Commentary

19 May 17
I am starting a series on recipes for procedures to support Asian countries in developing Renewable Energies.
24 Apr 17
Michael Graetzel of Switzerland, is announced as the winner of the 2017 Global Energy Prize for his “transcendent merits in the development...
20 Apr 17
Earlier this year, the Singapore government announced that it will impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 2019.
31 Mar 17
Hydropower is traditionally a male-dominated field.
28 Mar 17
Net metering started by being a very sexy idea in regards to the development of rooftops.
14 Feb 17
Welcome to the year of the fire rooster, a year unlike the previous year of the monkey which followed the path of curiosity, the rooster is...
13 Feb 17
Monkey proved to be a subdued year for the Southeast Asia energy sector – so will the Rooster wake up the region from its slumber?
26 Jan 17
In order to fulfil its commitments under the Paris climate change agreement, Singapore’s climate action plan includes a number of strategies...
25 Jan 17
Like a certain iconic dessert advertisement, “Nobody doesn’t like renewables”.
16 Jan 17
For those of us out there who are part of the Renewable Energy story of this century, we have seen PV dropping from more than 4 US$/W to the...
24 Nov 16
Optimising project siting and configuration are the most effective environmental and social risk avoidance measures in hydropower development....
23 Nov 16
Almost all in this sector have already read many texts and technical reports on the hidden costs of intermittent sources or Variable Renewable...
6 Oct 16
Just under a year on from COP 21, three of the main players – the US, China, and India – have now ratified the Paris treaty on climate...
30 Aug 16
Many of the PV industry players have already wished for opportunities that were faster, easier, and better...
9 Aug 16
Maturing into its ten years of commercial operations, the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) has seen its share of volatility and regulatory...
26 Jul 16
Several months ago, I happened to see an NHK World's web-based documentary on a Japanese city called Kashiwa-no-ha (KNH) "Smart City...
1 Jul 16
The solar park concept is similar to an economic zone dedicated to the generation of power through solar energy and also to the manufacturing of...
15 Jun 16
Customers' satisfaction is now gaining vital importance at power distribution companies (DISCOMs) around...
4 May 16
Goodbye to all that Being active in the renewable energy and climate change sector for over the past decade has meant...
29 Apr 16
Why your customers might not be the best guide to the future.
27 Apr 16
The electrification subsidy in missionary areas started on May 1, 1988 with the proclamation by the President of the Philippines that electricity...
12 Apr 16
Two years ago a commentary about the future of...
2 Mar 16
While that question hung over the last days of World War II, on December 2015 the world media definitely projected a cheerful resolution for the...
22 Jan 16
A specific objective mentioned in Myanmar's New Electricity Law 2014 is the intent to "increase foreign… investments in...
23 Dec 15
On occasion of a Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident book-release...
3 Nov 15
Potential improvements to Hong Kong's present electricity regulation scheme can be made, but they may result in unintended outcomes....
5 Oct 15
The reliability of the electric power generation system is vital to the economic and social well being of Hong Kong.
1 Sep 15
Environmental advocates believe that in an ideal world wind, water, and solar technologies would provide 100 percent of the world's energy,...
23 Jul 15
When you flick a switch, there is light, it's as simple as that.
18 Mar 15
Four years have passed since the Fukushima Nuclear disaster and the impact is still strongly being felt.
6 Jan 15
In November 2014, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced via a Notice for Transmission and Distribution Rate...
28 Oct 14
When Japan instituted the Renewable Energy Act (REA) in 2012, the stated policy was to encourage the development of renewable energy but to...
23 Oct 14
As the third largest energy consumer in the world, India continues to face serious energy deficiencies.
2 Sep 14
Singapore is making headway in developing its own smart grid infrastructure.
2 Sep 14
Over one-fifth of Southeast Asia’s 600 million people do not have access to electricity.
19 Aug 14
Climate change and other environmental issues have slowly started getting required attention in Government development plans.
12 May 14
Another technology-led area of transformation involving big data for the energy sector is in customer interactions.
2 May 14
Following a period of dramatic industrialisation in the country, China’s energy consumption has risen significantly over the past...
23 Apr 14
With a growing population projected to reach 100 million and a sustained economic boom, the need for new power generation in the Philippines is...
22 Apr 14
Bangladesh desperately needs to generate more electricity.