Renewable Energy

China's legislators have demanded better support for its renewable energy industry, which had already brought economic and social development and improved people's lives. Chen Changzhi, vice chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress, said the sector still faced obstacles in planning, purchase system, subsidies and technology, reported Xinhua.
Philippine Greeenpeace coal ship protest
August 07, 2013
The Philippine's Climate Change Commission (CCC) has jumped to the defense of President Benigno Aquino's national renewable energy policy, which has been slammed by environmental groups. Commissioner Heherson Alvarez of the CCC told Greenpeace that the country's economic reality meant that coal-fired powers stations were a necessity and the president was fully supportive of renewable energy. He was responding to a Greenpeace statement that called the president's preference for coal-fired power as “alarming”.
Coal India
In a surprising diversification move Coal India – the giant state-controlled mining company – has decided to set up solar power projects across the country. The reason for the world’s largest non-renewable energy producer venturing into the renewable sector, is a growing realization that India’s coal reserves are not going to last for long, the company told prospective bidders for solar power equipment contracts.
India has increased its renewable power capacity by 12.4-GW over the last three years and is now within sight of reaching its target of 30-GW by 2017.
Hong Kong-based Symbior Energy has signed an agreement with Chinese solar PV manufacturer Phono Solar to jointly develop 40-MW solar power generating capacity in Thailand.  
A report from South Korea's Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) says the country's renewable energy industry will lag behind global peers in 2013.
The Philippine government needs to improve the regulatory framework to boost the success of the local renewable energy industry and open the sector to overseas investors.
Power generated by renewable energy in China totaled to 968 billion kilowatt-hours in 2012, an increase of more than 30 percent according to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission.
A new chapter in The Philippines’ on-going saga over the implementation of it Renewable Energy Act, passed in 2008, has opened with the Department of Energy (DOE) announcing the adoption of a “first come, first served” policy in allocating the limited 760-MW installation target for renewable energy (RE) projects.
The Indian government has come under criticism for bowing to commercial pressure to use non-renewable power sources rather than thermal and hydro resources in the state of  Andhra Pradesh.