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Charlotte Hugman, Climate & Energy Benchmark Research Analyst at the World Benchmarking Alliance, ponders if Asia can be the world’s first region to achieve energy transformation for all. When a national economy cannot largely detach itself from heavily polluting industries, it can be significantly more challenging to decarbonise. Asia is one such region where the energy question remains highly complex and delicate...But, if done right, it is an opportunity for Asia to become the model for global decarbonisation and energy transformation.
Western Australian headquartered blockchain cryptocurrency and energy trading platform Power Ledger has signed a deal to establish a digital energy trading business in Thailand, in partnership with Thai Digital Energy Development (TDED). Under the partnership Power Ledger and TDED - a subsidiary of Thailand's Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and renewable power company BCPG Group - will jointly create a blockchain-based digital energy business developing peer-to-peer energy trading and environmental commodity trading solutions in Thailand.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Vietnamese Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority are working together on input for a roadmap for offshore wind power development in the south-east Asian country that has estimated potential for 160 GW. The report aims to help the Vietnamese government take steps to streamline the development process for wind farm projects. The efforts were discussed at a webinar organised by DEA and the Vietnamese authorities today, which included participants from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority and representatives from Vietnam’s four coastal provinces.
Myanmar is rushing ahead with a major solar power initiative amid the Covid-19 pandemic, giving potential investors just a month to submit bids and raising questions about the tender’s intent and viability. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy published a notice on its official Facebook page dated May 18 inviting companies to submit pre-qualifying bids to construct solar energy plants on a 20-year concession basis. The ministry will buy power from 30 “designated connection points” on a build-operate-own basis, according to the announcement.