With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
Singapore’s carbon tax is designed to maximize green investments while minimizing negative effects on the overall economy.
Complex, carefully managed financing structures can provide the funding needed for island states and others seeking to develop energy projects.
State-owned enterprises, including power utilities, in many countries have collected a menagerie of assets unrelated to their core business. And they are selling cheap.
Investment in renewable energy around the world is entering a new phase that will require governments and the private sector to re-think the way they develop projects.
To get energy efficiency programs back on track, governments need to focus on education, incentives and improved regulations, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
In cities across Asia, air pollution levels are reaching alarming levels. There are workable solutions to cleaning up the air of the region’s urban areas but it will require resolve and innovation.
Hydrogen has the potential to be the next breakthrough energy source but key challenges need to be overcome before it can be scaled up to widespread use. Developing countries could be at the forefront of this new “hydrogen economy”
Renewables need reliable storage devices in order to grow as sources of energy, and the breakthrough solution might be smaller than you think.