To deliver on its goal of 100 per cent energy access by 2030, Myanmar will need to shake up its energy market. With hydropower facing increasing objection from society, how will the former hermit nation power its people for a more sustainable future?
Energy giant was aware of the impacts of global warming decades ago. But shifting to renewables early on would have ruined the company, a top executive said this week. Suing fossil fuels firms for climate change is “a waste of society’s money and time,” he said.
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.
Fernando Cabrera –
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
Thermal power plants in areas that lack water are vulnerable to power disruptions due to drought and competition amongst water users. As the world's demand for water and power increase, what can be done to solve this growing concern?
Scrapping fossil fuel subsidies would be the first step towards sustainability in both environmental and budgetary terms, and allow for the development of an energy mix that reflects the true costs of energy production, writes ADB's Shikha Jha.