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Articles by Justin Guay

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China's coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth and coal consumption have decoupled, suggesting a structural shift in Chinese economy.

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Clouds hang over Indian coal sector after landmark court rulings

Clouds hang over Indian coal sector after landmark court rulings

This week the Indian court system handed down three landmark energy rulings, reaffirming one thing — it’s time to diversify away from coal.

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Chinese coal consumption just fell for first time this century

Chinese coal consumption just fell for first time this century

China’s coal use dropped for the first time this century — while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) actually grew.

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Next frontier for solar markets beyond the grid: big data

Next frontier for solar markets beyond the grid: big data

Big data is paving way for mobile money, PAYG finance, and distributed solar being made accessible to rural poor of developing countries.

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Huge China coal plant shelved over pollution concerns

Huge China coal plant shelved over pollution concerns

The world’s largest coal consumer has scrapped plans for an enormous coal power project over environment and air pollution concerns.

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Why coal imports are adding to India's energy security problems

Why coal imports are adding to India’s energy security problems

India is home to one of the world’s largest coal deposits, but it can’t mine coal fast enough let alone transport it where it needs to go.

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World Bank abandons coal, green light for clean micro-grids

World Bank abandons coal, green light for clean micro-grids

The World Bank’s proposal to end coal financing should help pave the way for a decentralised clean energy ‘grid’ to eradicate fuel poverty.

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Harnessing India's clean energy Tower Power

Harnessing India’s clean energy Tower Power

In India, the shift to clean mobile ‘tower power’ is creating an opportunity to generate renewable ‘community power’ for the millions who lack electricity.

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Indian court strikes down another coal plant

Indian court strikes down another coal plant

Indian National Green Tribunal revokes clearance for 1050MW coal plant, describes original approval as ‘smacking of non-application of mind.’

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Off-grid clean energy demands social bankability

Off-grid clean energy demands social bankability

22 of the world’s leading off-grid clean energy entrepreneurs are demanding social bankability from the World Bank Group. Here’s why it’s an important step.

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Our distributed energy future: mobile phones are showing the way

Our distributed energy future: mobile phones are showing the way

Research shows mobile phones can provide M2M access for distributed energy and water infrastructure. The implications are too exciting to ignore.