EU Commission and 24 nations aim to drive EV uptake

The European Commission and 24 countries are targeting at least 30% of new electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030. The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) ‘EV [email protected]’ initiative aims to support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks and work towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to […]

Canada to double clean energy spending by 2020

Canada has pledged to double its investment in the clean energy industry by the end of the decade. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said funding for clean technology research and development will increase from $387 million in 2014/15 to $775 million by 2020. He made the announcement at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) event […]

Energy Ministers act on global efficiency

ELN reports from last week’s Clean Energy Ministerial where ministers from 23 countries agreed energy efficiency standards for domestic appliances

Cameron’s “weak position” on UK energy mix

The Prime Minister has been criticised for his “weak position” on the UK’s energy mix by the Leader of the Green Party. Caroline Lucas MP has panned David Cameron’s remarks at last week’s Clean Energy Ministerial for failing to “show real ambition for our trailblazing renewables sector”. At the summit of at least 20 energy […]

UK gives £60m to global CCS fund

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced the allocation of £60m to support the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in emerging markets as part of a wider $200m (£123m) international fund. The Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group, a section of the Clean Energy Ministerial which met in London this week, […]

Reporter’s Blog: Will He, Won’t He? Cameron’s green “remarks”

To speech, or not to speech – that’s been the question this week for David Cameron. He was hotly tipped to make a long-awaited green speech yesterday at the Clean Energy Ministerial to quieten grumbles about his pledge to be the “greenest Government ever”. But earlier this week the Twittersphere was rife with speculation our […]

Danish Energy Minister says CEM will work

Minister Lidegaard says it is a “mystery” to him that people don’t realise the business case for green energy.

US Energy Sec: world must put “shoulder to the wheel”

It’s time for the world community to “put the shoulder to the wheel” to push forward with using renewable energy and improving the efficiency of energy appliances. That’s according to the US Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the Clean Energy Ministerial in London this morning, who said governments need to work together. Dr Steven Chu […]

Hague says UK must “stay the course” on carbon targets

There is “no doubt” the UK must meet the challenge of “speeding up global progress on clean energy”, Foreign Secretary William Hague declared today. Mr Hague said it was crucial the UK makes sure it is “at the front of the queue when it comes to the jobs and industries of the future”. His comments […]

Cleantech’s “bottom up” approach is working, says Danish minister

A “bottoms-up” approach when it comes to cleantech is helping the fight against climate change, the Danish energy minister said today. His comments come as he joins around twenty energy ministers from around the world at the Clean Energy Ministerial in London to discuss the progress of developing new renewable and low carbon technology. Martin Lidegaard […]