Only 40 per cent of Myanmar's rural population has access to grid power. The joint venture by Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings and the energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation aims to boost access to electricity.
As Southeast Asia moves to power its people in more responsible ways, career opportunities are set to become greener and fairer. But are workers ready to fill the clean energy jobs springing up across the coal-reliant region?
Harassment, death threats, kidnapping. It's not easy campaigning for renewable energy in Southeast Asia. Eco-Business asked activists in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam about the challenges they face fighting for a clean energy future.
John Woolard –
Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change.
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 ...