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Southeast Asia suffers power shortages due to record-smashing heat waves

“We had a 26-hour power cut. It cost us tens of thousands of dollars that day. It’s not nice at all,” said Vu Chi Hieu.

ASEAN invites nuclear-weapon states to sign SEANWFZ Treaty

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will start negotiation with nuclear-weapon states in signing the Protocol to the Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ Treaty), Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi stated, Wednesday.

Oil and gas remain important in ASEAN

Southeast Asia is among the fastest growing regions today, with economic development and energy security, including access to basic energy needs, remaining the region’s priority, said Acting Permanent Secretary of the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra.

Energy can be a catalyst for peace

In our ever-evolving world, the vital role of energy has become increasingly apparent. Historically, conflicts have erupted due to scarcity and competition for limited energy resources. However, it is plausible and imperative to change the narrative surrounding energy, transforming it from a force for war into a powerful catalyst driving world peace. The interplay between […]

ASEAN members to finalize agreement on EV ecosystem: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi has informed that several agreements will be sealed during the 42nd ASEAN Summit in May this year, including the one on the development of electric vehicles (EVs).

Businesses need to accelerate their existing adoption of digitisation, electrification and automation in an effort to curb climate change and gear towards sustainability.

ASEAN Advances Clean Energy Transition with Innovative Funding and Collaborative Partnerships

The 2023 ASEAN Chair agenda, themed “Epicenter of Growth,” highlights two crucial principles: energy security and funding stability. To bolster the energy transition in the region, ASEAN leaders underscored the need for innovative financing solutions.

ASEAN Mulls Establishing Carbon Neutrality Task Force

A task force focusing on ASEAN’s carbon neutrality could soon be in the pipeline, according to a recent press statement by the Southeast Asian bloc.

Asean needs US$7tri of energy transition investments between 2018 and 2050 to achieve net zero emission: TNB chief

Asean will need US$7 trillion or US$220 billion annually to invest in energy transition (ET) between 2018 and 2050 in order to reach net zero carbon emission, Tenaga Nasional Bhd president and chief executive officer Datuk Baharin Din said.

Asean Centre for Energy opens ‘Sustainable Renewable Energy’ arm to push bioenergy, electric transport

The Asean Centre for Energy (ACE), a regional organisation representing the energy interests of 10 Southeast Asian nations, has launched a new “Sustainable Renewable Energy” department, which will focus on industrial and transport applications for clean energy. Beni Suryadi, who leads the “Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage” team at the Jakarta-based centre, will concurrently […]