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[The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/podcasts/rethinking-cooling-in-a-warming-world/

According to new analysis from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund specialist cleantech investors are expressing strong confidence in Australia’s innovative clean energy sector, with 82 per cent expecting to increase investment levels over the next five years.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60416/cefc-investors-innovators-signal-robust-clean-energy-growth/

Marking a “monumental” shift that energy market analysts say is “the start of the end for thermal coal” major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are seeking to back large-scale renewable energy projects across Asia.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60389/analysts-forecast-end-of-coal-in-asia-as-japan-investors-back-renewables/

What’s needed for renewables to take off is leadership, vision and a commitment to a better society from the Asean political class, writes Assaad Razzouk.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/renewables-in-southeast-asia-subsidies-not-required-thanks/

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to part-fund a US$53.2 million undertaking to power Tonga with renewable energy, including the installation of 22.2MWh of energy storage.

Read more: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/asian-development-bank-to-help-fund-tongas-renewables-plus-storage-push

As China the world’s second-largest economy stepped up its fight against smog, its environment minister, Li Ganjie, said China expanded its coal-to-gas and coal-to-electricity projects to 35 cities in 2018 from 12 cities the previous year.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60341/minister-china-expanded-switch-from-polluting-coal-heating-in-2018/