Myanmar’s Solar Lifeline

It is easy to forget how small changes can sometimes reap the most dramatic benefits. Take the humble fridge. What was once a marvel of technological prowess, has become standard fare. To many in the western world, that is. To those living off the beaten track, off the grid, up in the dusty red Burmese […]

Waiting for Grid to Arrive, Myanmar Villages Switch on Solar

NYAUNG KONE, Myanmar, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For generations, residents of this farming village in central Myanmar had a set rhythm to their day – waking up with the sunrise and going to sleep after dark. Diesel generators and batteries were for the privileged few, while the candles used by most were a […]

Myanmar ‘Must Review Energy Policies’

​​ WITH two-third of the population lacking access to the national grid, Myanmar needs to find the most suitable energy policies for domestic consumption, according to civil society organisations. A total of 422 CSOs signed a statement that called a halt to coal plants and mega dams at the end of the recent Myanmar Green […]