ASEAN countries lag on renewable energy

Renewable energy sources include mainly biomass, waste to energy technology, wind, solar, run-of-river, impounding hydropower sources, ocean, geothermal and hybrid systems. The current renewable energy surge is due largely to booming solar panel deployment in China and throughout the world. It grew by 50 per ...

Renewable Power in Southeast Asia: Will the Legal Regime Catch Up with the Opportunities?

Southeast Asia offers rich renewable sector opportunities, recently exemplified by Chevron’s multibillion-dollar sale of its Indonesian and Philippines geothermal projects, and the purchase of Equis Energy for $5 billion. However, industry players and their lawyers face several challenges in developing a responsive and bankable legal ...

Sean Prior and Benjamin Thompson

Renewable Energy in the Greater Mekong Subregion: A Status Report

The Greater Mekong Subregion has significant potential to develop renewal energy, but it also faces major challenges. Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam—all members of the Greater Mekong Subregion—are seeking to expand the use of renewable energy.Keep reading   ...

Greater Mekong Subregion Secretariat

Oil retailers urged to hold more biodiesel

Oil retailers have been urged to stock up on biodiesel to help absorb more palm crude supply from the market, which would indirectly push up the price of palm fruit and support farmers, says to the Commerce Ministry.Keep reading ...

Vietnam wants to develop high-tech wind power plants

Renewable energy, especially wind power, is believed to be the solution to Vietnam’s increasingly high demand for power. Fifty wind power projects have been registered in Vietnam so far, but only four of them, with the total capacity of 159.2 MW, have been put into commercial ...

'Bio-economy' to draw Bt400 bn

The government on January 23 announced the launch of its ambitious “bio-economy” scheme, which it expects to draw Bt400 billion worth of investment from the private sector during the next 10 years. Speaking at the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding between the public and ...

Asia urged to push for energy interconnection

The key to promoting energy transition in Asia lies in the massive development and distribution of clean energy. “The discrepancy in energy consumption and distribution decides that building energy interconnection in Asia is an inevitable way forward to promote energy transition and realize clean development,” ...

CSOs call for greater transparency in Tanintharyi developments

A Coalition of local residents has criticised two Myanmar companies and a Chinese firm for announcing plans for a number of development projects in Tanintharyi Region. In a statement issued on December 14, the residents also attacked the local ethnic armed group, the Karen National ...

Will Vietnam launch a “resolution 10” on renewable energy?

Vietnam has strongly committed to develop renewable energy. Experts expect implementation of these commitments will create a “Resolution 10” for the energy sector. Resolution 10 is the name of a critically important Vietnamese reform in 1988. This policy helped to liberalize the freedom and the ...

VN green energy gets strong tail wind

Việt Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent. It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per ...

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