Energy Market Authority of Singapore and IEA launch training programme for sustainable energy policies
More than 250 participants from 27 countries are taking part in the inaugural digital edition of the Singapore-IEA Regional Training Programme on Sustainable Energy Policies for Smart Cities. Taking place from 7-10 September 2020, this Programme brings together policy makers, urban planners and academia to look at improving energy efficiency in cities and to formulate […]
ASEAN was established in 1967 to advance regional cooperation, particularly economic, security and social. Its member countries have a combined population of 650 million and GDP of more than $2.5 trillion. Its immense population, comparative advantages and geographical location have led to the bloc being one of the quickest-growing markets globally. Interdependent Southeast Asia is increasingly threatened by […]
Meeting future energy demand in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a high priority in the region. With current indigenous fossil fuel resources incompatible with climate and sustainable development goals, and the COVID-19 pandemic causing fuel price volatility and economic uncertainty, the region can now seize the moment to put renewable energy sources […]
The coming decade could see Vietnam shelve nearly half of its currently planned coal power plant capacity as alternative sources of energy take up growing shares in its power mix, the government-affiliated research body tasked with drawing up the nation’s next power sector roadmap has said.
Indonesia’s readiness to shift toward a clean energy economy took another step back last year because of fossil fuel subsidies and faces a monumental hurdle this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Indonesia’s ranking fell seven places to 70th out of 115 countries surveyed in this year’s Energy Transition Index (ETI), down from 63rd last year. […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest global challenges in generations. Governments and monetary authorities are correctly using every policy lever at their disposal to prevent a grave public-health emergency from becoming an even deeper economic, political, and social crisis. But as we rush to mobilise, we also must start thinking about how we […]
A move by Singaporean companies to tie-up with Japanese firms to explore the potential for hydrogen in the energy mix may send a strong signal to other Asian energy consumers that it’s time to accelerate the process to embrace the fuel as the region prepares itself for energy transition.
Ayala Corp., the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, aims to fully divest from coal by 2030, a rare rebuke of the fuel in a region where its use is expected to grow.
Energy Lab has suggested two immediate “stimulus suggestions” to support clean energy investment easily.
The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and its multi-faceted impact on people’s lives around the world is taking a heavy toll on Asia and the Pacific.