clean Energy Solutions Center, Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that the global clean energy sector finished 2013 near or at parity with conventional fossil sources in more locations than ever. Yet the next wave of market penetration is proving to be uneven, as some national governments reduce their financial support for the sector. Learn more.
3 March 2014
The South African National Energy Development Institute and the Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa, together with the South African Department of Energy and the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership initiative, recently formed the South African Cool Surfaces Association. Learn more.
28 February 2014
The International Renewable Energy Agency, the Asian Development Bank and the Alliance for Rural Electrification will co-organise the 2nd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition in Manila, Philippines, 16-17 June 2014. Learn more.