Jaideep Bansal –
Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.
and Rebecca Byrnes –
As renewable technology costs have plummeted in recent years, excitement about the off-grid renewable energy sector has exploded. Yet there are still some significant finance barriers to overcome.
Amid choking pollution, India is pushing hard for wider use of electric vehicles, but many challenges remain. One of them is lack of charging infrastructure, say ADB's Sohail Hasnie and Gayam Motors' Raja Gayam.