Renewable energy

Hydropower: Giving more than a dam

At the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi last month, Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Lao PDR acknowledged the recent devastation caused by a hydroelectric dam failure in his country and added that his government would proceed with caution wi

10 October 2018

Thailand sets sights on bioenergy

Members states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are turning to renewable energy as the most sustainable way to ensure energy security. The shift to renewables can be expensive and arduous.

9 September 2018

Renewable energy challenges for ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set an ambitious target of securing 23 percent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025 as energy demand in the region is expected to grow by 50 percent.

25 August 2018

Vietnam goes solar

With electricity demand in Vietnam growing 12 percent annually, the Vietnamese government has set a goal to generate 265 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity by 2020 and 570 billion kWh of electricity by 2030.

22 August 2018

China’s energy ambitions in Southeast Asia

A Pan-Asian super grid connecting electrical transmission networks across the continent providing clean and renewable power to more than half the world’s population may be a fantasy for now.

17 August 2018

Thai energy companies growing abroad

Thai energy companies are growing beyond the country’s borders, with projects slated for the rest of the region. These planned projects are a testament to Thailand’s energy policies and the savviness of its energy companies.

11 August 2018

How to save the planet?

What is the appropriate response to the threat of climate change? To some climate activists, it means we must give up on economic growth, capitalism or even industrial society itself.

23 June 2018

Regulating renewable energy investments

Estimates by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) indicate that US$290 billion of total investment in renewable energy capacity will be necessary to attain the regional aspirational target of 23 pe

22 June 2018

Investing in renewable energy

Over the past decade, renewable energy investments in Southeast Asia have been fluctuating substantially, mainly influenced by the completion of large-scale projects and changes in the overall policy landscape.

20 June 2018