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.
Pacific countries are finding innovative new ways to finance renewable energy products that are making them more attractive to private investors.
On Malalison Island, in the Philippines, people are enjoying 24/7 electricity service through the use of solar hybrid technology, a new kind of battery storage and smart metering.
Tax and economic incentives for renewable energy and alternative fuel projects were once seen as key to attracting private investors to a country’s green energy plans. Increasingly, these subsidies – which can be revoked by governments as quickly as they were granted – are seen as risky and unpredictable if not rolled out carefully.
Thailand’s next phase of growth requires a transition to a low-carbon economy while ensuring energy security, affordability, and sustainability.