2009; energy ministers in 24 countries to accelerate trans. to clean energy supply, access, and efficiency; sponsors Clean Energy Solution Center, 2011
Why it is Notable
(2009, no location identified). A global forum of energy ministers in 24 governments representing 80% of greenhouse gas emissions, to accelerate transition to clean energy supply, access, and efficiency. Emphasis on electric vehicles, energy management systems, and super-efficient equipment and appliance deployment.
(2009, no location identified; www.cleanenergyministerial.org)
A global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage transition to a global clean energy economy. CEM participating economies account for 90% of global clean energy investment and 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among energy ministers in 24 participating governments and other stakeholders to accelerate transition to clean energy supply, access, and efficiency. Initiatives are grouped in four theme areas: 1) Energy Demand: helping countries and industries increase energy efficiency and productivity, and effectively manage energy demand; 2) Energy Supply: accelerating deployment of clean energy supply technologies; 3) Energy Systems and Integration: accelerating the pace of decarbonization in global power systems while extending energy access; 4) Crosscutting Support: advancing workforce diversity and building policy expertise to support a more rapid transition to clean energy. Current activities include the Electric Vehicles Initiative, The Energy Management Working Group to improve energy efficiency in industrial and commercial sectors worldwide by accelerating broad use of energy management systems, and the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment to promote energy-efficient appliances and equipment. Has hosted Clean Energy Ministerial meetings since 2010, each of which generated multiple documents (e.g., “Trends in Global Clean Energy Finance” in 2015), newsletters, presentations, websites and videos. A table displays country-by-country participation in the various initiatives.