Clean Energy Policy News

11 February 2013
According to analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China installed 35% of all new onshore wind capacity in 2012. A total of 15.9 gigawatts of new wind capacity was added. As a point of comparison, the United States came in second with 13.2 gigawatts of new wind capacity. Bloomberg estimates China will continue the trend by installing even more in 2013, possibly 16.6 gigawatts. Learn more.
7 February 2013
Wind energy has provided more energy than any other source in Spain since 1 November 2012 according to an statement from the Spanish Wind Energy Association. Monthly generation from wind energy also exceeded six terawatt-hours for the first time as well, providing nearly one-quarter of all power generated. For more information aboiut this milestone, see these articles in Bloomberg and the Guardian. Learn more.
5 February 2013
In preparation for the upcoming CEM4 meeting in New Delhi (April 2013) , a workshop on techno-economic energy challenges and opportunities to scale-up mini-grid installations was held at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Workshop topics included technical issues, policy, regulations, and standards to financial instruments, business models and capacity development. Learn more.
14 January 2013
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held the agency's third session of the assembly in Abu Dhabi on 13-14 January 2013. Ministers and senior government officials from over 150 countries convened to transfer the presidency of the assembly from Salvador Namburete of Mozambique to Martin Lidegaard of Denmark, present the Director-General's annual report, and give thematic presentations on some of IRENA's key work areas. The assembly kicked off Abu Dhabi Sustainable Energy Week, consisting of several events and conferences such as the World Future Energy Summit and the International Renewable Energy Conference 2013. Learn more.
10 January 2013
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced the latest 28 clean energy projects it will funded. The projects cover improving energy access in Peru; scaling up of energy efficiency in Indonesian micro, small, and medium businesses; and promoting energy efficiency construction in Viet Nam. Learn more.
20 December 2012
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently launched the IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) to help facilitate professional development and training in the renewable energy sector. The resource is an online clearinghouse of live and online training events worldwide. Learn more.
19 December 2012
EurObserv'ER, a collaboration of engineers and experts in renewable energy, recently announced the preliminary findings of the 2012 edition of its EurObserv'ER renewable energy barometer, which put the European Union on track to reach its goal of a 20% renewable energy share in gross final energy by 2020. Learn more.
19 December 2012
The East African Community recently issued a call for proposals to set up the East Africa Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Program and the Austrian Development Agency, the center will be modeled on the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the west African region. Learn more.
11 December 2012
The Clean Energy Ministerial announced that CEM4, the annual ministerial-level clean energy forum, will be 17-18 April 2013. Ministers from more than 20 participating countries will gather to discuss progress made by the Clean Energy Ministerial's 13 clean energy initiatives, explore ways to enhance collaboration between participating governments, and develop strategies to drive public-private engagement to support clean energy deployment. Learn more.
27 November 2012
At the UN Climate Conference in Doha (COP 18), the Solutions Center and the ClimateWorks Foundation will co-host a clean energy policy best-practices side event. Clean energy policy information (country policy data, policy and incentives databases) and tools (interactive resource maps, no-cost virtual expert assistance) will be shared. ClimateWorks will highlight two reports from its “Policies that Work” series, which provides an analytical framework to help government leaders evaluate proposed policies in terms of their economic benefits and effectiveness in reducing GHG emissions. The Collaborative Labeling & Appliance Standards Program and the International Council on Clean Transportation) will showcase their work on appliance efficiency and transport, respectively. Learn more.