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Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM4 Roundtables Report

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Washington, DC, July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has released a report summarizing key outcomes from the six public-private roundtables that were held as part of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) in Delhi this past April. The report, Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, captures the ideas and recommendations of the government and private sector leaders who participated in the discussions.

The CEM recognizes the critical role the private sector can play in accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy. The roundtables provide an opportunity for the CEM participating energy ministers and other high-level officials to engage in an open discussion with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other experts on particularly topical clean energy issues. This year, six topic areas were covered, including reducing soft costs for solar photovoltaics, enhancing energy management systems, financing renewables, increasing the deployment of clean vehicles, exploring viable business models for mini-grids, and advancing power markets in emerging economies.

"Such events provide an excellent international platform for government representatives, industry, and other participating stakeholders to better understand each other's needs, to learn from each other, and to identify new ideas," said roundtable participant Rolf Stromberger with BMW of North America.

The roundtables focused on generating concrete and actionable recommendations and informed policy makers and private sector participants on key issues.

The Clean Energy Ministerial is a high-level global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy. www.cleanenergyministerial.org

CONTACT: Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat CEMSecretariat@hq.doe.gov +1 202-586-4131

Source: Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat