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China is drafting its next Five Year Plan, and the president of Energy Foundation China wants to see ambitious energy and climate goals

Read more: https://chinadialogue.net/en/energy/china-should-set-up-a-carbon-cap-zou-ji-on-the-next-national-energy-targets/

Stimulus packages to kickstart pandemic-hit economies can either shape a low-carbon future or lock the world into a fossil fuel system. Which countries in Asia are leading the green transition?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/how-green-are-asias-post-covid-economic-recovery-plans/

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released new data that shows coal-fired power generation has suffered the most in COVID-19’s effect on energy use, while renewable energy use continued to surge.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/64624/iea-renewable-generation-rose-during-pandemic-onset-coal-declined/

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility and inequities of the old economy. On June 5, the Philippines’ Congress Committee on Climate Change approved House Resolution 761 calling for a climate emergency response, which includes not permitting any new coal plants. Such a measure would support of the Department of Energy’s earlier caution against an overreliance on inflexible technologies such as coal that cause grid instability. 

Read more: https://ieefa.org/ieefa-op-ed-the-philippines-considers-a-power-sector-future-without-new-coal/

Where developers struggle to raise funds, crowdfunding platforms can help clean energy projects get off the ground. But what are the risks involved in such investments, and what should individuals look out for before committing their money?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/can-crowd-investors-spur-the-clean-energy-transition/

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged world countries to drive a doubling of renewable investment this decade, helping reverse a flatlining aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/renewables-spending-must-double-as-pandemic-squeezes-broader-energy-funding