A new study shows clean energy firms are not fully protecting human rights, suggesting more scrutiny is required of the sector. While imperative to rein in global heating, the shift to renewables must not come at the expense of the most vulnerable, say experts.
Half the projects being planned, that overlap with important conservation areas, are in India, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. Researchers say there is already enough degraded land to support the world’s energy transition.
Jennifer Layke –
While the world collectively reduced its coal capacity over the past 18 months, China added 43 gigawatts (GW). The move may ultimately increase the economic costs of China’s energy economy over the coming decades.
Dipendra Bhattarai –
With the falling costs of renewables and aggressive dam building in South Asia, Nepal’s plans to develop hydropower for export look increasingly precarious, writes Dipendra Bhattarai.