Clean Energy Policy News

7 June 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities and the private sector to support clean energy projects in the Pacific region by helping install PV systems on five of the Cook Islands to help the government achieve its goal of supplying 100 per cent of inhabited islands with renewable energy by 2020. Learn more.
2 June 2017
The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is now accepting proposals for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia. The objective of this initiative is to provide promising climate and clean energy businesses with coaching support from experienced professionals, to develop and refine a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan. Learn more.
19 April 2017
Vietnam has confirmed a long-awaited feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme for utility-scale solar projects along with a net metering scheme for rooftop PV systems. The FIT would be valid from 1 June 2017 to 30 June 2019, although the Ministry of Industry and Trade is conducting a study of how to support solar projects in Vietnam after this date Learn more.
30 March 2017
The United Arab Emirates government launched the USD 50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, which seeks to accelerate the deployment of generation assets in the Caribbean. Learn more.
27 March 2017
RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis. RETScreen Expert’s built-in Virtual Energy Analyzer (VEA) can be the fastest and most inexpensive way to prepare a pre-feasibility study or preliminary energy audit for a facility. Learn more.
20 March 2017
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Learn more.
13 March 2017
The 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum, a landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement, will take place in New York City from 3–5 April 2017. The event, hosted by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), will bring together more than 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations. Learn more.
30 January 2017
Recognizing the importance of taking a crosscutting approach to bioenergy strategies that rely on sustainable biomass use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly prepared a How2Guide for Bioenergy. The guide is designed to provide policymakers with the methodology and tools required to successfully plan and implement a roadmap for bioenergy at the national or regional level. Learn more.
15 January 2017
Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, are spurring renewable energy deployment and with it many socioeconomic benefits, according to the new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh assembly, the agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. Learn more.
14 January 2017
Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. The funding will support a diverse set of projects, including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. Learn more.