As the sun blazes down on the Thar Desert, pushing solar radiation levels beyond 400 W/m2, a new renewable energy plant is now harnessing the immense power of sunlight to power Rajasthan, India’s largest state.
This year’s Asia Clean Energy Forum (comes at a critical time in the lead-up to the crucial COP21 in Paris. Asia’s energy sector has a very important part to play in these UNFCCC negotiations and in setting the world on a course to limit global warming, and avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change.
Ahead of the 2015 Asian Clean Energy Forum, the region’s energy leaders are now looking to re-evaluate traditional norms to respond to volatile prices, extreme weather and large-scale accidents and disruptions.
How can cleantech entrepreneurs learn to better sell their business ideas to investors? We asked the CEO of an Indian early-stage incubator company.
At this week’s Asian Clean Energy Forum 2015, many speculated about how current low oil prices may affect investments in renewable energy across the region. In the Pacific, the impact may less than expected.
Asia’s share of world energy consumption is rapidly growing, and meeting this demand in a sustainable way requires a shift in investment away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources.
New technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, LED lights and rooftop solar power are changing the way electricity is generated and supplied. We also need less electricity; with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, our electricity needs are reducing every year.
Sarulla was the first greenfield, commercial investment in Indonesia geothermal in almost 20 years, and remains key to demonstrating the sector’s commercial viability in the country.
With ADB support, the Philippines became in 2010 the first Asian country to phase out inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Most countries in the region followed suit, and now these bulbs are barely used because the market won’t buy them anymore.
Clean energy advocates believe that 100% generation from renewable energy sources is the only way to meet the power demand and address global warming. It's technically feasible, but we will still need some fossil fuels to create a sustainable energy source that all countries can afford.