To pursue an equitable energy transition, we need to find new ways to produce energy. Biomethane is a low-cost, reliable, and community-oriented way to start.
The transition to a low-carbon economy needs to be consciously designed to be socially equitable and inclusive–a just transition. Moreover, the transition cannot be gender-neutral but must be gender-just.
A smooth energy transition promotes sustainable development and climate resilience but it requires efforts on multiple fronts.
Though Cambodia contributes minimally to global greenhouse gas emissions, it is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Key policies and actions can help the country move toward low carbon economic growth.
Renewable energy, innovation, and investment in new technologies will help Kazakhstan decarbonize its economy without sacrificing the wellbeing of its people.
Turkmenistan is working on an innovative program introduce solar power generated steam in a gas fired power station and allow the turbine to use both solar and gas-powered steam based on availability to generate electricity.
The move to clean energy and carbon neutrality in the People’s Republic of China will require conservation, conversion to new energy sources beyond coal and changing people’s energy consumption habits.
Utility-scale battery energy storage systems could be a game changer for clean energy, but more action is needed to lower barriers to entry
As countries in Asia and the Pacific make the transition to renewable energy in a post COVID-19 world, they should strive to ensure clean energy is available to everyone, everywhere and around the clock.
With expanding regional cooperation and a readily available platform, the building blocks are in place for Central Asia to achieve energy security, resilience and economic competitiveness.