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Clean Energy Solutions Center Drives Global Clean Energy Policies in 2016

Monday, March 20, 2017
Clean Energy Solutions Center Drives Global Clean Energy Policies in 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center (“Solutions Center”) is a unique, high-impact initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial that has driven global clean energy policy development since its inception in 2011. The Solutions Center is delivering vital capacity-building and clean energy policy and finance advisory services to support governments in reaching their ambitious clean energy, climate, and development targets.

Approaching Energy Access Differently

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Approaching Energy Access Differently

How West Africa Is Putting Women’s Interests on the Table

International Women’s Day, observed around the world on 8 March 2017, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political empowerment and achievement of women. Among many other issues, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting-edge work addressing women’s energy poverty. For example, in West Africa, ensuring universal energy access by 2030 is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; with support from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and its partners, West African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions.

The Clean Energy Solutions Center: Current Impact and Future Capabilities

Monday, December 19, 2016
The Clean Energy Solutions Center: Current Impact and Future Capabilities

In this video, Barry Bredenkamp from the South African National Energy Development Institute and Diann Black-Layne from the government of Antigua and Barbuda discuss how the Clean Energy Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service has helped them meet their clean energy goals. Martin Keller from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses future capabilities of the Solutions Center.

Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Ministers and other leaders announce new efforts to help countries achieve clean energy goals

Several events at the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) highlighted the value and impact of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) as a global platform to help countries implement their clean energy goals and achieve their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). CEM initiatives and campaigns were featured and new efforts announced to accelerate clean energy deployment that will help achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement while boosting economies and increasing energy security.

Clean Energy Solutions Center Fact Sheet

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Clean Energy Solutions Center Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, published during CEM7, describes the Clean Energy Solution Center's goals, impact, achievements, and participating governments and partner organizations.

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

Monday, May 16, 2016
10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.

Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Report offers insights for regulators and policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals

The Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) has released a new report, Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences. CERI is a partnership between two Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) initiatives, the Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership, and Leonardo Energy. As variable renewable generation increases worldwide, policy makers and regulators are adopting new or revised wheeling and banking policies that could effectively support renewable development. The report defines the principles of wheeling (transmission) tariffs and renewable energy banking provisions and their role in renewable energy deployment in countries with plans for large-scale renewable energy.

Clean Energy Solutions Center and Climate Technology Centre and Network Partner to Expand Clean Energy Policy Assistance for Developing Countries

Thursday, December 03, 2015
Clean Energy Solutions Center and Climate Technology Centre and Network Partner to Expand Clean Energy Policy Assistance for Developing Countries

Countries around the world are looking to implement policies and programs to deploy clean energy and reduce their carbon emissions. A new collaboration between the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), hosted by the United Nations Environmental Programme, will expand expert policy support to help developing countries bolster clean energy deployment.

Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

A new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States, examines pressing challenges regarding gender inequality and gender’s role in energy interventions in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This report was supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and was developed in collaboration with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy

How rapid change is breaking down conventional policy categories

This report, prepared by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, reviews changes in the renewable energy market that are driving policy innovation, discusses an emerging breakdown in conventional policy labels, and explores specific examples of recent policy innovation that can help point the way toward the next generation of renewable electricity policies.
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