Campaign in Indonesia puts pressure on China-financed coal power projects.
SINGAPORE — The Malaysian government has called on its neighbors to help defend the palm oil industry against what it deems a discriminative campaign by the European Union to stop recognizing the commodity as a biofuel ingredient.
Large-scale solar energy uptake is growing in Vietnam, but barriers persist to a thriving market for corporate renewable energy. How can Vietnam move faster to fulfill its clean energy ambitions?
Indonesia provides a litmus test for the World Bank’s commitment to divest from coal, with a recent report revealing its continued indirect financing of some of Indonesia’s most destructive coal-mining companies.
Singapore’s OCBC Bank CEO Samuel Tsien declares the bank will stop funding for new coal-fired power plants. Two days later, rival DBS follows suit, ruling out financing a fossil fuel that is the single biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
A lack of competition, on a number of fronts, is preventing Southeast Asia’s solar market from reaching its full potential.
Power cuts in the country have caused speculation that they have been orchestrated by the government to proceed with a controversial hydropower dam in Koh Kong province, despite environmental concerns that shelved the project in 2015.
Technological innovations and favourable government policies are among the four trends expected to drive Southeast Asia’s transition to renewable energy in the coming years.
Questions around who should own, operate and ultimately benefit from the deployment of energy storage systems could soon be resolved in the Philippines after the government Department of Energy (DoE) issued a set of draft guidelines.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A senior Indonesian minister warned on Wednesday Southeast Asia’s biggest economy could consider exiting the Paris climate deal if the European Union goes ahead with a plan to phase out palm oil in renewable transportation fuel.
Indonesia’s recent socioeconomic performance has been impressive. Over the past two decades, the country has cut extreme poverty in half and doubled per capita income.
[The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.
What’s needed for renewables to take off is leadership, vision and a commitment to a better society from the Asean political class, writes Assaad Razzouk.