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7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

1-2 June 2016 | San Francisco, US

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CEM participants heard a video message from US President Barack Obama

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The Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) convened on 2 June 2016 for its Open Press Public Private Action Summit in San Francisco, US. In the morning, delegates heard welcoming remarks from Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy, who underscored the complementarity of the Mission Innovation and CEM objectives. Delegates then heard from Dan Utech, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, US, and viewed a video message from US President Barack Obama, who urged cooperation to meet the climate and energy challenges currently faced. Yin Hejun, Vice Minister for Science and Technology, China, read a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping, who said that harmony between man and nature is essential.

Delegates then heard scene setting presentations from Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), and Michael Liebreich, Advisory Board Chairman, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, who said by 2040, up to half of new vehicles could be electric. The morning panel sessions addressed: appliance efficiency; policy perspectives; commercial and industrial efficiency; and scaling corporate access to renewable energy. Delegates also heard keynote remarks from Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple, who underscored that while governments need the private sector to decrease their energy use, the private sector looks to government to provide policy environments that incentivize the adoption of low-carbon practices.

During lunch, a panel discussion titled ‘Towards a Clean Energy Economy’ was followed by an awards ceremony, recognizing CEM award winners for energy management leadership, global efficiency in lighting, awards of excellence and outstanding off-grid appliances.

The afternoon panels discussed the CEM and the road from Paris, and achieving universal access to clean and affordable energy.

During CEM7 closing remarks, Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology, China, via video message, invited all to attend CEM8 in Beijing, China, in 2017.

Secretary Moniz gavelled CEM7 to a close at 3:30 pm.

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Open Press Public-Private Press Action Summit


Danny Kennedy, California Clean Energy Fund

Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff, US Department of Energy



Yin Hejun, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, China

Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US



Jerry Brown, Governor of California, US

Dan Utech, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, US



Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Mary Wenzel, Wells Fargo


Michael Liebreich, Advisory Board Chairman, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Appliance Efficiency (L-R): Dave Regnery, President of HVAC of North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Ingersoll Rand;
Bill Bien, Head of Strategy & CMO, Philips Lighting; Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy; Kate Hampton, CEO,
Children's Investment Fund Foundation; and Harsh Vardhan, Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences



Tim Woodward, Prelude Ventures

Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple


Arthouros Zervos, Chair of the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century


Commercial and Industrial Efficiency (L-R): Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization;
Helen Burt, SVP of External Affairs and Public Policy, PG&E Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group; James Gordon Carr,
Minister, Natural Resources Canada; and Jennifer Rumsey, CTO, Cummins


Scaling Corporate Access to Renwable Energy (L-R): Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft; Thorsten Herdan,
Director-General for Energy Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Germany; Adnan Amin, Director-
General, IRENA; Tristan Grimbert, CEO, EDF RE; and John Woolard, Vice President of Energy, Google


Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council


Towards a Clean Energy Economy (L-R): George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State; Janet Napolitano, President, University
of California; Tom Steyer, Founder, NextGen Climate; and Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University


Steven Chu, Former US Energy Secretary


Panel Discussion on "Road from Paris and the CEM" (L-R:) Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador for Multilateral Negotiations for COP22,
Morocco; Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and French Ambassador for Climate
Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Jonathan Pershing, US Special Envoy for Climate Change; and David Sandalow,
Inaugural Fellow, Columbia University, Center on Global Energy Policy


Energy Access: Achieving Universal Access to Clean and Affordable Energy: L-R: Cathy Zoi, CEO, Axess Energy; Lord Bourne
of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, UK; Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New
and Renewable Energy, India; Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer,
Sustainable Energy For All


Video message from Minister Wan Gang, Ministry of Science and Technology, China



Yin Hejun,
Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, China

Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US, making his closing remarks to the CEM


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The Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) opened in San Francisco, US on Wednesday morning 1 June 2016. Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy and CEM7 Chair welcomed participants, and highlighted the Startups and Solutions Showcase with over 100 exhibits being held in parallel to the meeting. He acknowledged the successful hosting of CEM6 by Mexico as a key step towards CEM2.0, noting that San Francisco was chosen as host city because of its role in innovative technology.

Members discussed CEM 2.0, including the draft CEM Framework document and arrangements for the new multilateral CEM Secretariat. Delegates agreed that the International Energy Agency should host the Secretariat. Countries reported on CEM6 and CEM7 campaigns such as the Global Lighting Challenge, the Power System Challenge and the scaled up Clean Energy Solutions Center.

During lunch, a subnational event was held, with presentations by various governments and stakeholders on their initiatives. In the afternoon, discussions continued on CEM7 campaigns and strategic priorities, including: the Advanced Cooling Challenge; the CEM Energy Management Campaign: A drive to 50,001 energy saving partners; and the Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Challenge.

In the late afternoon, four high-level roundtable discussions took place on: Innovative Mechanisms and Strategies for Investment in Energy Efficiency; Facilitating Corporate Sourcing of Clean Energy; Government Procurement and Demonstration of Clean Technology; and Next Generation Wind and Solar: Getting Policies and Markets Right.

In the evening, ministers, delegates and special guests took a tour of the Startups and Solutions Technology Showcase. This was followed by a reception and a ministerial dinner.

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Bird's eye view of the CEM in session


Participants at the CEM session


Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US (center), delivering his welcome remarks



Pedro Joaquin Coldwell
, Mexico


Khalid Abuleif
, Saudi Arabia

Laurence Tubiana, France


Jerry Brown, Governor of California and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US, with other delegates at the Startups and Solutions
Technology Showcase on Union Square



Jim Wunderman, Bay Area Council

Anthony F. Earley Jr., Chairman, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation



Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco

Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA


CEM and MI Ministerial staff


ENB team at the CEM and MI Ministerial with (L-R): Franz Dejon, Cherelle Jackson, Kate Helfenstein, Leila Mead,
Deborah Davenport and Brandon Jourdan

 


 

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