The Paris Agreement has been signed by all ASEAN nations and almost all members have declared a carbon emissions reduction target. The diversity in ASEAN’s readiness for energy transition is reflected in the wide-ranging nationally determined contribution targets set for reducing greenhouse gases. An immediate quick win for the renewable energy transition is the harnessing […]
Water to Light: EDL-Gen in power move to lead ASEAN, especially Cambodia in clean energy exporting with IPP
Renewable energy is growing in importance and popularity, EDL-Generation Public Company (EDL-Gen), with over 50 years’ experience working in clean power supply in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with state-owned Électricité du Laos, before its separation and subsequent incorporation in 2010, is striding to boost its capital fund from independent power producers (IPP) offshore […]
As the 2021 ASEAN Chair, Brunei Darussalam is hosting the 39th Senior Officials Meeting on Energy (SOME) and its associated meetings at the International Convention Centre, which began yesterday via virtual platform and will run until Thursday.
ASEAN Member States (AMS) need to step up their game on energy storage development. As the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook foretells, ASEAN’s Total Final Energy Consumption (TFEC) projects to increase by 38 percent by 2025 and 146 percent by 2040, from 375 Mtoe in 2017 to 922 million or mega tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) […]
An investor group in the region, which includes Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, has set its sights on greening Asia’s electricity sector, among the world’s most pollutive.
The cooperation framework will be agreed during an extraordinary meeting between Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and ASEAN’s energy ministers, a METI source told S&P Global Platts.
Negotiations over the future of the international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have restarted after a yearlong break due to COVID-19. The CBD is a 1992 treaty approved by 196 countries that provide a framework to promote sustainable development for the benefit of both natural habitats and human societies.
RESEARCHERS in Singapore, in a first-of-its-kind international collaboration, are partnering with the UK’s COP26 Universities Network, aiming to address climate change in the ASEAN region. Working together, the Universities Network and research centres in Singapore will develop four reports providing policy recommendations for climate action in the ASEAN region. The reports are expected to support […]
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will stop financing new coal power plants under a draft energy policy released Friday, a move that was cautiously welcomed by environmental groups.
Tropical cyclones that form over Southeast Asia’s Savu Sea do not typically hit land. But in early April, Cyclone Seroja created a path of destruction across Indonesian islands and East Timor. Within days, more than 200 people were dead or missing and 2,000 buildings damaged. Seroja is the latest reminder of Southeast Asia’s extreme vulnerability […]