Industrial Development

ITU Symposium Highlights Role of ICTs in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

8 July 2011: The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Sixth Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the Environment and Climate Change, focused on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa and the needs of developing countries, and concluded with a Call to Action for global leaders to recognize the role of ICTs in tackling climate change and to enhance their ability to do so.

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IEA-RETD Releases Call for Proposals on Wind and Solar Energy Supply Chains [viewed]

8 July 2011: The International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) has issued a call for proposals to study supply chain issues in the wind energy and solar photovoltaic sectors.

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Clean Energy Solutions Center Newsletter Examines Indian Industrial Efficiency [viewed]

28 June 2011: The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy, has published its second newsletter containing articles on work on industrial energy efficiency in India and upcoming webinars. 

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Website Launched for 2012 International Year for Sustainable Energy for All [viewed]

June 2011: The official website in support of the 2012 "International Year for Sustainable Energy for All," with information on the Year itself, recent and future events, how to get involved, other resources, and partners, has been launched.

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Cook Islands Announces Renewable Energy Plan [viewed]

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)5 July 2011: The Government of the Cook Islands has announced the launch of the Renewable Energy Chart – Te Atamoa O Te Uira Natura, which outlines how to achieve the target to produce 50% of electricity from renewable sources by 2015 and 100% by 2020.

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OECD Briefing Reviews Taxation, Innovation and the Environment [viewed]

June 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a briefing note titled “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment,” which illustrates how carbon and other pollution taxes, as well as similar instruments, positively affect innovation.

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IEA Publishes Updated Technology Roadmap on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles [viewed]

5 July 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an updated version of its “Technology Roadmaps - Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EV/PHEV)” report, which indicates that forecasted manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles is behind national targets.

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REEEP Announces Funding for 21 Low-Carbon Energy Projects [viewed]

30 June 2011: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has announced €3 million in funding for 21 clean energy projects in 17 countries, focusing on improving access to modern energy services and promoting low carbon energy development in developing countries.

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UN-Energy, Major Electricity Producers Sign Declaration on Public-Private Partnerships [viewed]

June 2011: UN-Energy, together with the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly the e8 network) of leading global electricity companies, met at the "Global Summit to Strengthen Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Global Electricity Technology Deployment" to discuss public-private partnership best practices to advance sustainable energy development.

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Event: Joint IRENA-RETD Workshop: Recent Energy Sector Developments and their Impact on Renewable Energy Prospects [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD). It will address the impact of six drivers on energy scenarios for the period 2015-2050 and its possible implications on renewable energy outlook and policy needs in the short term. Invited experts are to present their latest insights into what the various scenarios will mean in terms of short term policy implications, and to map new scenarios and strategy needs.  

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