Venture philanthropy is relatively rare in Asia, where charitable donations are the norm for tackling social and environmental problems. But more strategic funding can help Southeast Asia rapidly transition to clean energy, says one of the world’s most powerful venture philanthropists, Eileen Rockefeller Growald.
Southeast Asia is the only region in the world where coal’s share of the energy mix is growing. Eco-Business asked David Turk of the International Energy Agency what the region can do to curb emissions while providing reliable electricity to a large and growing population.
Singapore could host in two years one of the largest floating PV plants seen worldwide under plans unveiled this week by a national water utility.
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?
Beginning this year, the Singapore Green Building Council takes over a key green building certification scheme for professionals and an enhanced role in assessing buildings on their sustainability impact as the sector becomes a strategic focus for the city-state.
JAKARTA — Environmental activists in Indonesia have denounced a recent call by the government to keep data about oil palm plantations out of the public’s reach.
Campaign in Indonesia puts pressure on China-financed coal power projects.
SINGAPORE — The Malaysian government has called on its neighbors to help defend the palm oil industry against what it deems a discriminative campaign by the European Union to stop recognizing the commodity as a biofuel ingredient.