Southeast Asia wants to shift to a clean energy system, but high energy demand and cost pressures could slow progress. The upcoming Asia Power Week brings together industry and policy leaders to discuss solutions to these issues.
Singapore, which is known as a 'global hydrohub' for its expertise in desalination and water recycling technologies, recently inked partnerships with Saudi Arabia and Australia to share knowledge in water supply and innovation.
By dragging their feet on using renewable energy, Australian corporate giants are missing out on cost savings, consumer loyalty, and a boost to their public reputations, says the country's renewable energy agency.
Eco-Business recently visited a palm oil plantation belonging to Golden Agri Resources (GAR) to see how the company is tackling a culture of land burning in West Kalimantan, an area of Indonesia that was ravaged by the haze-making fires of 2015. Here are some scenes from the ground.
Blair Palese –
Blair Palese, chief executive officer of climate campaigning group 350.org Australia, explains why a government decision to loan Indian mining giant Adani nearly A$1 billion would be a "stupendously backward step".
Gary Mortimer –
Banning the bag has been the war cry of the environmentally conscious for years, but doing so is but the first step to protecting the environment. Queensland University of Technology's Gary Mortimer explains why.
Vaidehi Shah –
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the Earth’s average global surface temperature could rise more than 4 degrees Celsius or 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century. These videos attempt to show how that looks like.
Facilities managers are like orchestra conductors, helping buildings to run at optimum efficiency. As the SMART Facilities Management Solutions Exhibition approaches, Eco-Business examines their role and how sustainability can enhance a building’s assets.
The future of European energy depends on flexibility. Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke and POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe Advisory Board member, says this calls for a regulatory rethink based upon a grand bargain between all players.
Renewables are on the rise. But what do they mean for society? And what opportunities and challenges does the clean energy transition bring for those operating and investing in the energy industry, wonders Jantine Zwinkels.
Companies in Singapore will have to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021. The new rules are part of a plan to extend the lifespan of the island nation's only landfill site.