The hotly debated transmission buildout divided environmentalists, but experts say it was the only real hope for the state's — and the country's — climate goals.
A new transmission project has divided environmentalists and laid bare the difficult choices governments face when trying to move away from fossil fuels.
In Myanmar, this means a "basin-wide perspective" to effectively govern the hydropower planning in the country. Similarly
Bhutan's flowing rivers could feed electricity to neighbouring countries. Inga Vitola/Flickr, CC BY-SA Electricity can be
For one, both initiatives were highly ambitious and would have imposed considerable, albeit hard to quantify, costs on the
Safe-water programs in Africa are another example of climate-smart adaptation: In Uganda, the consequences of climate change
Now, this trend has been broken and renewable energy projects have started to eat the dam builders' lunch. A number of factors
The abstract figures confirm our experience on the ground, as we have seen numerous large dams stopped or suspended in China
Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature's Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek