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Clean Energy Solutions Center

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Network member number:
N0052
Acronym:
CESC
Address:
National Renewable Energy laboratory, Victoria Healey -MS/RSF 401, 15013 Denver Parkway Golden, CO 80401-3305, USA
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The Clean Energy Solutions Center is a Web-based resource that helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of clean-energy technologies. The Solutions Center’s three main offerings are Ask an Expert policy assistance, training and peer-to-peer learning forums, and a rich library of technical tools and publications. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.  The Solutions Center’s primary sponsors are the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Australian Department of Industry (ADOI).
  

Organisation name (local):
Clean Energy Solutions Center
Acronym (local):
CESC
Active in:
Worldwide

Contributions

  • Blueprint Guide for Creating Gender-sensitive Energy Policies

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    This Guide was developed to help support the policy making process in countries interested in pursuing a more gender inclusive energy sector. It is a blueprint primarily based on the experience gained in the development of the first-ever policy on gender mainstreaming for energy access that was adopted in 2017 by Heads of State in ECOWAS Member States. It distills key elements from the ECOWAS process and methodology used by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in driving the development and adoption of the policy.

  • Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Sustainable Urban Energy Transition

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    The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on the world's cities, which accounting for roughly 75 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The roundtable shared perspectives on key urban energy challenges and innovative ways to better integrate the clean energy agenda into urban development policies and priorities at the national and local levels.

  • Wastewater Management: A UN-Water Analytical Brief

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    This analytical brief describes how environmental conditions arising from inadequate or non-existing wastewater management pose significant threats to human health, well-being and economic activity. By emphasizing that wastewater is a resource (in terms of water and also nutrient for agricultural use) whose effective management is essential for future water security, the authors highlight the need for a paradigm shift in water politics around the world.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report

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    Published annually since 2005, this report examines how investment flows into renewables are evolving around the world and the reasons for those changes. “Based on data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, it has become the world’s foremost reference document on renewable energy investment, and for the examination of trends by region, country, sector and investment type.” The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) is a sister publication to the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) .

  • Stimulating Quality Investment in Sustainable Energy for All

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    This briefing on investing in SE4All outlines the potential for large returns with resourceful investing and helpful policies. The market, barriers and challenges, investors and instruments, business models, the role of governments and donors, and next steps are the focal points covered. Investors, crowdsourcing, donors, government, and business can all be part of the solutions proposed by the authors.

  • The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy

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    The authors of this report explore the possible role of institutional investment in renewable energy by addressing barriers to market entry and offering steps to alleviate these barriers and move forward with investments. The potential impacts are addressed, as well as explorations of the differences in institutional investing in Europe, North America and Australia. Appendices lead the reader through some of the details.

  • Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

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    This report provides an analysis of (1) policy and financial de-risking instruments and (2) how they best fit into a developing economy to create feasible renewable energy projects. South Africa, Mongolia, Panama and Kenya are used as case studies to illustrate how instruments are being used in different situations. Implications of de-risking instruments are discussed in-depth to close out the analysis. Accompanying the report is a financial tool designed to help policymakers make more informed decisions about the most cost-effective courses of action.

  • The Green Investment Report: The Ways and Means to Unlock Private Finance for Green Growth

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    This report finds that in order to stabilize the global temperature at an acceptable level, USD 34 billion of additional public funding is required to stimulate private capital for green investments. The authors find that this level of additional public support could mobilize USD 570 billion of private investment. The report suggests public finance—combined with the proper policy support—should strategically target private capital through measures such as guarantees, insurance products, and incentives.

  • Mobilising Investment in Energy Efficiency

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    The authors of this report review effective economic measures for increasing investment in energy efficiency in the buildings sector. All aspects of energy efficiency policy are reviewed, including policy and program design, and funding for programs. Case studies are offered from Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Ireland.

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Bioenergy Strategic Framework

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    In support of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative and to promote the region's energy future, the energy ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) adopted a the ECOWAS Bioenergy Strategic Framework on 31 October 2012. This document is Resolution Four from the ECOWAS Eleventh Meeting of the Ministers in Charge of Energy. The ECOWAS Bioenergy Strategic Framework is intended to enhance sustainable bioenergy production and use within the ECOWAS member states.

  • Renewable Energy Investment: Policy and Market Impacts

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    Using a real options model, the authors of this report seek to analyze the decision of an electricity producer to invest in new capacity, select the type of technology, and optimize its operation. The model finds that if policymakers can assure renewable energy producers there is no chance feed-in tariffs will be abandon over a 30-year period, ratepayers will see a noticeable decline in the feed-in tariff level required to spur maximum investment in renewable energy sources.

  • Clean Cookstoves: Changing the Paradigm in Guatemela

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    This summary outlines the Paradigm Project's commitment to placing at least 100,000 clean cookstoves in Guatemalan households over the next 10 years. Stoves are marketed and sold through local staff and community groups. Important elements of the program are provision of warranty servicing and financing mechanisms, community education, and evaluation and monitoring.

  • Investing in Renewable Energy in the MENA Region: Financier Perspectives

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    Presented from the perspective of leading renewable energy financiers from London and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), this report describes the opportunities and challenges of renewable energy finance in the MENA region. The MENA region is attractive to investors today for several reasons; however, policy and regulation are central to investment conditions. Most MENA governments do not have a national renewable energy regime in place, making investment decisions in the region challenging.

  • Investing in Residential Energy Efficiency Programs in Mexico

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    This report reviews Mexico's launch of an energy efficiency strategy that targets power consumption in the residential sector by increasing the efficiency of household lighting and appliances. Large‐scale lighting substitution and appliance replacement programs could reduce the residential electricity sector’s carbon footprint by over 10 per cent in the next few years.

  • Waste-to-Wheels Workshop: Building for Success (Presentations)

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    This three day workshop focused on renewable natural gas production, refinement and use as a vehicle fuel. Presentations from the workshop provide training on feedstock sources, conversion processes, upgrading technologies, financial incentives, natural gas vehicle engine offerings, fueling, and project development strategies.

  • Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies: Case Studies from Global Environment Facility Climate Change Portfolio

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    Transfer of environmentally sound technologies (EST) play a crucial role in the global response to climate change. This report includes case studies on concentrated solar power in Egypt, energy efficient brick making kilns in Bangladesh, wind power deployment in Mexico, fuel cell buses in China, and energy efficiency financing in Hungary. The case studies provide a project description, technology description, as well as results and outcomes. The common features of successful transfers are identified to inform future projects.

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles Technology Brief

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    This document provides an overview of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technology, including progress, performance, cost, potential and barriers. The document discusses various business models that have been designed to encourage the deployment and use of HEVs, such as battery leasing. It also summarizes technical performance, environmental impact and cost data for various HEVs.

  • Opportunities and Domestic Barriers to Clean Energy Investment in Chile

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    This document provides a view of the clean energy market for electricity generation in Chile. The document is structured as follows. Section two describes the main trends of the Chilean electricity market, and clean energy production in particular, in terms of: the current situation and future projections; investment trends; greenhouse gas emissions in the sector; and the regulatory, institutional, and investment frameworks.