Activists, technical experts, and officials from other Mekong Basin countries have recently spoken out against plans to construct a mainstream dam at Pak Beng.
Declining costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and energy storage systems have inspired customers and businesses to change the way we produce and consume electricity. Already, several shopping malls and factories in Thailand are using rooftop solar PV systems, which convert sunlight into electricity, to help power their operations and lower their electricity bills.
China’s power giants are carving out new business opportunities by building cross-border electricity grids through renewable energy projects.
New research from Oxford University looks at how Chinese dam builders are increasingly adopting international construction standards in response to dam opposition.
It’s always difficult for the little guy to get his voice heard. For those who have found themselves downstream of the international river where transboundary development is taking place, like the Mekong River, your chances are nil.
After several weeks of silence, the Vietnamese government announced that it is working to begin an investigation into allegations of widespread illegal logging in Cambodia directed by Vietnamese companies and provincial government officials.
Leone Clare led a presentation called Vulnerable Vietnam: A Photo Story Focused on Climate Change in the Mekong Delta, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1st at Sitka Public Library.
Will the Belt and Road Initiative bring environmental devastation or a new era of Chinese global resource stewardship? Asks Lili Pike
The country’s latest electricity plan calls for more renewable energy, but still projects a massive increase in coal-fired power.
Aljazerra investigates in a 25 minute report China’s rising influence in Laos and the potentially disastrous consequences for the local population.
The ADB’s 25 developing member countries together invested $881 billion in infrastructure in 2015, which is well below the estimated $1.34 trillion annual investment needed over the five-year period from 2016-20 if climate change-related projects are included. This gap amounts to 2.4% of annual average projected GDP for the same period.