News that South Korea’s Samsung Electronics plans to invest in China’s leading electric vehicle maker, BYD, raises the prospect of a powerful alliance that could grab pole position in the world’s fastest-growing e-vehicle market. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.
Kudos to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for singling out the positive role that environmentalists play in promoting economic growth on his early-July trip to Beijing. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.
First Solar, the thin-film solar utility-scale project developer, has seen its stock punished this year, losing over a quarter of its value. Is First Solar a long-term value stock or a proverbial “value trap”? By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.
Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford drew upon his latest research to outline the global and domestic context of the energy and environmental policies that China has further embraced since Paris. A podcast interview on his book can be found here.
Asia is the most rapidly urbanizing region in the world, and getting urbanization right is important for the region’s long-term growth. This urban growth is largely an Asian story; there are currently 2 billion people living in Asian cities, and a billion additional people are expected to move and join them by 2030. The current …
Where do old phones and computers go to die? More and more, aging motherboards and hard disk drives and touch-screens are broken up in illegal waste dumps in Hong Kong. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.
King Coal is taking a lot of blows recently. But at least it could usually count on being the cheapest alternative. Now even that’s called into question. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.
Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford discussed in an interview the book The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency. He was awarded the 2015 Chris Welles Prize by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for describing the environmental cost of Asia’s growth.
Business is getting tired of waiting for climate negotiators to get their act together on pricing carbon, says Richard Lancaster, the CEO of CLP Holdings. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.