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COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

At the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) United for Efficiency (U4E) effort collaborated with the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to organize a 16 November side event: “Energy-Efficient Lighting for Africa and Beyond.” The event raised awareness about the savings possible from light-emitting diodes (LED lighting) in Africa and announced a new partnership between U4E and Energy Efficiency Services Limited of India. During the event, the CEM invited African participants to join its Global Lighting Challenge.

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products in two categories: (1) high and low bay luminaires, and (2) street lighting luminaires, sold across Europe, India, and North America.

The CEM – Thoughts of the Past 6 Years and Thoughts for the Next 6 Years

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The CEM – Thoughts of the Past 6 Years and Thoughts for the Next 6 Years

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu gave a keynote address at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial, discussing the status of clean energy goals and strategies that have been effective thus far in moving us toward those goals.

Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

On 3 May, Minister Ibrahim Baylan launched Belysningsutmaningen, Sweden’s commitment to the Global Lighting Challenge. Together with public and private actors, the Swedish government now races to reduce by half the electricity demand for lighting by 2020 and challenges other countries to follow suit.

CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Monday, December 07, 2015
CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Clean Energy Ministerial countries and global corporations collaborate to advance efficient lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) today announced the formal launch of the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC)—a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LED bulbs) as quickly as possible. An overnight global transition to highly efficient lighting could avoid more than 800 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. The GLC was announced by Sweden’s Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan, along with Ikea’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard and other CEM partners, during an event at the COP21 climate negotiations. Initial commitments to the GLC were also announced.

10 Billion Bulbs

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
10 Billion Bulbs

Introducing the CEM Global Lighting Challenge #GLC #10BillionBulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial is launching the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) to address lighting issues related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy access. The GLC is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as light-emitting diodes – LEDs) as quickly as possible.

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.

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.
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