CEM Newsletter Highlights Success of Clean Energy Solutions Center
20 November 2012: The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has released the fall 2012 issue of its newsletter, which highlights the success of its Clean Energy Solutions Center, the upcoming fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4), and past and upcoming events by several of its main initiatives.
The newsletter features an article on the increased interest from the clean energy community in the tools, services, and events offered by CEM's Clean Energy Solutions Center. In this regard the article mentions the success of the "Implementing Smart Policies with the Clean Energy Solutions Center" event during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in June 2012, the Solutions Center's "Ask-an-Expert" service, and its webinars.
The newsletter also draws attention to next year's CEM4 to be held in New Delhi, India on 17–18 April 2013 under the theme of "Technology and Business Innovation," and entail six high-level public-private roundtable dialogues on deploying clean energy solutions. The newsletter further emphasizes the upcoming Delhi Clean Energy Conference, on 11-12 December 2012, which will discuss clean energy progress in Brazil, South Africa, India, China, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Korea, and which will provide input for CEM4.
The newsletter further highlights: the first awards of the Global Efficiency Medals by the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative; the Women in Clean Energy Symposium organized in September 2012 by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative; the renaming of CEM's Solar and LED Energy Access Initiative (SLED) into the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP); and the release of two videos of CEM3 on a roundtable discussing the value of CEM, and a panel discussion on increasing women's participation in clean energy.
The newsletter closed with upcoming events, and an overview of recent stakeholder meeting by several of CEM's initiatives, including: The 21st Century Power Partnership; the SEAD initiative; the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP); the Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group; the Clean Energy Solutions Center; the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI); Global LEAP; the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN); and the Solar and Wind Working Group. [Publication: CEM Newsletter Fall 2012] [IISD RS Reporting on the SEAD Global Efficiency Medals Competition] [IISD RS Reporting on the Women in Clean Energy Symposium]