The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) have today signed a 3 year MOU under the new leadership of both organisations, in recognition of the strategic importance of the ASEAN region. The signing builds on previous collaboration between the ACE and the WCA, demonstrating both parties’ ongoing commitment to advocating for economic growth and the enabling role of clean coal technologies in providing access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy for developing countries across the ASEAN region. ACE is an intergovernmental organisation which represents the 10 ASEAN member states’ interests in the sustainable energy sector; the WCA represents responsible global industry players who are committed to shaping a sustainable future for coal. Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ACE, stated: “On behalf of ACE, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the WCA. We are privileged to take part in the signing of a three-year MoU with WCA. Last year, during the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM), the ministers acknowledged the outlook of rising power generation from coal in the region and highlighted the efforts of ASEAN in promoting clean coal technologies (CCT). Ministers also encouraged to further accelerate the deployment of CCT in the ASEAN region.