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Global solar investor Foresight Group has continued its charge into the Australian PV market, launching a sustainability framework to finance small-scale renewable infrastructure projects in the country.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/foresight-continues-australian-charge-with-new-small-scale-renewables-fund

One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take place slowly or rapidly. There is ample evidence to suggest that it will happen quickly, and that those beholden to fossil fuels will soon be throwing good money after bad.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/clean-energy-renewables-global-shift-by-kingsmill-bond-et-al-2019-09

If Asia is to rise to the clean energy challenge then sharing energy between countries will be one way to deal with intermittency issues. But political obstacles aside, how will it work?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/is-the-future-of-renewable-energy-in-asia-to-share-it/

[BANGKOK] Asia’s dependence on coal is completely at odds with the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, a UN official warned, as experts from the region met in Bangkok (2–6 September) to find ways to intensify efforts to stem global warming.

Read more: https://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/energy/news/asia-undermining-efforts-to-reduce-coal-dependence.html

Australia needs to drastically overhaul its power market in order to harness and benefit from the country’s skyrocketing rooftop solar and battery market, according to the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/australia-power-market-requires-reform-to-reach-full-potential-says-clean-e

NEW DELHI, Sept 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paritosh Mitra, who drives a motorised rickshaw in Delhi, knows what he wants next and has saved 100,000 rupees ($1,390) to get it: an electric rickshaw.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20190903113804-u8i13/