Shikha Jha –
Scrapping fossil fuel subsidies would be the first step towards sustainability in both environmental and budgetary terms, and allow for the development of an energy mix that reflects the true costs of energy production, writes ADB's Shikha Jha.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen –
The European Union's reliance on foreign oil imports is both an economic and national security risk, says former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Renewable energy can reduce the region's energy vulnerability.
Healthy soils are crucial to human nutrition and eliminating hunger, but are erosion and contamination are placing soils under stress. Heinrich Böll Foundation president Barbara Unmuessing makes a case for protecting this precious resource.
Although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role, dedicating land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise, say WRI president Andrew Steer and global director of food, forests and water, Craig Hanson.
The only way to make real progress toward mitigating climate change is to work to eliminate fossil fuels completely, rather than relying on new and uncertain technologies like bio-energy and carbon capture and storage, say researchers.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...
Renewable Energy is central to sustainable economic development; it moderates growth of energy demand contributes towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly lowers dependency on oil. Renewable Energy ...