EEI Faculty Director, Kelly Kissock, participated in a global conference of clean energy leaders in Goa, India. Kelly presented at a panel on international cooperation for a resilient and decarbonized building sector, in which he shared insights on California’s net-zero energy Title 24 building energy-efficiency code.
This panel was part of the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, where experts in clean energy technology and solutions exchanged solutions. The Energy Ministers of the G20 – the reason for the meeting — absorbed this information to develop common global policies.
This international gathering, with the theme of “Advancing Clean Energy Together,” served as a hub for global collaboration among experts in clean energy technology and solutions, transcending boundaries between governments, international organizations, private sector leaders, academia, and policymakers. The primary objective was to advance the world’s transition towards a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.
“At its core, this event emphasized the critical importance of uniting global thought leaders to accelerate the clean energy transition,” said Dr. Kissock. “By pooling our collective knowledge and unwavering dedication, we can expedite the adoption of clean energy technologies and address the grand challenges of our time.”
A primary focus of the conference was addressing the challenge of providing low-GHG cooling in an increasingly warming world—an issue in which EEI’s Western Cooling Efficiency Center leads. Another important theme was tackling the decarbonization of global manufacturing, a complex task being addressed by EEI’s Industrial Decarbonization Solutions Hub. These initiatives underscore EEI’s commitment to spearheading innovative solutions for a sustainable and cleaner energy future.
A highlight of the conference was the technology showcase, a public exhibition spotlighting the latest breakthroughs in clean energy technology from India and across the globe. This showcase not only celebrated innovation but also ignited the imaginations of attendees, inviting them to envision a world with a cleaner, more sustainable energy landscape.
“I was impressed by the global commitment to create a more sustainable and equitable energy future,” said Dr. Kissock.
The Clean Energy Ministerial serves as a vital beacon of international cooperation and collaboration, acting as a nexus for shaping the global clean energy agenda, sharing knowledge, building networks, and facilitating coordinated actions. As an action and acceleration platform, the Ministerial aids its members in achieving specific domestic clean energy goals while forging global action coalitions to advance the cause of clean energy.
Its partner organization on this event, Mission Innovation, is a global initiative encompassing 23 countries and the European Commission. Its mission is to expedite the clean energy revolution and progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, moving us closer to a net-zero future. Mission Innovation’s objective is to catalyze action and investment in research, development, and demonstration, making clean energy both affordable and accessible for all.