Nothing will stand out in 2018 as more important for the long-term success of renewables than the advancement of a digital grid architecture. It has been clear for a long time that the way the grid worked — one-way network management — is changing to two-way system operation.
Climate change is a growing threat to prosperity in Asia and the Pacific. The region is the most vulnerable to the ravages of climate change. Taking urgent action to combat climate change and building infrastructure that can withstand its impacts are critical to achieving sustainable development in the region.
Advances in renewable energy technology have been at the forefront of efforts to address and tackle global climate change. But this does not mean that the spread of wind and solar farms around the world has been entirely uniform. Many consider the emerging renewable energy markets, and especially Southeast Asia, as fertile ground for their investments.
Laos is set to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while becoming more resilient to negative impacts from climate change. In addition, the country is planning to increase its share of renewable energy to 30 percent of its consumption by 2025.
Some here are calling it a gold rush. Global players with experience in solar energy are sending representatives to Vietnam in search of the next big alternative energy boom. But despite the fanfare, the country still has no solar farms in operation and no use of solar panels feeding into the national grid.
Electricite du Cambodge has signed an agreement with Laos to import 115 kilowatts of electricity from Laos to Preah Vihear province, and on to Kampong Thom and Oddar Meanchey provinces.
Climate advocates…have been working for years to spur divestment from fossil-fuel stocks, and this was perhaps the biggest single day of that campaign, which in turn is the largest divestment campaign in history. In the very center of world finance, sentiment is turning sharply against fossil-fuel investing.