October 4, 2016

Myanmar, like other developing countries, will continue ramping up its energy production to meet growing demands for consumption. This blog argues that fuelling economic growth requires expanded electricity access and reforms to pricing structure and policies for Myanmar.

Economic growth requires energy. Energy fuels industry and manufacturing, improves livelihoods, and connects markets. Consuming...

May 5, 2015


Super Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest recorded storm at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever measured in terms of wind speed – rattled into the Philippines and Southeast Asia in November of last year. Haiyan was unprecedented, with the highest sustained gusts measuring in at 315 km/h (195 mph). For a country in this region, typhoons are a regular occurrence, but usually they are o...

March 18, 2015

Almost one in two people alive today owe their continued existence to the findings of a German chemist, Fritz Haber.

Hyperbole? Perhaps not. In 1909 Haber invented the first method to produce synthetic (inorganic) fertilisers on an industrial scale. The Haber-Bosch process synthesises ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen gases in the atmosphere; the oxidation of ammonia creates components necessary f...

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