According to a new Australia Institute (AI) report Australia’s national capital, Canberra, is set to become the first city outside Europe to source 100 per cent of its electricity needs from renewable energy.
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: https://www.carbonbrief.org/solar-now-cheaper-than-grid-electricity-in-every-chinese-city-study-finds
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.
July 19, 2019 (IEEFA India) ̶ India is likely to obtain 63% of its installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources (including hydro) by 2029-30, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This would significantly exceed the country’s Paris agreement target of a 40% share of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.
According to new figures just released Australia’s emissions are again the highest on record, driven this time by an increase in emissions from the electricity sector, which rose to their highest levels in two years.
The current move in many countries of South and South East Asia to expand coal-fired power generation will lead to a serious issue of stranded assets.