June 21, 2011

Will Shifting to Clean Energy Lead to New 'Asian Tigers' ?

Jakarta Globe, Jakarta Globe


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The West created the automobile, led the space race, and invented the Internet. Each of these innovations transformed society, powering rapid economic growth and enabling people to reach new frontiers in ways that had never been imagined before.  Now, however, it is Asia that is poised to lead the next revolution: the clean energy revolution.

A few weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change created by the United Nations released a report showing that the world can shift to 80 percent renewable energy by mid-century. Much of this potential rests in Asia — which has been rapidly advancing its renewable energy production and is becoming the top destination for clean energy investment. . .

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