#energy efficiency News

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The new research findings coincide with Malaysia’s launch of its renewable energy exchange platform and new guidelines for the export of clean energy to neighbours Singapore and Thailand.
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EB Studio New solutions are needed to reduce carbon emissions from data centres amid increased global reliance on data facilities. Integrating information technology and operational technology to cut energy consumption may be one way forward.
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There is a disconnect between brands' pursuit of decarbonisation targets and the provision of financing to their suppliers. Companies such as H&M are now working with banks in the region on new loan structures to support factory upgrades. Will that make a difference?
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EB Studio While there is potential for clean energy to one day power Asia Pacific, high costs and the intermittent nature of renewables stand as barriers in the way. Businesses, especially in the tech sector, must channel efforts towards solutions that provide round-the-clock clean energy.
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#energy efficiency Opinion

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Workers worldwide will need the expertise and resources to drive the fossil fuel-free agenda forward.
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The Philippines may have boosted its renewables capacity, won a seat on a global climate finance fund, and operationalised a law to curb plastic pollution. But are these measures enough to ramp up the archipelago's low-carbon ambitions?
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Punishment awaits the senior officials who allowed Vietnam’s renewable energy quest to go off the rails, despite its apparent initial success.
Workers are seen at the Hoa Binh hydropower plant in Vietnam's Hoa Binh Province on February 18, 2023.
Vietnam needs to reform its power sector to meet the challenges of climate change or face much worse than its current heatwave.
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#energy efficiency Videos

Jovie Montajes, founder of Light of Hope PH
After 20 years without electricity, more than 50 households in Cebu's poorest district have been provided with solar energy, financed by carbon offsets.
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Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
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Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
System change not climate change
Pension funds are some of the world's largest investors—holding trillions in assets—billions of which are pumped into fossil fuel companies like Shell, BP, and Total.
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#energy efficiency Podcasts

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EB Studio If a real estate development can reduce energy and water consumption – and emit fewer carbon emissions – it is built to last, Oliver Chan tells the Eco-Business podcast. The key, however, is to first educate future homeowners and businesses that going green does not mean breaking the bank.
hotels podcast
Can the hotels sector, traditionally resource-intensive and wasteful, reinvent itself and go green? Eco-Business asks two hospitality executives about balancing post-Covid recovery, and if luxury can be made compatible with sustainability.
EB Podcast: Climate Tech In Asia - Gogoro Founder Horace Luke
Exclusive In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro chairman and CEO Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and make battery swapping mainstream.
COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
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