Clean Energy Policy News

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.
26 February 2014
The Clean Energy Ministerial's Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership Energy Management Working Group has added a new case study to its growing suite of products that highlight the business value of energy management. The latest study explains how General Dynamics improved energy performance at a U.S. federal plant by 11.9% and became the first U.S. defense contractor to be certified to the U.S. Superior Energy Performance program. Learn more.
24 February 2014
Work supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s 21st Century Power Partnership has helped expand energy efficiency programs in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The partnership commissioned the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) to conduct a "deep dive" into a U.S. state with the goal of informing policymakers on utility program designs and regulatory policies to improve end-use energy efficiency. Learn more.
19 February 2014
Government agencies and companies from the U.A.E., Denmark, Finland, France, and Sweden have outlined cooperation on waste-to-energy and demand-side management in the second meeting of the CEM Global Sustainable Cities Network initiative, convened as part of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Learn more.
18 February 2014
Today, the CEM International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) initiative, in partnership the Global Smart Grid Federation, launched the first ISGAN Award of Excellence competition to recognize excellence in smart grid projects around the world. Nominations are due 22 March. Learn more.
11 February 2014
Fossil fuel divestment is the fastest-growing divestment movement in history, and energy innovation is creating unique investment opportunities. Those were two key messages that Nancy Pfund, a U.S. Ambassador for the CEM Energy Education and Empowerment initiative, presented at the recent National Association of College and University Business Officers Endowment and Fund Management Forum in New York City. Learn more.
7 February 2014
According to preliminary figures from the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, the installed renewable capacity in Ukraine grew by 539 MW in 2013, which is 51% more than in 2012. Learn more.