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IRENA Invites Participation in Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Surveys

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
IRENA Invites Participation in Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Surveys

Companies encouraged to share experiences as contribution to Clean Energy Ministerial campaign

Companies large and small around the world are invited to participate in an IRENA Corporate Survey as part of the CEM Corporate Sourcing of Renewables campaign to share information on their company’s renewable energy targets and strategy, energy and electricity consumption levels, main drivers and barriers for sourcing renewable energy.


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China Joins the CEM Solar and Wind Working Group at CEM8

Friday, June 23, 2017
China Joins the CEM Solar and Wind Working Group at CEM8

The CEM Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group (MSWWG) increased its membership and activities at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in Beijing and discussed future priorities.

The CEM Launches New Advanced Power Plant Flexibility Campaign

Thursday, June 08, 2017
The CEM Launches New Advanced Power Plant Flexibility Campaign

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Power Plant Flexibility Campaign is set up to build strong momentum and commitment from participants to implement solutions that make power plants more flexible. Flexibility is critical to integrate wind and solar energy into power systems. The campaign covers all forms of dispatchable power plants, particularly coal, gas, hydro and bioenergy.

Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Demonstrates Momentum at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Demonstrates Momentum at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners highlight progress and announce key deliverables to accelerate the clean energy transition through corporate sourcing

Today, key partners in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign highlighted progress and announced major new efforts to help companies increase their use of renewable energy and help power a transition to a clean energy future. The campaign was featured during the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) Public–Private Action Summit, held in Beijing and hosted by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and National Energy Administration (NEA). Campaign announcements to attending global leaders included news that RE100 has grown by half over the past year, the release of new reports on enabling frameworks, and a new annual Corporate Sourcing conference. In addition, China announced it would co-lead the campaign, joining Denmark and Germany.

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

Friday, May 12, 2017
Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

The Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day, to be held as a side event at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) on 7 June, will feature high-level speakers from business and governments discussing corporate demand for cost-competitive renewable energy, its potential to accelerate renewables deployment and meet climate targets, and the necessary enabling frameworks.

New Report: Next Generation Wind and Solar Power – From Cost to Value

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
New Report: Next Generation Wind and Solar Power – From Cost to Value

CEM’s Solar and Wind Working Group and International Energy Agency analyze system and market integration of renewables, energy policy

The report Next Generation Wind and Solar Power – From Cost to Value has been released as a collaborative product of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Solar and Wind Working Group and the International Energy Agency. The report 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.

IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

Global Wind Atlas provides accurate wind resource data down to the kilometre, boosting support for global wind energy development

The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Technical University of Denmark. The Global Wind Atlas provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at 10-kilometre resolution or poorer, which resulted in underestimations, increased risk and increased costs for wind energy planners.

New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

Friday, June 19, 2015
New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

A new guide published by the Multilateral Working Wind and Solar Working Group provides key recommendations to guide policy makers in designing effective renewable energy auctions. Developed in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts.

New Report Highlights Economic Value of Solar and Wind Energy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
New Report Highlights Economic Value of Solar and Wind Energy

econValue report from CEM’s solar and wind initiative shows how renewables can increase jobs, incomes, and manufacturing

According to a new econValue report released by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group, large-scale deployment of renewable energy can create jobs, increase incomes, improve trade balances, and contribute to industrial development—if the right policies and frameworks are in place.  

World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Under the theme of “Act Together, Think Creative,” CEM5 focused on accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy

On 12–13 May, energy leaders from the world’s largest economies and others gathered in Seoul for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to strategize next steps in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy. Energy ministers and other high-level delegates highlighted progress made through the Ministerial’s collaborative initiatives and announced new and expanded actions that will enhance clean energy supply, improve energy efficiency, and expand clean energy access around the world. 

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