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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to part-fund a US$53.2 million undertaking to power Tonga with renewable energy, including the installation of 22.2MWh of energy storage.

Read more: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/asian-development-bank-to-help-fund-tongas-renewables-plus-storage-push

As China the world’s second-largest economy stepped up its fight against smog, its environment minister, Li Ganjie, said China expanded its coal-to-gas and coal-to-electricity projects to 35 cities in 2018 from 12 cities the previous year.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60341/minister-china-expanded-switch-from-polluting-coal-heating-in-2018/

Cooling and heating are—for those lucky enough to have them—a lifesaver, keeping children healthy, vaccines stable, food fresh, energy supplies stable, economies productive and environments clean.

Read more: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/un-environment-fights-cut-cooling-and-heating-emissions

Thailand plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farms to power Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and to boost the country’s share of clean energy.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2019/03/thailand-planning-massive-floating-solar-power-plants-on-hydropower-dam-reservoirs.html

Use of coal increased again in 2018, raising questions about the green energy transition, reports Feng Hao and Tom Baxter

Read more: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/11107-China-s-coal-consumption-on-the-rise

Although offset by lower emissions from electricity, increases in greenhouse gas emissions from growing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports have pushed Australia’s overall carbon pollution up by nearly one per cent  in the year to September, 2018.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60255/govt-data-shows-australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-continue-to-rise/