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Air-conditioning, once hailed by the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as the greatest invention of the 20th century, threatens to compromise the wealthy city-state’s comfortable way of life. Are there better ways to cool the tropical metropolis?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/air-con-addicted-singapore-seeks-new-ways-to-escape-urban-heat-trap/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2001102018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2001102018+CID_7269341458d4c7eb289a232112968aae&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Air-con%20addicted%20Singapore%20seeks%20new%20ways%20to%20escape%20urban%20heat%20trap
Plan aims to ease reliance on fossil fuels and fight pollution but there are concerns coal-fired power stations are still being built.

Read more: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165831/china-steps-green-energy-push-revised-renewable-target-35-2030

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$40 million loan to support a 41MW hybrid distributed renewable energy system combining wind, solar, battery storage and a thermal heat pump in Mongolia.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/adb-finances-solar-wind-storage-and-thermal-pump-hybrid-project-in-mongolia

For all intents and purposes, 2018 may be remembered as the year that Taiwanese solar manufacturing moved from its former cell-making glory days of the past (Taiwan solar 1.0) to adjust to the new reality as defined by China’s bulldozing annihilation of cash-struck overseas manufacturing regions in recent times.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/taiwan-solar-2.0-a-rare-case-of-government-truly-aligned-with-the-domestic

In two decades solar cells have spread worldwide. Now a sun-powered golden sandwich promises to make them at least 10 times more efficient.

Read more: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/sun-powered-golden-sandwich-boosts-energy/

Cities are under pressure to bring their infrastructure up to speed.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20180920162506-maley/