It’s known as the last piece of the clean energy puzzle. Energy storage is a key component to the decarbonised energy grids of the future, and Singapore is leading Southeast Asia in breaking new ground in the area.
In 2017, solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which shows a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources.
and Hannah McKinnon –
The world's transition into a decarbonized economy is being undermined by continued public investment into the oil and gas sector. How has the fossil fuel industry duped governments into supporting their energy projects?
Assaad Razzouk –
Southeast Asia continues to be the worst-performing region globally in terms of renewable energy deployment and the electrification of the transport sector, but this resistance can't last, says Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
and Sidhartha Vermani –
With population growth forecasted to exceed connection rates, energy poverty is expected to worsen in the developing world in the near future. Are small-scale, decentralised power grids the key to energy access?
Nuclear power has become a kind of renewable-energy bogeyman, with radiation presented as a source of acute and immediate danger to communities and the environment. But fears about radiation are vastly exaggerated, and the potential of nuclear power is unmatched by other renewables.
It's been said that you can't manage what you don't measure. Could an emission inventory, which identifies how much carbon is emitted and where from, be the tool that cities need to take action on climate change?
Asia Power Week –
Now in its 25th year, the Asia Power Week conference and exhibition will bring together industry players and policymakers from around Asia to discuss solutions to the region's energy challenges.
Jeremy Hance, Mongabay.com –
At the 2017 World Economic Forum, former US Vice President Al Gore criticised the development of coal-fueled power plants near the world’s largest mangrove forest while Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina defended the projects.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
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 ...