On June 8 2016, Asia Clean Energy Forum 2016 formally opened with a series of welcoming remarks and keynote addresses from the Asian Development Bank, its partners, and pre-eminent thinkers in the clean energy world.
New cities and states join UN Sustainable Energy for All program to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030
Last year the world committed to a more sustainable future. The rollout of efficient district energy systems in cities can help make it happen, and newly approved funding will boost action and implementation.
Copenhagen, 6 June 2016: The Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, which owns the Danfoss Group, today announced DKK 9 million in new funding to support UN’s District Energy in Cities initiative under the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Partnership and its Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the United States hosted the first ministerial meeting in Washington, DC, with subsequent meetings hosted by the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India, Korea, and Mexico. At the Mexico meeting in May of 2015, President Barack Obama announced that California would host the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial.
- Achieving goal would save energy equivalent to decommissioning 60 medium-sized coal-fired power stations
- biggest manufacturer of energy efficient LED lights reaffirms commitment to 100% carbon neutrality by 2020
Renewable energy jobs continue to rise even as employment in the broader energy sector falls
This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.
Monika Weber-Fahr, Chief Operating Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) will be moderating the "From Paris to Vienna: Policy, Industry and Dialogue" session on Tuesday May 24, from 9:30-11:00 and participating in the "Translating Principles for Dialogue into Action" session on Wednesday May 25, from 17:30-18:15.
The third edition of the African Utility Week Power Industry Awards took place on Wednesday 18 May 2016 during the 16th annual African Utility Week, in Cape Town, South Africa. These awards bring together 700 of Africa’s most renowned power and water industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa.
The African Development Bank Group will unveil its new agenda for the continent’s economic transformation at this year’s Annual Meetings are scheduled to take place from May 23-27 in Lusaka, Zambia.