Spurred by innovation, increased competition, and policy support in a growing number of countries, renewable energy technologies have achieved massive technological advances and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have come to the forefront of the global energy transition, with nearly every country adopting a renewable energy target.

The world is not on track to achieving energy-related Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new series of Policy Briefs launched at the United Nations.

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

C40 Cities South Africa Buildings Programme, launched this week in Tshwane, aspires to make zero carbon buildings standard practice across South African cities.

Introduction of micro-inverters marks one of the biggest technology shifts in the solar PV industry where central inverters have ruled the roost.

Calls for regular audits, promotion of non-conventional energy, mass awareness

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) and BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) has entered into a strategic partnership on Saturday to promote energy efficiency and renewables among over 24 lakh cons

In March, Apple’s latest Supplier Responsibility progress report for 2018 had highlighted how India supplier Wistron had achieved a Zero Waste to Landfill certification in record time.

Cool materials with higher solar reflectance compared with conventional materials of the same color are widely used to maintain cooler urban fabrics when exposed to solar irradiation and to mitigate the Urban Heat Island (UHI). Photo-catalytic coatings are also useful to reduce air pollutants. Many studies related to these topics have been carried out during the past few years, although the lighting implication of reflective coatings have hardly been explored.

The Asia-Pacific region’s rapid and sustained economic growth, increasing population, and rapid urbanization are driving growth in energy demand. Ensuring that supplies of energy are adequate to meet this growth in ways that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible creates a new set of challenges for policymakers.

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