Scientists found that biodiversity hotspots including the Amazon, Congo, Salween and Mekong watersheds are likely to be hard hit, with river fragmentation potentially averaging between 25 per cent and 40 per cent due to hydropower expansion underway in the tropics.
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?
Jules Kortenhorst –
After years of increasingly severe hurricane seasons in which island countries and territories in the Caribbean have lost power for weeks and even months at a time, the need for climate resilience could not be clearer. And as the Bahamas is showing, the cleanest energy sources can also be the most resilient.
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 …