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February 15, 2018
The importance of renewable energy cooperation in ASEAN

The effects of climate change have already been seen in the ASEAN region. ACE released a study on regional renewable energy cooperation in ASEAN last month in hopes that it would help strengthen discourse on renewable energy cooperation within the region as regional cooperation is imperative if ASEAN wants to achieve their renewable energy target for 2025.

February 15, 2018
Vietnam sees solar power construction boom as nation goes green

Numerous projects to build large solar power facilities are underway in Vietnam, as the country scrambles to make up for the anticipated power shortage due to the recent cancellation of nuclear power plant construction projects. The five solar plants will generate an estimated 1 gigawatts, equivalent to the total power output of a nuclear reactor.

February 15, 2018
Other Than Bitcoin, What Else Can Blockchain Do? Think Solar Energy.

There is a new technology around the block, one that will enable a new Industrial Revolution. Buckle up, we’re going for a ride into (not-so) Star Trek technology: blockchain, a peer-to-peer network database. Think Napster, or file-sharing within a common group, but in the case of a blockchain, it comes with real-time and distributed updating. And it’s non-spoofable.

February 15, 2018
Vietnam sets the framework for solar energy development

Vietnam’s demand for energy has increased at the approximate rate of 12% per year between 2006 and 2015, and whilst its current installed capacity is only 3.876 million kWh, it will need to produce 245 billion kWh by 2020. Vietnam is looking to RE sources to sustain high electricity generation without incurring higher energy production costs as its energy demands increase.

February 7, 2018
Grid complexity is increasing exponentially. Is blockchain the answer?

Blockchain, which has been widely touted for its ability to revolutionize everything from currency and financial transactions to balancing the grid and energy trading, can eliminate the need for a centralized approach to market clearing and trusted third parties, opening the way for a transactive energy environment where balancing is constant and security inherent.

February 7, 2018
Energy Access Is Critical to Economic Growth

Energy has long been recognized as essential for humanity to develop and thrive. Despite recent progress, some 1.1 billion people globally still lack access to electricity, and 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking facilities. These severe energy deficits make it difficult or impossible for many countries to achieve a range of development objectives.

February 7, 2018
Blockchain: Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

Blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind Bitcoin, has a role to play in the clean-energy economy, helping homeowners sell electricity, allowing businesses to trade carbon credits, and making it easier for governments to track greenhouse gas emissions.

February 7, 2018
Technology can drive green growth in GMS

In the last 20 years, rapid economic growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion has reduced poverty and brought prosperity to many of its 420 million people. Much of the growth has relied on natural resources, but this approach has worsened environmental degradation due to pollution, deforestation, overuse of natural resources and production of vast quantities of waste.

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