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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.

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.

Next Generation Wind and Solar Power - From Cost to Value

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Next Generation Wind and Solar Power - From Cost to Value

A new report, co-developed by the Clean Energy Ministerial's Solar and Wind Working Group and the International Energy Agency, explores the dramatic expansion of renewable power, along with the challenges this presents to power system operators and regulators. The new report includes a series of country-specific case studies that show how emerging countries can achieve integration.

Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group Fact Sheet

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, published during CEM7, describes the Solar and Wind initiative's goals, impact, achievements, and participating governments and partner organizations.

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Eirgrid Interview

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Eirgrid Interview

In 2015, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched the second ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This video presents an interview with Robbie Ahern, program manager of DS3 (Delivering a Secure, Sustainable Electricity System) at Ireland’s Eirgrid, which received a silver ISGAN 2015 Award of Excellence.

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.

Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

The Clean Energy Ministerial and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program will work together to deliver targeted technical assistance to help developing and middle-income countries integrate large shares of wind and solar energy into their electricity grids. Together, the initiatives will deliver the most advanced knowledge—from technical integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and smart grids to harmonized policy and regulatory frameworks—that will draw from the experiences of vanguard countries already managing high percentages of wind and solar penetration.
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