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Growth in Asia, the US and a handful of European, South American and Middle Eastern states helped PV become the driving force of a renewable boom last year, according to the International Renewable Agency (IRENA).

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/irena-pv-dominates-in-171gw-global-renewable-push-in-2018

According to a new report indicators of coal power capacity growth declined in 2018, including construction starts, pre-construction activity, and plant completions, which means the number of coal-fired power plants being developed around the world has collapsed in the past three years.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60503/report-collapse-in-global-number-of-new-coal-fired-power-plant/

Coal power capacity growth dropped for the third year in a row in 2018, but the world’s second largest economy is powering ahead with a plan that puts global climate goals in jeopardy.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/while-the-world-goes-cool-on-coal-china-plots-climate-critical-dirty-energy-push/

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A senior Indonesian minister warned on Wednesday Southeast Asia’s biggest economy could consider exiting the Paris climate deal if the European Union goes ahead with a plan to phase out palm oil in renewable transportation fuel.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-eu-climate/indonesia-threatens-to-quit-paris-climate-deal-over-palm-oil-idUSKCN1R8151
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a record high last year as energy demand and coal use increased, mainly in Asia.
Read more: http://econews.com.au/60457/iea-says-global-carbon-emissions-hit-record-high-in-2018/

According to a report by research group Wood Mackenzie, aggressive renewable energy targets in India and “explosive” growth in the offshore sector are expected to drive a major increase in wind capacity in the region

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60437/report-india-asia-pacific-to-power-major-increase-in-wind-capacity/