Commentary

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.
11 Apr 14
Demand for electrical power in Asian countries is nothing short of staggering; the World Energy Outlook 2013 report by the International Energy...
10 Apr 14
In the last decade, Singapore’s population has grown by 25 percent and this number will continue to grow for another ten years.
4 Apr 14
Around the world, governments are stepping up efforts to grow their renewable energy capabilities in order to address climate change and reduce...
28 Mar 14
Back in 2011, after the Fukushima disaster, it appeared as though Japan’s nuclear dream was in tatters.
25 Mar 14
Liberalisation is a market change with a relaxation of rules allowing new players to enter a market.
13 Mar 14
In early March 2014, at China’s National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang declared war on pollution, as the issues of smog,...
6 Mar 14
China is planning numerous carbon capture and storage projects, which often combine enhanced oil recovery ventures.
26 Feb 14
In recent years, remarkable economic growth in developing countries has caused a rapid increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in addition to...
24 Feb 14
Nuclear newcomers’ desire for nuclear power has not decreased even after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan...
19 Feb 14
In March 2012, the NDRC, Ministry of Finance, MLR and NEA jointly issued a development plan designated for China's shale gas development....
13 Feb 14
According to the US Energy Information Agency, China has the largest known shale gas reserves in the world.
12 Feb 14
The global nuclear ‘enterprise’ is now three years (March 11, 2011) past the historic Tohoku earthquake (M9.0), subsequent tsunami...
22 Jan 14
With the season for New Year’s resolutions also comes the inevitable resigned sighs of policymakers in the region approaching solar.
17 Dec 13
The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and is estimated to reach 9.6 billion...
16 Dec 13
Earlier this year, I was a speaker in the GreenPower conference which took place in Jakarta which was devoted to the geothermal space in both...
12 Dec 13
Currency fluctuations have always impacted international business, but these fluctuations can have significant effects if a portion of a...
5 Dec 13
The 2011 Feed-in-Tariff (Solar) As mentioned in the...
27 Nov 13
Much of the world’s future energy growth, especially in the power sector, will be in Asia.
27 Nov 13
China has one of the largest markets of renewables in the world and possesses rich solar resources.
14 Nov 13
In August 2013, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI) announced the launch of a Smart Mansion Assessment System for multi...
7 Nov 13
Prospects for nuclear power are impressive, and it is a...
21 Oct 13
ASEAN’s energy sector is facing major challenges.
21 Oct 13
The electricity demand is expected to grow in the world’s 16th largest economy and the fourth most populated country, Indonesia at an...
21 Oct 13
Based on even the most conservative estimates of Indonesian growth, demand for power in the already under-supplied archipelago will grow by 7%...
21 Oct 13
At the same time countries such as Iran proclaim nuclear energy development is “a matter of national pride”, China is evolving...
21 Oct 13
Recently concluded Monsoon session of Indian parliament saw a spate of bills getting through.
26 Sep 13
Sunday 8 September was an exciting day in Japan.