Candles are seen in front of a sign of the Rangoon Division Electricity Distribution office during a protest against the government’s decision to increase electricity prices, November 7, 2013. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

Villagers in Ayeyarwady Region, Mon State and elsewhere across Myanmar are refusing to accept plans for power projects in their neighborhoods, fearful pollution will harm their health, farms and fisheries. Evidence from around the world, including China, India and Thailand, suggests they are right to be worried.

Read more: Keeping it Clean: Renewable Energy a Better Way for Myanmar


Wind turbines in service at the Dabancheng Wind Power Plant in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 20 October 2007. EPA/IRIS SA

As Myanmar has adapted many of the 21st century’s technological advancements, is it also likely to adapt to renewable energies at the same pace? DNV GL and other renewable candidates are attempting their best to sway investors and officials.

Read more: Eyes on Wind Energy in Myanmar: High Potential with a great challenge


Mr. Jean-Marc Brule, Green Lotus co-founder and Paris region member of Parliament.

The Mayor of Yangon U Hla Myint attended the “1st Green Construction Summit” in Yangon this week which looked at a whole range of construction options that are more “eco-friendly” compared with traditional, typically Western-style  building techniques.

Read more: ‘Green construction’ meet looks at viable eco-friendly housing


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