What’s needed for renewables to take off is leadership, vision and a commitment to a better society from the Asean political class, writes Assaad Razzouk.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to part-fund a US$53.2 million undertaking to power Tonga with renewable energy, including the installation of 22.2MWh of energy storage.
China’s experience offers lessons for countries facing growing waste problems and energy demand, writes Courtney Weatherby.
Fossil fuel major BP has said in a benchmark report that global demand for renewable power will soar at an unprecedented pace over the coming decades, while China’s energy growth is seen sharply decelerating as its economic expansion slows.
New figures just released show that renewable energy now accounts for one-fifth of all power generated in Australia, the first time it has done so since the 1970s.
A tax break aims to spur manufacturing at home—but companies say obstacles remain.
The head of Australia’s biggest wind turbine supplier has predicted he undeniable cost competitiveness of wind and solar combined with corporate appetite to purchase clean power means the renewable energy industry will “muddle through” despite a national government policy vacuum.
The Indian government has reiterated its commitment to auction large volumes of solar and wind energy capacity in order to achieve the target of 100 gigawatts (GW) solar and 60GW of wind energy capacity operational by March 31, 2022.
Brown coal power generation in Australia fell to its lowest level in the history of the modern power grid in the December quarter, as solar and wind generation surged.
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.
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.
A landmark study has shown that gas prices not renewable energy, pushes up the price of electricity and renewable energy has reduced electricity prices by far more than the subsidies paid for it.
This report, prepared jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), identifies key barriers and highlights policy options to boost renewable energy deployment.
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