The Energy Track focuses on the central role that energy plays in social and economic development around the world. Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members engaging in this Track work across the spectrum of clean and renewable energy products and services— from off-grid distributed generation to utility-scale solar and wind projects—to effectively develop scalable and replicable energy solutions for the global population.

2016 Focus Areas

  • Clean Energy Procurement
  • Energy Entrepreneurship and Green Jobs
  • Waste-to-Energy and Renewable Fuels
  • Clean Energy for the Base of the Pyramid


In 2015, the Energy Track brought CGI members together to focus on creating solutions to expand access and transitions to sustainable energy. Members of this Track met on a variety of topics, including the distribution of clean energy products at the base of the pyramid, renewable power purchase agreements for large corporations, and providing electricity to victims of natural disasters and humanitarian crises with wind and solar power. Numerous Commitments to Action were launched in response to the 2014 Annual Meeting Call to Action to reduce energy poverty worldwide. In 2016, the Track will continue to bring together CGI members across a range of sectors to further accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through market-driven strategies.

Selected Commitments

Beyond Lights: Solar Energy for the Developing World
Commitment by: SunFarmer
Commitment Partners: Winrock International, SunEdison, Possible Health, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

In 2015, SunFarmer committed to provide 1.5 MW of reliable solar energy systems and services to underserved and off-grid communities by the end of 2018. Read more »

Job Training and Clean Energy Access in Africa and Peru
Commitment by: Enel S.P.A
Commitment Partners: Barefoot College

In 2015, Enel Green Power (EGP) committed to support community development in regions struggling with access to reliable energy sources. The commitment comes in two parts: providing households in Africa with access to electricity and supporting industrial development in Peru. Read more »


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