As of the end of February 2018, China was home to 24 polysilicon makers — including those that had shut down production lines in order to undertake regular maintenance — with an effective production capacity totaling 293,000 metric tons a year. Production for the two months of January and February totaled 47,700 tons, an increase of 27.2 percent year on year.
New private financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support the development of Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar PV plants.
Hospitals in Asia must become climate-smart in an era of extreme weather patterns, or risk being unable to fulfill their missions of providing healthcare when they are most needed, say experts.
Buying renewables makes business sense in Australia—and not just because it saves firms money. Three-quarters of Australians prefer to buy products and services powered by renewables, a report from Climate Council has found.
India and China are driving a rapid global expansion in large-scale, solar power developments as the cost of building new projects falls , according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
LAMAO, Philippines, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Nestor Castro and the other residents of Lamao village, which sits near two coal-fired power plants and an oil refinery, the country's shift to renewable energy cannot come soon enough.
Waste to energy (WTE) is the process of utilizing waste to generate energy or electricity. Various technologies are used to generate energy from waste source such as, municipal domestic waste.
Our “What Changed … ?” feature tries to cut through the “noise” (that is, review articles, op-eds, superfluous analyses, announcements about the not-so-near future, fun anecdotes, etc.) in order to highlight significant news in the EV industry, solar energy industry, and energy storage industry each month. Here’s an update on what was actually new in the electric vehicle world in April.
It’s known as the last piece of the clean energy puzzle. Energy storage is a key component to the clean, decarbonised energy grids of the future, and Singapore is leading Southeast Asia in breaking new ground in the area.
The Japanese government has created a new research entity known as the Consortium for Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Evaluation Center, or Libtec. Working in conjunction with major Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Panasonic, and Yuasa, its mission is to push forward with research into solid state batteries that will cost less and have longer range than conventional lithium ion batteries in use today.
It is increasingly hard to dispute that decarbonisation is the way forward for the energy industry. Is Malaysia on the right track?
China is the world’s most attractive country for renewable energy investment, according to a new study by Ernst & Young. How do other Asian countries fare?
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A new report says a total shift to renewable energy would pay for itself through cost savings within two decades, and ultimately save Australians $20 billion a year in combined fuel and power costs.
Every big city around the world will be using electric buses with 10 years as new report shows that in a megacity, where buses travel at least 220 kilometres a day, using even the most expensive 350kWh e-bus instead of a CNG bus could bring US$130,000 in operational cost savings over the 15-year lifetime of a bus.
[The EB Podcast] In this concluding episode of the Let’s Write the Future series, we explore how the rise of renewable energy, the electrification of transport and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are changing our lives, cities, and the world.
More than a breath of fresh air, green offices can boost workspace productivity and save organisations thousands of dollars by dramatically reducing illness and absenteeism.
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Successfully adopted technologies and approaches – from ultra-responsive traffic fighting systems to solar powered cities and advanced metering that enables low-income consumers to better manage energy use and reduce their energy bills – were evaluated as part of a multi-year APEC Energy Smart Communities Initiative. The project details have been made publicly accessible to facilitate their replication as well as the engineering of new innovations.
Read more: https://apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2017/0513_ESCI