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COVID-19 has exposed the fragility and inequities of the old economy. On June 5, the Philippines’ Congress Committee on Climate Change approved House Resolution 761 calling for a climate emergency response, which includes not permitting any new coal plants. Such a measure would support of the Department of Energy’s earlier caution against an overreliance on inflexible technologies such as coal that cause grid instability. 

Read more: https://ieefa.org/ieefa-op-ed-the-philippines-considers-a-power-sector-future-without-new-coal/

Where developers struggle to raise funds, crowdfunding platforms can help clean energy projects get off the ground. But what are the risks involved in such investments, and what should individuals look out for before committing their money?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/can-crowd-investors-spur-the-clean-energy-transition/

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged world countries to drive a doubling of renewable investment this decade, helping reverse a flatlining aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/renewables-spending-must-double-as-pandemic-squeezes-broader-energy-funding

Renewable energy is making rapid inroads into the market, but fossil fuels still wield enormous global influence.

Read more: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/fossil-fuels-heading-down-but-not-yet-out/

As manufacturing industries gain ground in its primarily agriculture-based economy, Bangladesh is expected to double its imports of fossil fuels in the coming decade and will miss its 2020 clean energy target.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/bangladesh-to-double-fossil-fuel-imports-in-coming-decade-as-renewables-lag-behind/

South Australia has accelerated a timeline for renewable energy to provide 100 per cent of its electricity needs, with plans to hit the ambitious target by 2030.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/64362/south-australia-increases-target-to-100-renewables-by-2030/