Commentary

16 Apr 18
The future of offshore wind energy will combine the application of global experience and local expertise to deliver projects tailored to the needs...
6 Apr 18
Last year, while presenting Singapore’s budget for 2017, the Singapore Finance Minister announced that Singapore will impose a tax on...
12 Feb 18
Utility-scale solar PV continues to grow at a breakneck pace, driven by continually falling prices, including 19.7 USD/MWh in the recent Mexico...
15 Jan 18
One of the major issues in solar power that is usually overlooked and is so fundamental to our life is water.
1 Dec 17
I decided to stop my recipes on PV projects this month.
15 Sep 17
Internet of Things (IoT) is billed as the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0.
15 Sep 17
Continuing my series on recipes for procedures to support Asia to develop PV capacity I am devoting this one to the tariffs.
12 Sep 17
For emerging economies in Asia and beyond, ‘business as usual’ is no longer enough for hydropower development.
8 Aug 17
As renewables markets mature, renewables investors are looking to new markets for their next source of growth.
18 Jul 17
Post-Fukushima, nuclear energy remains a strategic option to address energy security and decarbonisation for developing economies, especially...
12 Jul 17
Continuing my series on recipes for procedures to support Asian countries in developing Renewable Energies, I am going to address the feasibility...
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.