Clean Energy Policy News
6 June 2017
CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years »
Thirteen companies have announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge that total nearly six billion LED lighting products. The challenge has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its goal of 10 billion lights. Learn more.
2 June 2017
PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate and Clean Energy in Asia »
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.
26 May 2017
The Green Climate Fund has launched a global campaign to unlock private sector investment in climate finance. It is offering USD 500 million to support business ideas that drive greenhouse gas emission reductions and help communities adapt to climate change in developing countries. 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.
9 March 2017
Celebrating International Women’s Day takes many different forms, in many different countries and in many different sectors around the world. In West Africa, and in the energy sector, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting edge work addressing women’s energy poverty. In West Africa, ‘ensuring universal energy access by 2030’ is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions. Learn more.
10 February 2017
A new report—Next Generation Wind and Solar Power: From Cost to Value—explores the dramatic expansion of variable renewable energy, the challenges this presents to power system operators and regulators, and possible solutions, including policies to maximize the system value of electricity from wind and solar power. Learn more.