Indonesia’s coal industry is enjoying a resurgence, driven both by rising demand from China—the world’s biggest consumer of the fossil fuel—and a push by the government in Jakarta to build more coal-fired power plants.
Sara Jane Ahmed –
Filipinos pay more for electricity than almost anywhere in Southeast Asia, but it doesn't have to be this way. Energy finance analyst Sara Jane Ahmed outlines three ways to make power cleaner and more affordable in the archipelago.
and M. Reza Hosseini –
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Urban experts with IIED and PwC look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors.
Medilyn Manibo –
Finnish research firm VTT reveals one of its latest inventions - an energy-harvesting tree with leaves made of organic solar panels which can be "infinitely replicated" to become a forest of electricity source. Watch the video here.
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 ...