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7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

1-2 June 2016 | San Francisco, US

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Bird's eye view of the CEM in session

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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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


Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)


Video presentation on the CEM



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


L-R: Rafael Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer, Enel Green Power North America, Inc.; Zhang Hongshui, First Deputy Mayor of
Zhenjiang, China; and Tord Lien, Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

Photos from the Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable discussions on Innovative Mechanisms and Strategies for Investment in Energy Efficiency




Roundtable discussions on Facilitating Corporate Sourcing of
Clean Energy

Roundtable discussions on Next Generation Wind and Solar: Getting
Policies and Markets Rights


Roundtable discussions on Government Procurement and Demonstration of Clean Technology



Photos from the Startups and Solutions Technology Showcase on Union Square

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


Jerry Brown, Governor of California, US with Vardhan Harsh, Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, India




Delegates from Saudi Arabia


 

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