No city can ever achieve lasting prosperity without supplying energy to all, especially to the poor and under-served. The solution lies in boosting access to clean energy, says a new World Resources Institute (WRI) report.
Thomas Tang –
Eco-Business partnerships director Thomas Tang explore the potential of off-grid solar power to address energy poverty in the developing world—and how the sector can overcome barriers to its growth.
and Goh Tian –
A new global alliance to phase out coal usage by 2030 is another major step forward for global climate action, but can it overcome the existing barriers to more low-carbon electricity production?
The world has nothing to worry about reserves. After 40 years of fearing energy shortages, we now live with abundance. Guard against false narratives, not scarce resources says Samuele Furfari, Professor at Université libre de Bruxelles.
As the world's energy grids get "smarter", the average citizen will become a "prosumer" who both produces and consumes power. ADB's Francesco Tornieri explains what this could mean for us, society, and the environment.
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 ...