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Southeast Asia's clean energy transition

This is a new initiative to chronicle the region's clean energy transition, highlighting the opportunities and challenges faced by government, business and society. A series supported by:

Latest stories

Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors.
Some Southeast Asian nations have displayed leadership in facilitating bottom-up renewable energy development. Now it is time for others to follow suit.
As Southeast Asian nations embark on their energy transition journey, there is huge potential for digital technologies to improve energy efficiency, prepare grids for higher shares of renewables, and cut power costs.
With governments and companies racing towards net zero, Google has set a target to use clean energy for every location and every hour of its operations by 2030. Is this possible?
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.

From Around Southeast Asia

The world's second largest gas producer is heavily marketing the fossil fuel as a clean alternative to coal to meet Southeast Asia's growing energy needs — just as the significance of natural gas as a bridge fuel is called into question.
As Southeast Asian nations embark on their energy transition journey, there is huge potential for digital technologies to improve energy efficiency, prepare grids for higher shares of renewables, and cut power costs.
The organisations will each chip in US$500 million to a fund they envisage will be a catalyst for the energy transition that will unlock billions more in investment to bring green power to remote locations.
The initiative will back firms in their emissions reduction efforts, nudge them towards improved disclosure, and pressure them to support policies consistent with the Paris Agreement.
Eco-Business talks to 'angry clean energy guy' Assaad Razzouk about the flaws in much-hyped climate change solutions, and how to fix them.

Further reading

Spotlight on Indonesia

Spotlight on Philippines

Spotlight on Vietnam

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Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix,...
Eco-Business speaks with wind developer Theo Sunico of Triconti ECC, which has tapped into the Philippines' nascent wind market. Wind has the potential to meet...
Renewables are gaining ground in East Asia as governments pledge to cut carbon and clean energy costs fall. But unless world leaders step up their efforts this...
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Vietnam's upcoming power development plan is set to scale up its trajectory towards clean energy. Experts say the plan's success will depend on energy...
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