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Renewable energy for a livable future

In such a fast-paced world, when are you going to make time to take a look at what’s happening around you? With rampant development happening all over the world, there always seems to be a race to be better, to develop more, to be the first to innovate. However, such innovations and progress do not […]

Philippines government signs pact on renewable energy scheme for Palawan

The Filipino Department of Energy (DOE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the provincial government of Palawan to develop a new renewable energy scheme. The Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS) project aims to improve energy efficiency, safety, security in Palawan, which is a thin archipelagic province in the far southwest […]

Southeast Asia’s Clean Energy Challenge

While the region can’t give up on coal for now, there is a lot it can do to get clean. December 12 marks the third anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a compact intended to catalyze a global reduction in carbon emissions. Yet all the statistics suggest the problem is getting worse: the latest report from the International Energy […]

The ‘Asean century’ for renewable energy

THE coming years could be a watershed moment for renewable energy (RE) in the Asean region. Although South-East Asia is considered a laggard in terms of RE deployment, the region is, arguably, where the most significant potential for sustainably-sourced energy lie. The conditions for the development of RE here, particularly solar energy, could not be […]

Vietnam takes full turn to renewables by 2050

Vietnam has significant potential to exploit its renewable energy resources, such as solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass, and hydropower, which can be harnessed to support sustainable growth in the country.  Dao Xuan Lai, UNDP assistant country director and team leader of Climate Change and Environment, shares some thoughts about the possibilities of Vietnam undergoing a transition […]

Malaysia Aims to Create 200,000 Green Jobs by 2023 in ASEAN

Malay government is in talks with ASEAN countries China, Japan and South Korea for the brighter future of green jobs in South-east Asia Malaysia puts its focus on promoting green industries and jobs in the ASEAN countries. The south-east Asian country hopes to promote the identification of the potentials and prospects for green industries and jobs […]

ASEAN countries lag on renewable energy

The bad news is that oil prices have gone up after years of low prices. The good news is that this will drive green energy up to its highest levels in the next decade or sooner. It is good to note that the rising prices of oil have prompted tidal moves towards renewable energy development, […]

Renewable energy faces policy and mechanism barriers

This was announced by Bruno Angelet, head of the delegation of the European Union to Vietnam at the second high-level meeting of Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) with the theme “Joining hands for a sustainable energy future in Vietnam.” Notably, the meeting discussed the policy recommendations of the VEPG Technical Working Groups, which aim to […]

Indonesia Struggles to Meet Renewable Energy Target

JAKARTA — Indonesia says it is unlikely to meet renewable energy targets it set after the Paris climate agreement, causing critics to call for changes in government policy. At the recent Indonesia Clean Energy Forum (ICEF) in Jakarta, Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan said he is pessimistic Indonesia will be able to […]

PHL lands on top 10 list of ‘most attractive’ markets for clean energy

The Philippines is one of the most attractive markets for clean energy investments, according to a recent study published by the Bloomberg NEF. This year’s Climatescope Emerging Market Outlook showed the country ranked 6th out of 103 economies with a score of 2.29. This is the first time the Philippines was included in the study. […]