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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 […]

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, […]

PM: Malaysia to promote potential of green industries and jobs in Asean

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia hopes to promote the identification of potentials and prospects for green industries and jobs in Asean member states besides developing corresponding policies. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this while referring to the Malaysia’s role as the chair of the association’s labour sector from 2018 to 2020. “Going further, we look […]

Southeast Asia’s electric car revolution

Driving attitudes across the region has changed dramatically with the introduction of electric vehicles into the personal mobility market. As more and more consumers become environmentally conscious, the demand for electric vehicles has seen an uptick. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) indicates that in 2040, 54 percent of cars sold will be […]

Pence in Southeast Asia: Ways forward for U.S.-ASEAN cooperation on infrastructure development

Vice President Pence’s speeches in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in mid-November not only reaffirmed Washington’s commitment in the Indo-Pacific, but also articulated U.S. economic strategy toward the region more generally. He said, among other things, that Washington will seek to reform U.S. development finance institutions and create a U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership. While such […]

Southeast Asia one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change: Eco-Business report

Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change, with coastlines and densely populated low-lying areas that are increasingly threatened by rising sea levels, according to a study by Eco-Business. The new report on Asean’s energy landscape titled “Power Trip: Southeast Asia’s journey to a low carbon economy” found […]

Going green with infrastructure investments

As a growing number of people become acutely aware of the need to protect the environment, the demand for goods and services that are sensitive to such inclinations will undoubtedly increase. Green bonds, energy efficient buildings, solar parks, and wind farms are just some of the many initiatives that can help attain the goal of […]

Russian President Putin seeks Asian energy deals, LNG investment

Moscow — Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Singapore where he will be hoping to secure a bigger foothold for energy supplies and LNG investment among Asia’s fastest-growing economies. Bilateral talks between Putin’s delegation, including energy minister Alexander Novak, and delegations from some of the region’s biggest economies including Japan, South Korea and Indonesia are […]

Sindicatum Blockchain Technologies launches renewable energy investment platform Reneum

Paris, 12 November 2018.  Singapore-headquartered Sindicatum Blockchain Technologies today launched its Reneum platform at the Paris Peace Forum. Reneum’s aim is to mobilise additional investments in renewable energy of $100bn by 2030, when 60 per cent of the world’s energy use should come from renewable sources if we don’t want to all fry from climate […]