The sun sets over a photovoltaic power plant in Turpan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2018. China has been trying to ensure the solar power sector can survive without subsidies. Photo: Xinhua The sun sets over a photovoltaic power plant in Turpan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2018. China has been trying to ensure the solar power sector can survive without subsidies. Photo: Xinhua
The sun sets over a photovoltaic power plant in Turpan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2018. China has been trying to ensure the solar power sector can survive without subsidies. Photo: Xinhua
Jill Baker
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jill Baker

Asia’s renewable energy push is a bright spot amid coronavirus gloom

  • With solar and wind power now cheaper than coal and technical problems such as intermittency being solved, investing in renewable energy makes economic sense
  • Taiwan’s wind energy development and China and India’s solar energy initiatives are encouraging examples

The sun sets over a photovoltaic power plant in Turpan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2018. China has been trying to ensure the solar power sector can survive without subsidies. Photo: Xinhua The sun sets over a photovoltaic power plant in Turpan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2018. China has been trying to ensure the solar power sector can survive without subsidies. Photo: Xinhua
The sun sets over a photovoltaic power plant in Turpan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2018. China has been trying to ensure the solar power sector can survive without subsidies. Photo: Xinhua
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