Dams built in the Amazon, Mekong and elsewhere are doing great environmental and social damage, washing away their green credentials. Now, a new tool helps assess whether dam projects are economically and environmentally viable.
From its deepest aquifers to its biggest rivers, India is one of the most water-challenged countries in the world. This also puts food, water and energy security of over one billion others across Asia at stake. Here's why.
Sohail Hasnie –
By 2050, solar energy will be cheaper, batteries more powerful, and appliances ultra energy-efficient that energy will practically be free for consumers. This could be bad news for power utilities, warns ADB's Sohail Hasnie.
Jennifer Morris –
There's no telling how strict national regulations on greenhouse gas emissions will be in the future, but it might be less costly for the electricity industry—and the environment—if they invested in carbon-free electricity now, says MIT's Jennifer Morris.
Climate change is eating away at all facets of business as usual. Companies that aim for short-term benefits over long-term environmental and business sustainability are setting themselves up for failure, writes Aurecon's Quentin Jackson.
Studies have traditionally focused on how aviation can impact climate change, but researchers from Columbia University have recently projected that airlines stand to lose millions of dollars as a result of global warming. Here's why.
Can the world reach peak demand for oil by 2040? Switching to electric vehicles is one way to get there, but trends such as ride-sharing programmes and car-free urban zones can be just as critical, writes researchers.
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...
The Smart Villages Initiative brings together key players—entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, villagers, NGOs, financiers, civil society and development organisations, policymakers, and regulators—from the frontline of delivering off-grid energy for development ...