The sunny island nation is harnessing the power of the sun to charge the development of its clean energy industry. In the run up to the Asia Clean Energy Summit in October 2017, Eco-Business looks back at the evolution of Singapore’s solar sector over the last decade.
Development banks have vast sums of money to fund renewable energy projects in Asia, but 'Kafkaesque bureaucracy' and an opaque process for awarding funding is frustrating social entrepreneurs who need help to scale their businesses.
Peter Christoff –
Australia's lack of progress on energy policy stands in contrast to China’s commitment to accelerating decarbonisation. University of Melbourne's Peter Christoff examines China's rise and what this means for the land Down Under.
Jatin Nathwani –
The tumbling prices of solar technology has helped to kick-start the clean energy revolution, but it's not the silver bullet to solving climate change. Jatin Nathwani from the University of Waterloo explains why.
Rachel Kyte –
Billions of people primarily in Asia and Africa lack access to energy and clean cooking. It's shocking that countries are only putting a trickle of financing for energy access in these regions, says Sustainable Energy for All's Rachel Kyte.
China is adopting renewable energy at a breakneck pace, but its overall energy demand is also rising rapidly; this provides an opportunity for the country to demonstrate global leadership in clean energy technology development.
By 2050, solar energy will be cheaper, batteries more powerful, and appliances ultra energy-efficient that energy will practically be free for consumers. This could be bad news for power utilities, warns ADB's Sohail Hasnie.
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 ...