The Taiwanese government’s decision to abandon plans for a new coal-fired power plant should have been a win for civil society. But it only underscored the need to keep fighting for a clean energy revolution, writes Greenpeace’s Cony Chang.
In a new report, the IEA explores what these changing dynamics mean for six major oil-producing states and the consequences of a global push to meet climate change goals.
A solar grid is making life easier for the forest rangers of Norzagaray - could it help other remote communities as well?
As Japan’s heavily regulated energy markets continue a process of liberalisation and supposedly increasing consumer choices, utility TEPCO has launched a smart electricity tariff enabled by the capabilities of residential battery storage.
Power network owner AusNet Services has joined with retailer EnergyAustralia to deliver Victoria’s first grid-scale electricity storage project, located at a bottleneck in the transmission grid in north-west Victoria.
Australia’ s conservative Liberal-National government is to provide half the funding for the country’s biggest trial to produce hydrogen using solar and wind energy, which could then be used as a back-up for gas supplies.
China’s environment ministry has called out officials in a north western coal producing zone for lacking the “will” to fight pollution, the latest region to come under scrutiny in Beijing’s war on smog.
The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement climate goals.
Malaysia’s intent to progress its renewable energy sector was made clear in a number of announcements this week, including plans to install solar along a major highway, introducing both the first solar insurance scheme and monitoring system, as well as inking support agreements with powerful foreign organisations.
At least US$2.5 trillion annually is needed to achieve the SDGs, but investing in climate and sustainable development projects can be perceived as risky business by traditional investors. Experts at the Responsible Business Forum offer pointers on how to get financiers on board.
The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), which represents more than 3,000 major industrial members in Pakistan, has called upon the government to focus more on renewable energy due to the benefits this would bring to the national economy.
Australia’s energy company chiefs have warned the sharply rising levels of rooftop and grid-level solar power will force difficult discussions as Australia reaches a solar peak.
While the technology has not advanced far enough to make a full swap viable, some solar projects are already underway in the field and aid workers expect many more to follow
Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new EIA report
Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has rejected the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, claiming renewable energy cannot replace base-load coal power.
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about mosquitoes and monsoon damp - and the high cost of electricity.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) bioenergy from liquid biofuels and biogas will lead growth in renewable energy consumption to 2023, due to its rising use in the heating and transport sectors.
The Labor opposition’s shadow assistant minister for climate change and energy has said Australia is in a position to replace thermal coal exports with the export of renewable energy technologies if the parliament can settle an energy policy and end a decade of policy chaos.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned plastics and other petrochemical products will drive global oil demand to 2050, offsetting slower consumption of automotive fuel.
A solar solution that can be installed in a day has launched in Malaysia, a country that aims to produce 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
The innovative “venture philanthropy” platform hopes to accelerate the region’s renewable energy transition by making funding more accessible to project developers.
In a region with immense natural potential for renewable energy, coal is still king. How can Southeast Asia hasten the transition to clean energy? Eco-Business asked the experts.
According to a new analysis the renewable energy construction boom in the southern state of Victoria is on track to create more than 6000 annual jobs.
It can be hard to get your head around just how much energy the world uses. Expressed in terms of oil, it was equivalent to almost 14 billion metric tons of the stuff in 2017. That’s like burning through all of Russia’s proved reserves in the space of 12 months, which is, in technical terms, a lot.
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