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More Than 70 Countries Turn to the Clean Energy Solutions Center for Policy Assistance

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  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Australian Department of Industry

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More than 30 international organizations provide in-kind expertise and resources in support of Solutions Center services and activities.

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Vickie Healey, Project Leader, Clean Energy Solutions Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Many countries are looking to grow their renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolios to meet environmental, economic, business, and energy security goals. Most often the biggest barrier to achieving clean energy scale-up in the developing world is cost. The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and operated by NREL, helps countries throughout the world create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. Through the Solutions Center's no-cost "Ask an Expert" service, a team of more than 35 international experts have supported more than 140 requests for policy information from more than 70 countries, island nations, and regional organizations worldwide.

And that's not all. The Solutions Center also offers webinars and training forums, and provides access to the most relevant and current reports, data, and analysis tools related to clean energy policy. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy and Australian Department of Industry, NREL coordinates all of these activities and is responsible for content development, service delivery, website design and maintenance, analysis, and all other products and services provided by the Solutions Center.

Thanks to NREL's leadership and support from the U.S. and Australian governments the Clean Energy Solutions Center is:

  • Advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in Namibia
  • Supporting clean energy policy in the Caribbean community
  • Informing energy access and clean energy project finance programs in Chile
  • Helping Grenada meet its clean energy goals
  • Structuring energy efficiency and biofuel policies in Guyana
  • Advising efficiency programs in Mexico
  • Strengthening Nicaragua's renewable energy framework
  • Creating waste-to-energy programs in St. Kitts
  • Establishing geothermal development and policy in the Caribbean
  • Establishing feed-in-tariffs in Ghana
  • Informing Kisumu Country, Kenya, on energy access and health correlations
  • Supporting solar hot water schemes in Mauritius
  • Creating commercial building efficiency regulation in South Africa
  • Developing renewable energy and energy efficiency action plans for West African countries
  • Building capacity for Africa and Pacific Islands
  • And much more.

Additional Information

To learn more about the Solutions Center and how it can assist you in achieving your policy goals, please visit www.cleanenergysolutions.org.