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Clean Energy Ministerial 3 (CEM3)

25–26 April 2012, London, UK

Public-Private Roundtables 

Wednesday 25 April 2012 

The third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) featured eight roundtables that provided a unique opportunity for energy ministers, senior government officials, international business leaders, and experts from nongovernmental organizations to engage in candid dialogue on clean energy issues. The moderated sessions, co-chaired by ministers and business executives, focused on eight topics: 

  • Large-scale energy efficiency programs
  • Electric vehicles
  • Integration of variable renewable energy resources
  • Finance for renewable energy 
  • Super-efficient appliances 
  • Carbon capture, use, and storage 
  • Solar photovolatics 
  • Finance for energy efficiency 

The objective for the discussions was to identify a small number of specific recommendations for action. Readouts from these discussions were presented at the ministers’ opening session and will help shape initiatives’ work over the coming year. As follow-up to CEM3, the World Economic Forum, which helped to convene the sessions, prepared a summary report that captures these key recommendations and identifies next steps for advancing the public-private agenda on scaling up clean energy. 

Read more: Public-Private Roundtables at the Third Clean Energy Ministerial

Session Details

Large-Scale Efficiency Programs
2:15 pm–3:45 pm
This session worked to identify a set of smart policies and regulatory mechanisms to mobilize energy efficiency at a large scale, including those that can be carried forth through public-private collaboration within the context of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).

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Electric Vehicles
2:15 pm–3:45 pm
The objective for this discussion was to identify opportunities to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles, particularly those strategies that can be carried forth through public-private collaboration within the context of CEM.

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Variable Renewables Integration
2:15 pm–3:45 pm
The objective for this discussion was to identify effective approaches, including national policies and programs as well as international cooperation, to ensure that electricity markets and regulatory systems effectively coevolve with increasing penetrations of variable renewable energy.

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Finance for Renewable Energy
2:15 pm–3:45 pm
The objective of this session was to distill key insights from the group on the current market for finance for renewable energy and to explore ways to deepen and accelerate the supply of capital for renewable energy.

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Super-Efficient Appliances
4:15 pm–5:45 pm
The objective for the discussion was to identify a set of near-term, actionable opportunities, including strengthening existing policies and programs, to help promote efficient and super-efficient appliances. Ideas for deeper public-private collaboration within the context of CEM warranted particular attention.

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Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage
4:15 pm–5:45 pm
Participants in this session engaged in a dialogue between government, industry, and financiers on approaches to addressing the unique financial challenges facing the full range of carbon capture, use, and storage project types. They explored the most effective mechanisms for leveraging public funding to access private capital, and identified ways in which government and industry can better work together to reduce risks.

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Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
4:15 pm–5:45 pm
The objective for the discussion was to identify a set of near-term, actionable opportunities to help reduce solar photovoltaic costs and accelerate solar PV deployment globally, particularly those that can be carried forth through public-private collaboration within the context of CEM.

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Finance for Energy Efficiency
4:15 pm–5:45 pm
The objective of the session was to distill key insights from the group on the current market for finance for energy efficiency and to explore ways to deepen and accelerate the supply of capital for energy efficiency.

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