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The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Rose Mutiso, U.S. Global LEAP lead

Energy efficiency is a critically important component of global efforts to provide access to modern energy services to the billion plus people worldwide who currently lack access to electricity. Basic energy services such as lighting and phone charging are an important first rung in the energy access ladder, but the broader socio-economic benefits of electricity access require higher levels of energy services. High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances require less energy and reduce the size of the off-grid energy systems needed to run them. Global LEAP partners are working to support thriving commercial markets for off-grid appliances and equipment.

Energy for Access Coalition: Year of Action Fact Sheet

Monday, November 14, 2016
Energy for Access Coalition: Year of Action Fact Sheet

The Energy for Access (E4A) Coalition has successfully led a Year of Action in 2016 between COP21 and COP22, including catalyzing $11.5 million in funding from global partners for programs to promote efficient, high-quality clean energy technologies. A summary of key milestones achieved through E4A’s Year of Action is provided in the E4A Year of Action fact sheet.

What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

Friday, December 18, 2015
What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

For African countries, accessing sources of renewable energy is still a challenge. Renewable energy is mostly distributed through mini-grids and isolated systems. Recently, the mini-grid distribution sector has grown considerably, particularly in developing countries in Africa where centralised grid systems are unable to reach people in remote locations. Dr. Rose Mutiso, co-lead of the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global LEAP initiative, spoke with Ventures Africa to shed more light on what the future of a distributed renewable energy market in Africa could look like for interested investors and consumers.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

The 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris brought the world together in an effort to tackle climate change and set the world on a low-carbon pathway. With a successful outcome and a historic agreement reached, the focus now shifts to the “road from Paris.” One of the most crucial solutions to climate change is a global transition to clean energy, making the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) more important and more relevant than ever. Several events at COP21 featured the role of the CEM as an implementation forum and highlighted results from CEM initiatives. New CEM campaigns were also launched to raise the visibility and direct much-needed resources to targeted areas that have particular potential for impact.

Energy4Access Coalition Year of Action 2016

Monday, December 07, 2015
Energy4Access Coalition Year of Action 2016

At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced the launch of the Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. In coordination with the coalition’s launch, E4A released its 2016 Framework for Action, which outlines E4A’s vision and steps for the coming year towards the overarching goal of deploying super-efficient technologies to enable universal access to enhanced energy services by 2030.

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Friday, December 04, 2015
Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Led by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Efficiency for Access Coalition will accelerate access to enhanced modern energy services beyond lighting by 2030

The Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. E4A will bring together and amplify the efforts of global development partners to harness the power of energy efficiency to achieve universal access to enhanced energy services—beyond lighting—by 2030.

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

CEM initiatives and campaigns to be highlighted at COP21

In December, representatives from virtually every nation in the world will gather in Paris, France, for the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21). While this road to Paris has been critical to enable an agreement, the road from Paris will be equally important. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) will play a critical role, not just in helping countries deliver on their respective clean energy goals but also in building confidence and the capacity to increase ambition even further over time. Several events at COP21 will feature the CEM's role as an implementation forum.
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