Eco-Business speaks with wind developer Theo Sunico of Triconti ECC, which has tapped into the Philippines' nascent wind market. Wind has the potential to meet soaring consumer demand for power, but will policy disconnect stall growth?
Will people in price-sensitive Asia only buy clean energy if it's cheap? Eco-Business spoke to clean energy entrepreneurs about why consumer behaviour is lagging behind investment trends in Asia, and what can be done to persuade more people to switch to clean electricity.
Filipino households have seen a spike in electricity usage since the coronavirus confined residents to their homes. Could this spark a movement where the average citizen becomes both a power producer and consumer?
Set to be the world's most connected and sustainable expo, Expo 2020 claims to be a blueprint for future cities. Other smart city projects from Asia to Africa have similar visions, but will they live up to promises of urban utopia?
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As Southeast Asian nations embark on their energy transition journey, there is huge potential for digital technologies to improve energy efficiency, prepare grids for higher shares of renewables, and cut power costs.
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Investments in sustainable infrastructure and initiatives in a city can exacerbate inequality by further marginalising local communities. How can cities design for sustainability while putting people at the centre of their plans to green?
As the world meets at COP24 in Poland—itself led by a populist government—people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for new strategies to reduce emissions in countries headed by populist leaders.
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore will focus on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?
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Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is building the region’s first model electricity grid that can tap and distribute power from multiple energy sources, including fossil fuels and renewable energy.
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The emirate says the world's largest mall will be built as a smart city following environmentally-friendly guidelines, but experts and observers voice concerns on the ambitious nature of the project.
Pure Advantage's new independent report, Green Growth: Opportunities for New Zealand, is the first robust analytical assessment of New Zealand's green growth economic opportunities within a global context.