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According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) renewable energy is already the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world, with global technology costs having fallen to a record low last year.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61157/irena-global-renewable-energy-now-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels/

Tokyo’s main power company is using blockchain distributed ledger technology to assess how customers on its new renewable energy tariffs could use solar, batteries and electric vehicles to trade energy via the grid.

Read more: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/japanese-utility-tepco-uses-blockchain-to-trial-bi-directional-energy-syste

New IRENA report on costs for renewable power reaffirms renewables as low-cost solution to boost global climate action

Read more: https://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2019/May/Falling-Renewable-Power-Costs-Open-Door-to-Greater-Climate-Ambition

China is often portrayed as an environmental and social villain by the West. However, from fighting pollution to poverty alleviation, no country has done more for sustainable development, argues Junice Yeo.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/5-reasons-why-china-is-the-worlds-sustainable-development-superpower/

In theory, small, technologically advanced Singapore should be at the forefront of the global electric vehicle revolution. So why have EVs been so slow to take-off in the city-state and how can charging infrastructure accelerate progress?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/singapores-road-to-electric-mobility-whats-the-hold-up/

Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2019/05/why-not-a-global-green-new-deal-through-a-federation-of-microgrids.html