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Asean energy ministers renew push to go green

SINGAPORE – Asean has exceeded its energy efficiency goals, reducing its energy intensity by more than 20 per cent in 2016 compared to 2005 levels, well ahead of its 2020 target. The grouping, which Singapore chairs this year, also said that it would set up green building codes for the entire region, and that it […]

Wind, sun to strand US$60 bil of coal assets in Southeast Asia

(Oct 29): Keep pouring money into coal-fired plants and it won’t be just the fuel that’s getting burned. As much as US$60 billion of coal power assets may be stranded in the next decade across Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to a new study by Carbon Tracker, which cited tighter environmental policies and competition […]

Socio-Economic Benefits of a Sustainable Energy Future in Southeast Asia

IRENA’s commitment to supporting a sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia will be showcased during the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) starting next week. Various, high-level events throughout the week will offer insight and knowledge across a broad range of topics related to renewables in the region, including policy-making, finance and investments, off-grid solutions and […]

Power Trip: Southeast Asia’s bumpy journey to a low carbon economy

A new report on Asean’s energy landscape launched at the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore takes a critical look at the barriers and drivers at the heart of the region’s transition to a low carbon economy. Singapore, 31 October, 2018—A new ground-breaking study launched today by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia’s transition […]

Nuclear power points way to green future

Nation’s energy policy shifts from coal to advanced reactors Twenty years ago, China had just three nuclear power reactors. Today, it has 38, with 19 more under construction. The country accounts for more than half the new nuclear power investment globally and is expected by 2030 to pass the United States, which has led the […]

European Green Energy SMEs Eyeing Market Opportunities in Southeast Asia

About 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Indonesia and Singapore. Singapore, Singapore, October 17, 2018 –(– On 28 October, about 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies […]

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