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Indonesia's far-flung communities need power for a host of purposes, including rice production

Sumba Sustainable Solutions, a member company in the New Energy Nexus, produces solar-powered rice mills. 

Divergent Paths for Renewable Energy Startups: Visiting an Indonesian Incubator

Though renewable energy startups have begun to find their way in Indonesia, they are not yet widely known. However, with support from stakeholders and with efforts from those stakeholders to improve regulatory clarity, startups can gain traction. One international team has set out to offer advice, advocacy, and capital to...
How solar grows from communities up away from Indonesia's metropolis

Rio Pramudita contributed this photo of an off-grid installation in Berau on Kalimantan. 

Corporate Captains, Venture Voices Try to Harmonize Across Indonesia

To nearly triple renewables' role in Indonesia's economy, the state-owned utility needs to either step back or invite in more collaborators and competitors. It shows no sign of stepping back. Alternatively, venture-like investors and corporate decisionmakers are finding means of working around and with the utility to increase solar for...
A minigrid using solar shines via Nigeria's initiative

We showcased this Nigerian minigrid last summer. We're now sharing a warning that ambitions from multinational investors had better grow more maximalist. 

Building the World's Clean Infrastructure Takes a 7X Investment Increase. Who's Up?

The sweep of nations from Central America across to Asia contains billions of people and untold potential for climate-smart infrastructure. The sweep of capital across those nations, we learned in a panel, looks tepid in light of the job. A set of reports from the International Energy Agency zooms in...
These turbines could carry the future for big oil and gas explorers.

Is this the direction for decarbonizing- and for big hydrocarbon concerns? (Image courtesy of Pixabay.)

Oil and Gas Multinationals Tempt Investors to Stick Around Through the Transition

Equinor Strategy Summit, Norway, 2019 – Executives of Equinor (formerly known as Statoil) were holed up in a room drinking hot chocolate after a day of skiing. Strategy staff members presented them with a list of unidentified companies (“Company 1,” “Company 2,” “Company 3”) along with historical and projected returns...
A German transformation, interrupted?

Demonstrators (from the days of crowds) raise the flag for fossil-free Germany. Raising the capital may prove lonelier. 

CBEYond the Moment: The German of a Great Evolution

Germany set forth the Energiewende, an aspirational and detailed strategy for quitting fossil fuel, before Covid-19 interfered. Germany drew high marks for its handling of the Covid crisis, and many of its leaders have insisted that recovering its economy means reinforcing the Energiewende's goals. However, the way forward looks rockier...