Cambodia’s Renewable Energy Prospects

Cambodia’s Renewable Energy Prospects

Cambodia has made great strides in its efforts to develop its economy and improve the standard of living of its mostly rural population, with current GDP growth rate hovering around 7%. But a 2016 WWF report claimed that more than 6 million Cambodians still lacked access to energy, and Cambodia’s developing industries—particularly textiles—are energy-hungry. Cambodia developed a blueprint for development in 2013, Rectangular Strategy, Phase III, that identifies cheaper energy sources for households and business/industrial consumers as key to continuing development. The report says that while large-scale hydro and coal-fired plants have thus far been the preferred strategy due to their high generation potential and low production costs, diversifying energy sources to reduce fossil fuel reliance is also an important goal going forward.

Limitless: The Race to Create the Sun on Earth

Limitless: The Race to Create the Sun on Earth

A research group at MIT says nuclear fusion is within years of being commercially viable. And a European project, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is also aggressively moving toward development of nuclear fusion power. Is this the dawn of a new nuclear age—safe, sustainable energy from nuclear fusion?

The joke about energy from nuclear fusion is that it is always just 20 years away. In the 1950s, researchers hoped that they could solve our energy crisis by building a sun on earth. They predicted that it would be possible to harness the sun’s energy-making processes, known as nuclear fusion. If successful, this process would allow humans to use the abundant hydrogen on earth to provide limitless energy, while avoiding the potential catastrophic risks of nuclear fission reactions and generation of toxic nuclear waste.

Cybersecurity and the power grid

Cybersecurity and the power grid

In the face of the mounting threats of cyberattacks and the vulnerable, interdependent electric grid systems, governments, utilities, businesses, and people need to come together and do what is necessary to be prepared. No one can afford to be complacent. This was the message at the Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity forum held by Leaders in Energy at Make Offices in Arlington, VA (Clarendon) on June 1, 2017.

Extravaganza sponsors bring innovations to college campuses

Extravaganza sponsors bring innovations to college campuses

At the Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017, attendees learned about what universities in the DC area are doing to reach their sustainability goals and commitments. But, as some of the panelists acknowledged, no one person, office, or even university can bring the high-level change and results alone. At some point in almost any project, whether in higher education or elsewhere, partners are needed.

Smart Grid Perspectives – Bottlenecks in Today’s Grid Transformation

By BERT TAUBE, Ph.D. “Smart Grid” is a term coined in the early 2000s to refer to the necessary electric grid modernization in the U.S....

Leaders in Energy Awards & Holiday Event Recap: Honoring 4 Generations of Clean Energy and Sustainability Leaders

Leaders in Energy Awards & Holiday Event Recap: Honoring 4 Generations of Clean Energy and Sustainability Leaders

By KERRY WORTHINGTON, Leaders in Energy Reporter At the second annual Leaders in Energy “4 Generations: Leadership in Clean Energy & Sustainability” event on December...

Managing difficult change in large energy organizations: Catching up with Josh Silverman

Managing difficult change in large energy organizations: Catching up with Josh Silverman

By TRAVIS HIGH, Leaders in Energy Leaders in Energy’s 4 Generations (4 Gen) event is a celebration of multigenerational achievement in sustainability. Last year was...

The Challenge and Potential Savings of Managing Plug and Other Energy Loads in Buildings

The Challenge and Potential Savings of Managing Plug and Other Energy Loads in Buildings

By SHAWN SILVER, Budderfly Note: Budderfly is a company sponsor of Leaders in Energy’s professional networking event on “Building a Smart City: Global and Metro...

White House Champions of Change Share Their Journey to Climate Action

White House Champions of Change Share Their Journey to Climate Action

By CARLA A. FLEMING, Chief Marketing Officer for Leaders in Energy White House Climate Faith Leaders, Champions of Change Event, July 20, 2015, Eisenhower Executive Office...

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