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The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Rose Mutiso, U.S. Global LEAP lead

Energy efficiency is a critically important component of global efforts to provide access to modern energy services to the billion plus people worldwide who currently lack access to electricity. Basic energy services such as lighting and phone charging are an important first rung in the energy access ladder, but the broader socio-economic benefits of electricity access require higher levels of energy services. High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances require less energy and reduce the size of the off-grid energy systems needed to run them. Global LEAP partners are working to support thriving commercial markets for off-grid appliances and equipment.

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

Monday, November 14, 2016
COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, energy leaders from across the globe are focusing on concrete steps and celebrating actions taken that will achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, including the promotion of energy access worldwide. Among the activities featured at Marrakech were those of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and its partners.

Global LEAP Competition for World’s Most Innovative Off-Grid Refrigerators Launched

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Global LEAP Competition for World’s Most Innovative Off-Grid Refrigerators Launched

USAID and DFID make $600,000 in cash prizes available for the competition’s market-leading innovators

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ideas to Impact Programme (I2I) joined the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, a global competition aimed at spurring innovation in the emerging off-grid refrigeration market and advancing access to modern energy services around the world. I2I’s partnership and support increases the total award prize to $600,000.

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Awards recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the Winners in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems.

Finalists in the 2015-16 Global LEAP Awards Announced

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Finalists in the 2015-16 Global LEAP Awards Announced

Awards will recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the finalists in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems. Winners of the Global LEAP Awards will be announced on 1 June 2016 at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, USA.

Global LEAP Publishes The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

Monday, February 29, 2016
Global LEAP Publishes The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

CEM Initiative Releases Groundbreaking Study with Insights into Critical Emerging Market

The global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid and significant growth, according to market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative. According to The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market, Global LEAP’s new study, growth in clean energy access markets and the global off-grid appliance market are inextricably linked, and success in applications such as off-grid LED lighting provides a “springboard” for expanded focus on emerging off-grid energy service technologies.

Global LEAP Principles

Sunday, December 06, 2015
Global LEAP Principles

Global LEAP is a voluntary forum that brings together governments, the private sector, and development partners to share knowledge and best practices under a set of commonly held principles to encourage self-sustaining commercial markets for energy access solutions. There are over 140 public- and private-sector supporters of the Global LEAP principles. 

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Friday, December 04, 2015
Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Led by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Efficiency for Access Coalition will accelerate access to enhanced modern energy services beyond lighting by 2030

The Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. E4A will bring together and amplify the efforts of global development partners to harness the power of energy efficiency to achieve universal access to enhanced energy services—beyond lighting—by 2030.

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.

The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

Monday, October 26, 2015
The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

This report presents the key findings from market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). The results reveal that the global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth.

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