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PEA introduces Thailand's first electric passenger bus

BANGKOK, Sept 12 -- Thailand's Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has introduced the first locally developed electric bus and services will begin next year. Governor Numchai Lowattanatakul...

Green Growth Best Practices Initiative

The Green Growth Best Practices (GGBP) initiative was set up to accelerate learning and to inform the design of green growth programmes, by undertaking an analysis of early experiences. GGBP engaged...

Delhi Metro Rail Corp. is Going Solar

Indian capital city’s pride, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, has earned yet another achievement by commissioning its first rooftop solar power project at one of its stations. The project, with an...

National Capacity Building in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

The First Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Kazakhstan was held in Astana on 2 October 2013 and in Almaty on 3 October 2013, with over 53 participants in attendance....

Kazakhstan and ESCAP discussed green economy cooperation

The Kazakh delegation met with Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Noeleen Heyzer, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of...

Singapore's vertical farm

Less than 20 miles from Singapore's skyscrapers is a completely different set of high-rise towers. Much smaller in scale but with a big ambition, over 100 nine - meter tall towers at Sky Greens vertical farm offer a new vision of urban sustainability.

Cambodia launches green growth plan 2013-2030

Cambodia on Friday adopted the national policy and strategic plan for green growth 2013-2030, aiming at developing the economy with consideration for environmental and natural resources sustainability.

China targets green growth

The Chinese government is looking to expand the annual output value of its resource recycling industry to Yuan 1.8 trillion (US$ 287 billion) by 2015. Resource productivity will be increased by 15% under current proposals, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Renewable energy now cheaper than new fossil fuels in Australia

Unsubsidised renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Biogas projects outperform

Biogas projects in Thailand now number 409 with combined capacity of 1.4 billion cubic metres per day, beating the forecast by energy policymakers, says the Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo).