By David Lee, Green Purchasing Asia | Republished 20 January 2012
Just when we thought the industry would be engulfed in gloom, it is now looking at Asia--the sunniest place on earth and yet the poorest consumer of solar energy--to keep its growth momentum in the next 10 years.
At the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) held in Abu Dhabi this week, Minister S Iswaran announced that Singapore is seeking membership in IRENA, and shared the city-state's ongoing part in the global clean energy economy.
By Shivananda H, IDSA | Republished 13 January 2012
China is increasingly using its huge demand for energy resources as a means to extend its influence into the emerging producer countries. Its latest pipeline projects with Myanmar could see greater clout for the PRC in the South Asian region.
By Artem V Goncharuk | Republished 6 January 2012
Is the world ready for a new nuclear contender from the PRC? Nuclear researcher Artem V Goncharuk analyses the global implications.
By Dr Vlado Vivoda | Republished 6 January 2012
Where to from here in the new post-Fukushima reality? Griffith University's Dr Vlado Vivoda looks at the resource-poor country's energy options.
By Aaron Kraus | Republished 6 January 2012
The region's increasing reliance on this energy source could become significant economic, political and security concerns. Energy consultant Aaron Kraus examines the caveats.
The deal sealed at the recent Durban climate change talks to develop a legally binding climate agreement holds much promise, but more immediate policy action and collaboration is crucial to ensure the sustainable growth of the energy sector.