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Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5)
“Act Together, Think Creative”

12–13 May 2014 | Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Highlights for Monday, 12 May 2014
The Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) opened in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on Monday morning. United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz welcomed delegates to the meeting and invited everyone to observe a moment of silence in memory of the loss of young lives in the recent sea ferry disaster.

Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea, conveyed appreciation for the achievements of the CEM, and called for deepening efforts to accelerate technology innovation and deployment, engage the private sector to invest in green energy, and enhance market availability for clean energy technologies.

Moniz asked delegates to consider what should be the CEM’s focus areas in the future, noting that the meeting would discuss financing of clean energy, enhancing energy security as a "second track" of discussion, and expanding energy access.

Delegates heard addresses by: International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven; Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Nathaniel Bullard; and President Ahn Nam-sung of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning.

In the late morning and afternoon, public-private roundtable discussions took place on: energy-efficient cooling and demand response; renewable energy for sustainable growth and employment; challenges and opportunities in energy storage systems; electric vehicle integration in power systems; facilitating access to low-cost capital to scale up renewables; and the relevance of the energy-water nexus for the CEM.

Concurrently, youth delegates took part in the first Model CEM. Following their discussions, young leaders recommended to delegates in plenary that all CEM countries should create communities of youth to disseminate information after CEM conferences; support research and collaboration among youth on renewable energies at the international and local levels; and deploy local renewable energies to support self-sufficient towns.

At the end of the day, award ceremonies recognized the achievements of companies that have created outstanding energy-efficient products, including LED lights, off-grid televisions and computer monitors.

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Yoon Sang-jick

Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea, opened the Ministerial.

Plenary
Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States.
Yoon Sang-jick
Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea.
Maria van der Hoeven
Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency.
Nathaniel Bullard
Nathaniel Bullard, Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Ahn Nam-sung
Ahn Nam-sung, President, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning.
P.K. Sinha
P.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Power, India.
Daniel Johansson
Daniel Johansson, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden.
Cao Jianlin
Cao Jianlin, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, China.
Group photo

CEM5 delegates gathered for a group photo after the opening session.

Roundtables
Energy-Efficient Cooling and Demand Response
The roundtable on Energy-Efficient Cooling and Demand Response.
Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth and Employment
The roundtable on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth and Employment.
Energy Storage Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

The roundtable on Energy Storage Systems: Challenges and Opportunities.

Energy-Water Nexus
The roundtable on the Energy-Water Nexus: Overview and Relevance for the CEM.
Access to Low-Cost Capital
The roundtable on Facilitating Access to Low-Cost Capital to Scale Up Renewables.
Electric Vehicle Integration in Power Systems

The roundtable on Electric Vehicle Integration in Power Systems.

Adnan Amin
Adnan Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency.
Steve Sawyer
Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council.
Joan MacNaughton
Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair, World Energy Council.
Ron Binz
Ron Binz, Public Policy Consulting
Sandra Retzer
Sandra Retzer, Younicos AG.
Sindhushree Khullar
Sindhushree Khullar, Secretary, Planning Commission, India.
Global LEAP, ISGAN and SEAD Awards
Global LEAP Award winners
Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Award winners with Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States.
ISGAN Award winners
International Smart Grid Action Network Award winners with Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea.
SEAD Award Winners
Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative Award winners with Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Ministry of Energy, Mexico.
Around the Ministerial
Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 launch

The International Energy Agency launched its Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 report at a press conference.

Break
Participants chatted and viewed information booths during a break.
Registration Desk
Staff at the registration desk.
Model CEM Group

Participants in the first Model CEM came from universities in the CEM countries.

Seoul Panorama

A panoramic view of Seoul from the Grand Hyatt, venue of the CEM. (Click for much larger.)

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