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Case Study: Tsingshan Industrial Parks in Indonesia Post-China’s Coal Pledge

In light of the no-coal-power-overseas pledge by China’s President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s commitment to no new coal power in the recent COP26, the industrial parks fueled by captive coal power in Indonesia, developed by China, face challenges and their future is dotted with question marks.

The Spotlight on the Asia-Pacific’s Energy Transitioning to Net-Zero Emissions

Clean energy executive, analyst, and author Joseph Jacobelli argues that the Asia Pacific region has unique features when it comes to the electricity transition to Net Zero Emissions (NTZ). He thinks that the shift from polluting fossil fuels to green and sustainable energy sources will be the biggest in the world, that capital spending will eclipse all other regions, and that some power markets will lead while others will lag.

Solar Homes: The ‘Mini Power Stations’ Popping Up Across India

The prospect of solar was first discussed in 1961-66 signifying India’s consciousness for reducing carbon footprint. Since then a total of 60 cities have been selected across the country for solarisation with the primary objective of decreasing the projected demand of conventional energy and motivating local governments to adopt renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures.

Case Study: Post-Oil Era: How UAE is Prepping For It

The UAE is known for being in an oil-rich region and historically relying on oil exports as a significant part of its economy. This reliance on oil is now slowly changing in preparation for the post-oil world. Multiple government programs and private sector investments are behind this transition, which is all working towards emissions targets for the coming decades.

COP26: The Glasgow Climate Pact Has Been Adopted

China, India, EU, US undermine global fossil-fuel phaseout pledge, as rich nations refuse climate crisis support for poorest.

COP26 – With No Financing to Go Around, Cancelling All New Coal Power Plant is a Practical Move for Host Countries

China’s recent pledge solidifies a global financial trend away from coal, as several private and governmental institutions, most notably from Japan and South Korea followed by all G20 countries, have made similar announcements. Recent announcements at the COP26 climate talks from national governments also raises questions about the future of new coal plants. With several countries pledging to phase-out coal in 2040 – or the equivalent conditional on financial support – building new coal capacity will be incompatible with these carbon neutral pledges and other climate commitments.

COP26: Clean Energies Finally Ready To Break Through

As decarbonisation accelerates the world over, clean energy is taking centre stage. Since the Paris Agreement, the rate of growth for solar and wind capacity has increased every year. Dramatic cost reductions have rewired the economics of electricity. Renewables are entering a golden age. Seizing the opportunities they provide, including cheap, robust and secure energy for all, will be crucial over the coming decade.

COP26: Glasgow Marks The Beginning Of The End Of Coal

At the COP26 in Glasgow, President Alok Sharma declared, “we finally kicked coal in the past where it belongs,” underlining deals to end international coal financing and phase out coal power.

A Close Look at China’s Five Year Plan for Coal (2021-2025)

Coal power is the anchor energy in the country, supplying around 70% of the electricity, also contributing roughly 43% of the country’s CO2 emissions. China has made promises in recent years to limit its coal power growth. But the world is still nervously guessing - how much coal power will be added to China’s domestic fleet before 2025?

“Green Energy Companies” Driving the Net-Zero Transition: Case Study

While the global clean energy transition is a collective effort it won't be possible without the companies, driving the innovation within the industry. We look at some of the leading green energy development companies and technology manufacturers to identify what are their plans and how they will influence the net-zero transition.

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

Solar Lamps: Empowering Marginalised Communities in Asia

Solar Lamps also called Soler Lanterns being used in Rural Household

Solar Power Can Help Solve China’s Coal Power Dilemma

Many power companies in China are caught in a dilemma between pressure to meet rising needs for electricity and financial woes arising from their loss-making coal power plants. A rapid scale-up of solar power provides a stable-cost alternative for redressing this dilemma.

Learnings from Bangladesh’s Solar Home System

The world's largest off-grid solar program gave 20 million Bangladeshis access to electricity in rural areas. The program so far has gained a lot of global popularity and experts believe it can be replicated in other countries.

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