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New reforms designed to allow more Australians to sell their solar power into the grid are being developed by Australia’s energy market rule maker.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58325/more-battery-and-solar-power-into-grid-with-new-energy-rules/

With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/can-we-build-smart-sustainable-cities-with-the-technology-we-already-have/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2027072018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2027072018+CID_954ddd40475ad05398b1e13ac282c32c&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Can%20we%20build%20smart%20sustainable%20cities%20with%20the%20technology%20we%20already%20have

Whether it’s using plants to power muscles, ancient buried carbon to transport ourselves, or nuclear reactions to light up the dark, humans always have — and always will — depend on energy to meet the basic needs of life.

Read more: https://ensia.com/notable/energy-transition/

Packaged as “clean and environment-friendly”, the two new coal plants will be built close to an intact rainforest in northern Philippines. Locals resisting the $1.5 billion project say it will destroy the environment and ruin livelihoods.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/communities-push-back-against-new-clean-coal-plants-in-the-philippines/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2025072018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2025072018+CID_665f233ad21a502cebd8aaf7308de099&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Communities%20push%20back%20against%20new%20clean%20coal%20plants%20in%20the%20Philippines

A new government and the first ministry for climate change is giving many hope for #MalaysiaBaharu, a new Malaysia. But for the country to meet its climate goals, it’s high time to axe fuel subsidies, writes Malaysian Youth Delegation’s Mike Campton.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/dear-mahathir-its-time-to-end-fuel-subsidies/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2024072018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2024072018+CID_f19d9c200ef2240f3c0693ecb8f75853&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Dear%20Mahathir%20its%20time%20to%20end%20fuel%20subsidies

The world’s transition into a decarbonized economy is being undermined by continued public investment into the oil and gas sector. How has the fossil fuel industry duped governments into supporting their energy projects?

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/fossil-fuel-doublespeak/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2020072018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2020072018+CID_6bed1bc41dff0ffee97a7f77f3ef174b&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Fossil%20fuel%20doublespeak