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The Internet of Things has the potential to make Asia’s bustling cities safer, cleaner, and greener. But to build truly smart cities, more data must be freed and shared, says Michael Ding of Envision.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/how-can-iot-make-asias-cities-smarter-and-renewables-pervasive/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2%20Jan%20newsletter&utm_content=2%20Jan%20newsletter+Version+A+CID_2d1e1299b936345a44a4b6858a514f8e&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=How%20can%20IoT%20make%20Asias%20cities%20smarter%20and%20renewables%20pervasive

Coal consumption is expanding after two years of decline, but miners should brace for another period of sluggish growth, according to the International Energy Agency. In its latest annual report, the IEA forecasts global coal demand will remain essentially stable over the next five years, inching up by just over 1 percent between 2017 and 2023.

Read more: http://ieefa.org/iea-sees-coals-share-of-global-energy-markets-remaining-stagnant/

India plans to tender 30GW of solar in each of the next two years to give developers time to complete projects ahead of the flagship 2022 targets.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/india-plans-60gw-of-solar-tenders-by-march-2020-in-push-to-hit-targets

According to the Clean Energy Council (CEC), Australia’s renewable energy sector has doubled its output over the past 12 months, with more than $20 billion of projects now under construction, but the current boom will not last without policy certainty.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/59457/doubling-of-output-in-record-year-for-australias-renewable-energy/

Carbon-emitting fossil fuels can be used as a weapon, hijacked by militants or sold on the black market, creating costs that humanitarian groups can ill afford.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20181210140941-i4oar/

Developing countries such as Vietnam can’t be expected to stop using coal right away, despite the urgent warnings to decarbonise in the recent IPCC report, its co-chair has said in an interview with Eco-Business at COP24.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/were-not-suggesting-developing-countries-stop-using-coal-immediately-says-ipcc-co-chair/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2010122018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2010122018+CID_c2144380ca122d6335207512619fdda9&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Were%20not%20suggesting%20developing%20countries%20stop%20using%20coal%20immediately%20says%20IPCC%20co-chair