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According to new research solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity in cities across China, which could drive a surge in uptake.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61949/report-reveals-chinas-solar-power-is-now-cheaper-than-grid-electricity/
Projects in every city analysed by the researchers could be built today without subsidy, at lower prices than those supplied by the grid, and around a fifth could also compete with the nation’s coal electricity prices. They say grid parity – the “tipping point” at which solar generation costs the same as electricity from the grid – represents a key stage in the expansion of renewable energy sources.

Read more: https://www.carbonbrief.org/solar-now-cheaper-than-grid-electricity-in-every-chinese-city-study-finds

An ambitious plan is in train to electrify the Philippines’ iconic jeepneys to curb pollution. But do Filipino drivers, operators and commuters really want to replace a national cultural symbol with a more modern mode of transport? 

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/do-filipinos-dream-of-electric-jeepneys/

From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2019/08/how-the-tech-giants-are-fueling-a-solar-revolution.html

Around 30% of Nepal’s population is still without access to electricity. So why is the share of renewable energy in Nepal’s electricity mix only 3%? It is a much debated question in the country’s hydro-dominant electricity sector, but there is little action.

Read more: https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2019/08/05/subsidies-killing-renewable-energy-investments-in-nepal/