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New private financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support the development of Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar PV plants.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2018/05/loans-worth-40-million-will-spur-first-utility-scale-solar-for-indonesia.html?cmpid=enl_rew_solar_energy_news_2018-06-02&pwhid=ebc9e9bffe02e928e32e6140425c2a5611c4f3b7c214b2e0db1ff39b75a5445470010376017b886fbf5905497849e6e4545d341b9f655f91cd437b9fc13efbdb&eid=410075336&bid=2123900
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/

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.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/why-hospitals-in-asia-need-to-be-climate-smart/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30%20May%20newsletter&utm_content=30%20May%20newsletter+Version+A+CID_bd9419f471a5194e5ecc1b898a7719c6&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Why%20hospitals%20in%20Asia%20need%20to%20be%20climate-smart

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.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/australias-rising-electricity-prices-are-turning-businesses-on-to-renewables/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=23%20May%20newsletter&utm_content=23%20May%20newsletter+Version+A+CID_09bcb868e6adf462085d1fe46eb6989c&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Australias%20rising%20electricity%20prices%20are%20turning%20businesses%20on%20to%20renewables

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/