The historic spirit of cross-border trade in Central Asia is being revived in the energy sector.
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
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.
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.
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.
With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
The pandemic reinforces the need for reliable energy services to support healthcare. Clean, renewable power is a good place to start.
A smooth energy transition promotes sustainable development and climate resilience but it requires efforts on multiple fronts.
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.