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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. 

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2018/05/chinas-pv-industry-is-facing-downward-pricing-pressure.html?cmpid=enl_rew_renewable_energy_news_2018-06-01&pwhid=ebc9e9bffe02e928e32e6140425c2a5611c4f3b7c214b2e0db1ff39b75a5445470010376017b886fbf5905497849e6e4545d341b9f655f91cd437b9fc13efbdb&eid=410075336&bid=2123781
JAKARTA —Demand for energy in China and Indonesia continues to drive the resurgence of the latter’s coal industry, setting back efforts in both countries to shift to a greater share of renewable energy.
Read more: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/in-export-and-domestic-driven-coal-boon-indonesia-neglects-renewables/

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).

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57777/ieefa-report-china-india-lead-global-solar-power-expansion/

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.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20180518110320-xaxnc/

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.

Read more: https://www.findmarketresearch.org/2018/05/asia-pacific-waste-to-energy-market-to-see-incredible-growth-during-2014-2020/

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.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/16/what-changed-in-the-electric-vehicle-industry-in-april/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29

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.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/energy-storages-day-in-the-singapore-sun/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2014052018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2014052018+CID_55523184e4d66184f52e5858f443d25c&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Energy%20storages%20day%20in%20the%20Singapore%20sun

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.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/07/japanese-government-partners-with-manufacturers-on-solid-state-battery-research/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29
A new report from five international agencies has concluded that the world is not on track to meet 2030 global energy targets set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but that “real progress” is being made and helping to show signs of promise, particularly in expanding electricity access in developing countries and increasing industrial energy efficiency.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/04/world-not-on-track-to-meet-global-energy-targets/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29

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.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57619/report-says-aust-shift-to-renewables-could-save-20bn-a-year/

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.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57593/driving-towards-cleaner-air-electric-buses-in-cities/

[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.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/podcasts/writing-the-future-together/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2%20May%20newsletter&utm_content=2%20May%20newsletter+Version+A+CID_63521629cc6a94d22cf998c2dd24a9b6&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor

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.

In Asia, Malaysia has teamed up with UN Environment to boost the use of district energy in Iskandar Malaysia, a growth region in southern Malaysia, and other parts of the nation of 30 million people. In April 2017, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and the UN Environment-led District Energy in Cities Initiative announced that they would develop planning guidelines and other policies to encourage the installation of district energy systems in Iskandar and elsewhere in Malaysia.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/keeping-it-cool-malaysia-looks-to-district-energy-systems/

Energy officials from APEC’s 21 member economies have selected the Asia-Pacific’s top green innovations for 2017, redefining standards for clean, efficient energy use and powering improved living conditions and economic opportunities across the world’s largest energy consuming region.

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