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Many large dams have reached a worrying old age. While removing them could address rising disaster risks and operating costs, the decision is by no means straightforward.
Plans for coal expansion in South and Southeast Asia were finally re-evaluated, with little prospect for a revival this year.
Southeast Asia's stimulus spending up until July demonstrated a ‘dismal’ commitment to decarbonisation. Can the Asean Comprehensive Recovery Framework, adopted last week, steer the region towards a green recovery?
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, and nowhere is more at risk than archipelagic Southeast Asia. Climate scientist Professor Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory of Singapore tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the risks of rising waters and what can be done to address the problem.
With rising risks to pricing, sector profitability and coal asset values, Indonesian policymakers should let market forces run their course and allow weak coal miners to go bust, states a new report.
As the need for steady clean electricity generation grows, refurbishing Asia’s decades-old hydropower plants could help them regain past strength, enhancing their contribution to the region’s energy transition, shows a new study.
CIMB has been called out for financing planet-warming coal-fired power plants in Indonesia the week before it is to stage its flagship sustainability event, The Cooler Earth Summit.
Air-conditioning is in hot demand in Southeast Asia, but the energy-guzzling technology exacerbates climate change. Eco-Business asked Professor James Trevelyan how the region can stay cool without cooking the planet.
The new legislation would prohibit public firms from pouring money into coal overseas. It could see a planned project in Vietnam fall over, but with the deal about to be sealed, the window of opportunity is closing fast.
A South Korean public institution has announced it will back a controversial new coal project in Indonesia. The move is at odds with election promises made earlier this year, say experts. In Jakarta, activists took to the streets to protest the decision.
Green groups have long criticised the Jawa 9 & 10 coal power project over its devastating impacts on public health and the environment. Now, a study has revealed the project would also be unprofitable for its investors.
Using a coal retirement mechanism, nations could phase out coal power and replace it with renewables more quickly while creating new jobs, improving public health, and changing the trajectory of carbon emissions.
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