Monday, August 31, 2015

World energy leaders discussed a path forward to accelerate a global clean energy revolution

More than 20 countries from six continents met recently at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial, or CEM, in Mérida, Mexico and agreed on  the importance of supporting the rapid growth of  global clean energy economy, in particular, energy efficiency and a diversity of renewable resources such as solar, wind, hydro, sustainable biomass, and geothermal.
 Founded in 2009, the CEM advances cooperation on clean energy among a group of countries encompassing around 90 percent of global clean energy investment. Since 2011, the CEM’s Clean Energy Solutions Center has provided no-cost, high-quality, and real-time expert advice to more than 80 countries around the world.  For example, the Solutions Center helped Caribbean countries set an ambitious sustainable energy target of 47 percent for 2027 that will help reduce their dependence on expensive oil-fired electricity generation. Read more at http://ec.europa.eu/