Asia takes leadership on renewables, but only out of necessity

the guardianDespite rapid growth in renewables, China and India are far from ready or willing to lead the world on environmental issues.

As the Paris climate conference draws ever nearer, and with it the prospect of a global agreement that all countries will cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Europe can look on its contribution to the fight against climate change with pride.

But having fostered the fledgling renewable energy sectors of wind and solar power, and created the world’s first emissions trading scheme (ETS), it now looks as if Europe is ceding its leadership on environmental matters to Asia. Read more