Still stuck on coal, the region is missing out on massive price cuts in renewables, writes Courtney Weatherby
Much of the growth in Asian green bond issuance is in China, with Southeast Asian countries gaining momentum. What can the finance industry do to boost green investments in developing nations in Southeast Asia?
A local start-up is on the way to bringing peer-to-peer energy trading to Singapore, which its founder says will grow the renewable energy market in the sun-drenched island nation.
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State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is planning to facilitate 1GW of hybrid floating solar-hydro projects across eight dams throughout the country.
A solar grid is making life easier for the forest rangers of Norzagaray - could it help other remote communities as well?
Malaysia’s intent to progress its renewable energy sector was made clear in a number of announcements this week, including plans to install solar along a major highway, introducing both the first solar insurance scheme and monitoring system, as well as inking support agreements with powerful foreign organisations.
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about mosquitoes and monsoon damp - and the high cost of electricity.
A solar solution that can be installed in a day has launched in Malaysia, a country that aims to produce 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
The innovative “venture philanthropy” platform hopes to accelerate the region’s renewable energy transition by making funding more accessible to project developers.
In a region with immense natural potential for renewable energy, coal is still king. How can Southeast Asia hasten the transition to clean energy? Eco-Business asked the experts.
Air-conditioning, once hailed by the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as the greatest invention of the 20th century, threatens to compromise the wealthy city-state’s comfortable way of life. Are there better ways to cool the tropical metropolis?
As the Philippines’ banks continue to finance coal-fired power plants, a surplus of coal plants could turn them into bad investments—and the subsequent burden of high electricity costs could be passed on to consumers.
As Cambodia’s economy goes through a rapid expansion with foreign investments pouring in, the country is turning to polluting coal power to meet growing energy demands, risking the health of the people and the welfare of the environment.
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defences.
If Asia’s sprawling built environment is going to thrive in a future shaped by climate change, technology will have to help. Here are some of the coolest tech innovations Eco-Business saw during Singapore Green Building Week.
The Thailand Board of Investment has announced new investment packages and privileges for electric vehicle (EV) companies to establish operations in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
Spray-on solar panels, smart aircon, and heat-reflective paint will be part of a plan to reduce the energy consumption of the tropical city-state’s built environment with a new building standard.
We should worry more about Indonesia’s burning peatlands than its new coal-fired power plants, which are now being built “green”, an official from the country’s infrastructure investment arm said at an event in Singapore last week.
A third national car manufacturer would deter sustainable development in Malaysia, argues Malaysian Youth Delegation’s Mike Campton.