Jennifer Morgan delivered the following speech on June 24, 2011 at the closing plenary of the 6th Annual Asian Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines.
Looking for the innovations that can help developing countries achieve a low-carbon energy future, at an affordable cost.
At this week’s Asia Clean Energy Forum, policymakers, private sector firms, and non-governmental organizations will discuss how Asian countries can transform their power sectors while meeting development needs.
One topic on the agenda will be innovation: new approaches to bring down the cost and improve the performance of low-carbon energy technologies.
As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.
This piece originally appeared in the Jakarta Globe.
Renewable energy has the potential to transform Asian society, but only if its leaders can take it to the next level.
Update [10/17/2011]: WRI has released the latest edition of Climate Science.
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