Researchers Urge Southeast Asian States to Consider Energy Alternatives

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A computer image of the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam. (Courtesy photo of Pak Beng hydropower project)

Researchers have said governments in the Mekong region should consider alternatives to large hydropower dams, including renewable energy.

A new report by the Stimson Center, titled “Mekong Power Shift: Emerging Trends in the GMS Power Sector”, contends that a policy shift in the region is needed to deal with the environmental and social fallout of large-scale hydropower development. Continue reading “Researchers Urge Southeast Asian States to Consider Energy Alternatives”

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Cambodians Switch to Solar Panels as Electricity Infrastructure Falls Short

By Sun Narin, VOA Khmer

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A house in Bati commune is using solar power due to shortage of electricity, Svay Rieng province, Cambodia, June 17, 2017. (Sun Narin/VOA Khmer)

Almost 40 years after the upheaval of the Khmer Rouge regime, residents of Bati commune near the Cambodian border with Vietnam are still without electricity. Continue reading “Cambodians Switch to Solar Panels as Electricity Infrastructure Falls Short”