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23 11 2021 | 15:09

Vietnam among top 10 countries with largest installed solar power capacity

The website quoted data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which mapped the solar power capacity of each country during the year. This includes both solar photovoltaic (PV) and…

22 11 2021 | 16:47

Mental health distress in the wake of Bangladesh cyclone shows the devastation of climate-related loss and damage

Over the past decade, there has been growing recognition of climate-induced loss and damage – such as the destruction of homes or buildings after a flood.

19 11 2021 | 12:17

Indonesia’s excess coal power capacity and PLN’s debt burden are blocking their decarbonization pathway

Financial giants Japan and China can play a critical role in Indonesia’s green energy transition 18 November (IEEFA Indonesia): Japanese and Chinese investors combined have a 41% ownership interest…

11 11 2021 | 09:18

COP26: Indonesia needs more climate help from developed countries, Jokowi tells world leaders in Glasgow

GLASGOW: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday (Nov 1) that developed economies need to contribute more funds and share technology in order for his country to ramp up its climate change…

11 11 2021 | 09:11

Indonesia’s leader touts green goals at COP26, but overlooks green stewards at home

Indigenous rights advocates have lambasted Indonesian President Joko Widodo for failing to acknowledge Indigenous peoples and their role in protecting forests during his speech to other world leaders…

11 11 2021 | 08:54

Hot air: Scepticism over Indonesia’s COP26 deforestation pledges

Campaigners say time for action, noting Southeast Asian nation has failed to meet previous promises on forests. Medan, Indonesia – As the COP26 climate change conference continues into its second…

11 11 2021 | 08:48

COP26: Indonesia criticises 'unfair' deal to end deforestation

Indonesia has criticised the terms of a global deal to end deforestation by 2030, signalling that the country may not abide by it. Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said the authorities could…

05 11 2021 | 08:32

Indonesia says Cop26 zero-deforestation pledge it signed ‘unfair’

Environment minister of country home to world’s third-biggest rainforest says deforestation pledge must not halt development Indonesia has questioned the terms of a Cop26 deal to end deforestation…

04 11 2021 | 14:20

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?

President Jokowi’s administration seems poised to break through the regulatory bottlenecks that have long held back the country’s renewable energy ambitions. The year 2021 might end up being seen as…

03 11 2021 | 14:42

In 2020, China’s “new infrastructure” emitted 7.24% less carbon than traditional infrastructure: Greenpeace

A new report from Greenpeace East Asia calculated emissions across China’s “new infrastructure” industries — ranging from 5G, AI, and data infrastructure to electric vehicles, ultra-high voltage (UHV…

03 11 2021 | 14:25

Improving investment conditions could make Indonesia a world leader in clean energy, says OECD

Indonesia could become a world leader in clean energy with further reforms to mobilise investment in renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new OECD report.

30 10 2021 | 10:23

Innovators in Indonesia are advancing renewable energy

The Indonesian government promises to almost triple the share of renewables in its energy mix in the next three years. That would reverse an investment climate in which fossil fuels saw 3 times more…

30 10 2021 | 10:19

Can Lego help save Singapore's coral reefs?

Singapore is home to a third of the world's coral reefs - a staggering amount for a tiny country. Coral reefs protect the world's coastlines, are home to thousands of fishes and are a vital part of…

30 10 2021 | 09:34

Singapore to launch standards for renewable energy certificates

SINGAPORE: Singapore plans to launch standardised guidelines for renewable energy certificates, part of efforts to decarbonise its power sector and develop a regional grid, said Dr Tan See Leng,…

28 10 2021 | 08:07

Indonesia plans 4.7 GW of new solar, greener mix by 2030

Indonesia is aiming to add 4.7 GW of solar capacity by 2030 under its new Electricity Procurement Plan (RUPTL) which will boost the contribution of renewables to the mix. The “greener” RUPTL for the…

27 10 2021 | 12:12

Sunseap plans Indonesia solar project to send energy to Singapore

A consortium led by Sunseap Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 7GWp of PV projects at an Indonesian archipelago that will transmit energy to Singapore via a proposed subsea…

27 10 2021 | 10:51

When the wind drops and the sun goes down: how can Southeast Asia handle fluctuating clean power supply?

While solar and wind help countries meet energy security and environmental objectives, their variable nature poses challenges to electricity grids that require utilities to rethink operations. The…

27 10 2021 | 10:45

Commentary: Why the shift to renewable energy in Southeast Asia is patchy

Most of Southeast Asia’s growth in renewable energy has been concentrated in Vietnam and Thailand. NUS’ Philip Andrews-Speed explains why. SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable…

27 10 2021 | 10:41

Southeast Asia regional initiative

The 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are home to 615 million people, fast-growing economies and rising energy demand.

27 10 2021 | 10:32

Southeast Asia offers opportunities to scale up renewable energy, CEO says

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia is going through an energy transition and there’s opportunity to scale up renewables in the region, according to the chief executive officer of a Philippines-based energy…