Southeast Asia's Clean Energy Transition / Philippines

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Climate change is causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, and nowhere is more at risk than archipelagic Southeast Asia. Climate scientist Professor Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory of Singapore tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the risks of rising waters and what can be done to address the problem.
Doubling down on coal is not the way to pull any country out of crisis mode. The Philippines is at a crucial juncture in deciding its energy future, and needs a plan that can deliver lower electricity costs, improve public health, create jobs and fight climate change.
As the need for steady clean electricity generation grows, refurbishing Asia’s decades-old hydropower plants could help them regain past strength, enhancing their contribution to the region’s energy transition, shows a new study.
Air-conditioning is in hot demand in Southeast Asia, but the energy-guzzling technology exacerbates climate change. Eco-Business asked Professor James Trevelyan how the region can stay cool without cooking the planet.
The Philippines’ Congress and conglomerates confirm backing a shift to Renewable Energy. The country has a rare opportunity to come together in support of clean energy options that will benefit everyone.
Where developers struggle to raise funds, crowdfunding platforms can help clean energy projects get off the ground. But what are the risks involved in such investments, and what should individuals look out for before committing their money?
AC Energy’s coal exit may spur other local players to do the same, say energy experts. But is the company’s 10-year timeframe ambitious enough?
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
Leaders and laggards in Southeast Asia's renewables race, banks quitting coal, an op-ed on eco-colonialism—these were among the topics that resonated most with our readers this year. Here’s why.
The project has the potential to increase clean energy supply to meet the country's increasing demand while addressing food sustainability issues linked with converting agricultural lands to solar power farms.
At his fourth State of the Nation address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced policies to advance renewable energy deployment to tap the archipelago's enormous solar, wind, hydropower, ocean and biomass potential.
The current move in many countries of South and South East Asia to expand coal-fired power generation will lead to a serious issue of stranded assets.
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