Is the future of renewable energy in Asia to share it?

Published onSeptember 19, 2019

If Asia is to rise to the clean energy challenge, then sharing energy between countries will be one way to deal with intermittency issues. But political obstacles aside, how will it work? In the future, if countries could tap into the renewable energy resources of their neighbours, they could eventually wean off polluting fossil fuels and improve quality of life, said Christopher Len, senior research fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. “The basic idea is that instead of generating energy from fossil fuels which are polluting, renewable energy can be transmitted over long distances anytime via interconnected ultra-high voltage power transmission lines to any location where there is demand,” he said.