Thailand in Need of 'Energy 4.0'
Thailand’s next phase of growth requires a transition to a low-carbon economy while ensuring energy security, affordability, and sustainability.
Once Seen as a Panacea, Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel Subsidies Have Become a Moral Hazard
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.
Bringing Renewable Energy to a Small Philippine Island
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.
Wary Investors Might Soon See New Opportunities in Pacific Renewables
Pacific countries are finding innovative new ways to finance renewable energy products that are making them more attractive to private investors.
It’s Clean, Powerful and Available: Are You Ready for Hydrogen Energy?
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”
Global Renewable Energy Investment is Slowing Down. Should We Worry?
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.
Can the Pacific Become the World’s First Fossil-Fuel-Free Zone?
With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
Asia Needs to Get Cooking When It Comes to Solar Energy
Solar power is helping Asia get electricity to people, particularly in rural and remote areas, but it has fallen behind in its use as a clean energy cooking source.
The Pandemic May Break Value Chains, But Solar Energy Can Still Shine
COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of energy value chains but solar power could be an indigenous solution to keep the lights on during a crisis.
COVID-19 is an Opportunity to Re-Tool the Health Sector’s Energy Supply
The pandemic reinforces the need for reliable energy services to support healthcare. Clean, renewable power is a good place to start.