Asia and the Pacific’s developing countries should entrench the rule of law, grounded in openness, transparency, and inclusion, to achieve an equitable transition to decarbonized economies.
Kelly Hewitt, an ADB Principal Energy Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in gas market regulation and reform, energy efficiency, climate mitigation, and renewable energy, defines key terms related to battery storage for renewable energy.
Climate of Uncertainty: Five Ways Countries Can Achieve a Just Energy Transition During Turbulent Times
As countries grapple with soaring energy costs and conflict, they must harmonize security, equity, and sustainability for an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy.
ADB Principal Energy Specialist Kelly Hewitt answers questions about why energy costs are so high and what consumers and governments can do to bring them down.
Smaller power generation and storage technologies, known as distributed energy resources, can help developing countries move to carbon neutrality.
Policymakers need to take bold action on several fronts related to energy to make progress in the fight against climate change.
Renewables need reliable storage devices in order to grow as sources of energy, and the breakthrough solution might be smaller than you think.
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.