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2018/07/18 | Nate Maynard

ANALYSIS: Solar Lessons for ASEAN from Thailand's Feed-in Tariff Success

Thailand has powered past regional peers when it comes to solar power capacity via astute implementation of feed-in tariffs.

2018/06/15 | Mongabay

Ever Heard of Thorium? It's the Nuclear Fuel Even Indonesia Is Considering

A little known yet arguably safer and more plentiful nuclear fuel, thorium, is making a comeback in traditionally anti-nuclear Indonesia.

2018/04/10 | Nate Maynard

TCI Becomes First Taiwanese Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

A white label manufacturer is showing the way for Taiwan's companies to fall into line with a greening global supply chain.

2018/04/02 | Mongabay

Green Paradox: Indonesia's Electricity Future Defined by Coal, Renewables

Indonesia put itself back on track to meet to meet renewable energy targets by promising to produce less energy in total.

2017/11/14 | Nate Maynard

Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

Taiwan's government claims that they eliminated electricity subsidies, but they really just hid them from public scrutiny.

2017/10/23 | Sally Tyler

End to 'War on Coal' Puts Asia's Renewable Future at Risk

New Trump administration moves to bolster coal-fired electricity production echo recent moves to embrace the polluting fossil fuel in Southeast Asia, and threaten both renewable energy goals and greenhouse gas emission targets of the Paris climate change accord.

2017/04/08 | Florentine Koppenborg

Will the Silent Comeback of Coal Threaten Japan’s Climate Goals?

Japan’s energy debate demonstrates that phasing out coal from the electricity mix and replacing it with renewable alternatives can be a political challenge.   

2017/01/11 | Edward White

Are Apps in Asia Killing the Planet?

'Without key policy changes, the rapid growth of the internet in East Asia will likely be powered by coal and other dirty sources of electricity,' Greenpeace says.

2016/12/14 | The Japan Times

Google’s Commitment to Go Green

Government commitments are important, but even more durable and compelling are steps by companies like Google.

2016/12/07 | Charles Vest

Hydropower in the Mekong: an Alternative Approach

Laos needs to rethink its aggressive hydropower plans as new markets and technologies create an opportunity to change course.

2016/12/02 | Li You

China Drafts New Wind Power Plan

The government hopes to invest 700 billion yuan in renewable energy by 2020.

2016/08/09 | Mark Lawson

Green Power Has a Long Way to Go

Green power has certainly made considerable progress in the last few years, but that progress is far short of activist assurances and has distinct limits with present technology.

2015/12/03 | Zou Chi

French Media Says Taiwan Is Forgotten in World Climate Negotiation Due to Political Issues

French media, Le Figaro, reported on Taiwan with great details, pointing out that although the island accounts for 1% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and has brought up a goal for its reduction, the country is still blocked out of COP21 due to sensitive political issues.