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May 30, 2019
12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them

There’s a reason why the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has successfully goaded powerful politicians into long-overdue climate action in just six months. Thunberg has become a moral authority, clearly articulating how adults have shamefully abdicated their basic duties to protect today’s children and future generations from compounding climate catastrophe.

May 30, 2019
Solar the key to progress on global access to electricity

Echoing last year’s findings, a report compiled by five international agencies shows the world is still falling short of the global energy targets enshrined in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. The good news is, the number of people without access to electricity continued to shrink as the deployment of off-grid power solutions gathered pace – led by solar.

May 30, 2019
A guide to renewable power in Cambodia

Cambodia’s electricity demand has been increasing year-on-year since 2010 as rapid development in the country continues, with last year’s growth around 15%. Recent investments and advances in technology indicate that Cambodia may look to tap into its substantial renewable energy potential in the coming decades, but without a clear course of action or specific targets, progress is hampered.

May 30, 2019
Thailand launches net metering scheme for residential PV

Thailand’s metropolitan and provincial electricity authorities have launched a net metering scheme for residential PV installations with a generation capacity of up to 10 kW. Applications will have to be submitted to the country’s Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission, which will also be the buyer of surplus power produced by rooftop systems.

May 24, 2019
World nations failing the poorest on energy goals: study

More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development goals. Furthermore, efforts to cut pollution from cooking food and promote renewable power for heat and transportation are likewise far behind the goals that world nations set in 2015.

May 24, 2019
Solar energy seen as main future power source

Solar energy is the future of power sector, the Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines said. Installation of solar rooftops is seen as a long-term cheap alternative energy source, comprising one-third of the all solar energy fixtures in the Philippines by 2030 from increasing popularity.

May 24, 2019
‘Red tape, tight rules discourage investments in renewable energy

Renewable energy may be one of the government’s new top sources of investment, but industry players have complained it is difficult to develop clean power projects in the Philippines largely due to bureaucratic red tape.

May 24, 2019
Smart grid policy advised for renewable energy progress

Regulatory support for a smart grid should be the next government's top priority for renewable energy policy, as finding funding sources for environmentally friendly projects is becoming easier in Thailand, said B.Grimm Power's president at "Renewable Energy Investing in Asia and the Pacific" at ADB’s 52nd annual meeting in Fiji last week.

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