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Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

Monday, October 26, 2015
Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

A study supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP initiative highlights the central importance of a strong quality assurance framework in the development of the off-grid lighting (pico-solar) and solar home system markets.

Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

Friday, October 09, 2015
Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

A recently published GOGLA blog discusses Global LEAP's coordination of efforts to facilitate development of a strong, competitive market of high-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances. The CEM initiative is spearheading a suite of groundbreaking activities and partnerships to equip the off-grid market to make better-informed, faster decisions about appliances. The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition included a side event for attendees to learn more about Global LEAP.

Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

Friday, August 07, 2015
Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

In the midst of a global clean energy revolution, CEM 2.0 stands ready to accelerate global progress on clean energy by serving as a premier forum to advance cooperation among countries and to promote global clean energy solutions. This op-ed was jointly authored by the energy ministers representing the inaugural members of the CEM steering committee. 

The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Companies are finding that energy management systems (EnMSs) offer a cost-effective way to save energy and avoid carbon emissions. Organizations use the global ISO 50001 standard to implement a robust, effective energy management system to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

Pathways for Clean Energy Access

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Pathways for Clean Energy Access

The CEM's Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has prepared a new infographic outlining the key pathways to energy access. It depicts the range of clean energy technologies that can be applied in different energy access contexts, across the complete energy ladder.

DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Direct current (DC) power – combined with mobile solutions – can improve energy access by enabling the provision of efficient solutions. CEM's Global LEAP initiative works with off-grid energy service providers and DC appliance manufacturers to help raise awareness and promote high-quality, energy-efficient, and affordable off-grid products.

Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Because energy savings represent the absence of energy use, it is impossible to directly measure energy efficiency impacts; the credibility of the reported data is only as sound as the measurement and verification (M&V) processes, methodologies, and data that are used. Using the three C’s—Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency—builds confidence in the M&V processes, methodologies, and protocols, and thus in the reported results. 

Building a Global Low-Carbon Technology Pathway

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Building a Global Low-Carbon Technology Pathway

At the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru, a live panel discussion highlighted CEM’s solid record of achievement in accelerating the transition to clean energy. It also focused on how the CEM can contribute to a successful outcome in the 2015 Paris climate negotiations and the role the CEM can play in the implementation of actions and policies to help countries meet their energy-related contributions in a new climate agreement.

Motors are everywhere and efficient – but they can be even better

Thursday, December 04, 2014
Motors are everywhere and efficient – but they can be even better

Material and technological breakthroughs are improving the energy efficiencies of induction and other electric motors by changing how motors work and are controlled. Continued international collaboration and open dialogue, such as that carried out through the SEAD initiative, will help to further shrink motors’ share of energy consumption over the years to come.

Buying energy-efficient products during the Black Friday shopping season

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Buying energy-efficient products during the Black Friday shopping season

Green is the new Black

Before visiting those retailers to take advantage of Black Friday and other holiday promotional sales, take a few minutes to ensure you are buying energy-efficient products. Consider the world’s most efficient models, as determined by the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competitions, and remember that purchasing energy-efficient products is good for both the environment and your bank account.
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