Packaged as “clean and environment-friendly”, the two new coal plants will be built close to an intact rainforest in northern Philippines. Locals resisting the $1.5 billion project say it will destroy the environment and ruin livelihoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medilyn Manibo –
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is building the region’s first model electricity grid that can tap and distribute power from multiple energy sources, including fossil fuels and renewable energy.
Renewable Energy is central to sustainable economic development; it moderates growth of energy demand contributes towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly lowers dependency on oil. Renewable Energy ...