Clean Energy Policy News

14 June 2013
The United States Department of Energy has moved the location of the Solar Decathlon this year to Irvine, California rather than it's usual spot on the National Mall. However, the location is not the focus. Twenty-two teams from around the world compete for awards in ten different categories based on affordability and livability. This year's decathlon will also host the XPO, an expo that features and innovation, competitors, and transportation Sun Shot pavilions, and an ideas symposium and classroom among other events and features. Learn more.
3 June 2013
Global Tracking Framework is a multi-agency effort led by the IEA and the World Bank that calculates a baseline against which the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative can track it's progress. The Global Tracking Framework estimates that, as of 2010, 17% of the global population did not have access to electricity while 41% still relied on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Renewable energy accounted for 18% of the global energy mix in 2010, while global energy efficiency had improved by 1.3% per year on average since 1990. Learn more.
3 June 2013
A global transition towards sustainable energy systems is imperative, and the window of opportunity is now, said participants at the Vienna Energy Forum that opened in the Austrian Capital on the 28th of May. They also emphasized that Sustainable Energy for All, and initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, should be at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda, and should be turned into a global goal on energy. Learn more.
23 May 2013
The 32nd edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Energy Agency. The IEW provides a venue for analysts to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption. As one of the leading conferences for the energy modelling research community, the conference will seek to address the growing complexity of energy modelling in an ever-more constrained energy world. The IEW will be held from 19 to 21 June at the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris, France. Learn more.
20 May 2013
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in New Delhi, India, recently launched the Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database. IREEED is an online repository of all central and state government policies, incentives, and programmes related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. The website also includes a clean energy energy glossary and helpful links to outside organizations and government agencies. The database is "beta" and policy data from new states is being added continuously. Learn more.
20 May 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA) will release the next installments of its Energy Policies of IEA Countries series for its member-countries Finland and Germany on 23 and 24 May 2013, respectively. These in-depth reviews, released on an on-going basis, catalog and provide analysis of IEA-member countries' energy sectors. The reviews focus on general energy policies, sector specific policies (e.g. fossil fuels, renewable, etc.), and energy technology policies. The two separate reports will be released in Helsinki and Berlin and the presentations along with the full reports will be available soon. Learn more.
26 April 2013
The Clean Energy Regulator Initiative (CERI) was recently established as an essential source of information on clean energy that leverages the resources of existing networks. It will serve as a knowledge partner to the Clean Energy Solutions Centers and other by providing information on current clean energy developments, related regulations and best practices. Learn more.
25 April 2013
The fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) held in New Delhi, India last week marked the one year anniversary of the IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP). IRELP is dedicated to providing access to renewable energy training for professionals in all connected fields and their training portal provides that access to more than 1,500 training courses worldwide. Learn more.
18 April 2013
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are pleased to announce the release of the Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED) for policies, regulations, and incentives. Learn more.
17 April 2013
At the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) released its first-ever Global EV Outlook, which offers a unique global perspective on the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market. /n/news/features/evi-releases-global-ev-outlook-2013 Learn more.