Access to solar microgrids reduced expenditures on kerosene fuel for thousands of rural households in India, and supporting this with finance and institutional support will make solar an enabler of improved socioeconomic conditions.
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.
Jaideep Bansal –
There is a push for universal energy access by governments all over the world, however the barriers are socioeconomic, geographic and demographic. Here's what needs to happen, says Jaideep Bansal from the Global Himalayan Expedition.
Bharath Jairaj –
India aims to provide round-the-clock power to all households by 2019, an ambitious task for a country where about 300 million people lack electricity today. WRI's Bharath Jairaj outlines issues that need to be resolved to achieve this.
Stephen Hall –
Innovations in electric mobility could boost the electric car from a niche form of transport to a mass market one sooner than expected. Stephen Hall from the University of Leeds highlights five developments making this happen.
Poverty eradication is crucially linked to energy access for the poor. By finding the sweet spot between policy and incentives, governments can engage the private sector in local energy provision, says ESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
Almost half of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030 are directly or indirectly related to transport, and it's time to relook Asia's transport system if the region is to meet the goals in time, says ADB's Nana Soetantri.
If it's green, it's mostly clean, according to a new, comprehensive review of renewable energy sources released today by the International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme ...
The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa project report investigates the relationship between South Africa's mining value ...
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 ...