Pressure on state finances caused by huge spending on fuel subsidies has forced the government in Jakarta to announce a 45 per cent increase of petrol prices for later in 2013. A risky, but necessary move.
Solar power plants are suitable for Sarawak’s equatorial location on Borneo, and the low frequency of debilitating storms make the energy source especially viable, writes Justin Calderon after an on-site inspection.
Across the sun-drenched tropical expanse of Southeast Asia and with a number of new projects coming up, solar power is increasingly gathering a polished appeal, finds Justin Calderon. Has the solar revolution in ASEAN arrived?