Clean Energy Policy News

12 November 2012
Drawing on the latest data and policy developments, the 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook presents analytical insights into trends in energy markets and what they mean for energy security, environmental protection and economic development. Learn more.
9 November 2012
According to 75% of estate and construction executives surveyed in the European Union, India, China and the United States, energy efficiency legislation benefits the building sector. More than a third of respondents to an Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey commissioned by the Global Buildings Performance Network, say a lack of enforcement of existing regulations is a leading obstacle to investments in efficiency Learn more.
31 August 2012
The Climate Finance Innovation Facility (CFIF), a programme of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaboration Centre, issued its third call for proposals to fund innovative financial product development activities in developing countries. CFIF aims to provide technical assistance and funding for the development of climate focused financial products and services in order to spur development in renewable energy and energy efficiency. To apply, submit a concept note by 30 September 2012. Learn more.
30 August 2012
According to a recent Bloomberg report, India may accelerate its plan to auction three gigawatts of solar photovoltaic power generation by auctioning 1 gigawatt in the current fiscal year. Learn more.
15 August 2012
The Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) has released an interactive database of industrial energy efficiency technologies and measures to help companies boost their competitiveness and create environmental benefits. Learn more.
15 August 2012
The Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) has launched two new databases that provide easy access to information on industrial energy efficiency and financing programs. Learn more.
6 August 2012
The Polish Ministry of the Economy presented a draft version of the country's new renewable energy law on 27 July 2012. While leaving intact the preexisting quota system with green certificates - the country's main renewable energy support scheme - the proposed law modifies the number of green certificates per MWh depending on the technology. The law also introduces a feed-in tariff for small-scale renewables and aims to simplify renewable electricity connection. According to a statement from RES LEGAL, an EU-27 renewable energy law database, if the proposed law passes through two committees and Parliament, it will likely go into effect at the beginning of 2013. Learn more.
2 August 2012
The Stockholm Environment Institute released a major upgrade to its Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) software tool on 29 July. By integrating LEAP with the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) system, the new version can now model the water-energy nexus. Other new features include improved optimization modeling, better modeling of environmental externalities, and other features. LEAP is a versatile software system for integrated energy planning and greenhouse gas mitigation assessment. The Stockholm Environment Institute provides governments, universities, and nonprofits in the developing countries, as well as students everywhere, free access to the program. Other interested entities can gain access by purchasing a licensing agreement. Learn more.
31 July 2012
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has issued its 9th call for proposals to support up to 30 projects intended to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and/or energy efficiency technologies. The maximum funding per project is €150,000 to support five key areas: scaling up successful business models; supporting off-grid generation; harnessing clean energy in food production; employing clean energy in providing a reliable water supply; opening up energy data in emerging markets. Initial proposals are due 21 September 2012 with short-listed full proposals due 9 November 2012. Learn more.
31 July 2012
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines approved the payment levels for the country's first feed-in tariff regime on 27 July 2012. The tariff levels were set lower than those proposed by the National Renewable Energy Board 16 May 2011. The ERC said the especially significant reductions to the solar and wind tariff were due to the downward pricing trends those technologies have experienced since the initial proposal. The new regulation covers run-of-river hydropower, solar, wind, and biomass. Learn more.