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February 7, 2019
Thailand in need of ‘Energy 4.0’

Thailand’s next phase of growth requires a new paradigm for the power sector; one that leads to a low-carbon economy while ensuring energy security, affordability, and sustainability. This new paradigm must be based on the combination of clean energy technologies, distributed generation, energy efficiency, storage, electric vehicles, and digital technologies that is already being deployed on a large scale around the world.

February 7, 2019
Vietnam Offers Higher Solar Power Payments in Cloudy Regions

Solar investors in Vietnam could be encouraged to eye even the cloudiest corners of the country because of a government plan to base what it pays for solar-generated electricity largely on where the power originates. The country’s bid to incentivize a more even distribution of solar investment across the tropical country could make land acquisition easier by pushing companies toward new areas.

February 7, 2019
National power plan expands private output in Thailand

After three years of revising and drawing up a new version of the PDP, the National Energy Policy Council has approved the plan for 2018-37, emphasising more participation from private companies in the country's power generation. The new version is expected to take effect from the second quarter.

February 7, 2019
Asean’s Power Landscape Expected to Transform in 2019

ASEAN member states are on a path to transform their power landscapes as energy demand continues to rise to match the region's economic growth potential. In Southeast Asia, technology will have to meet increasing demand for clean, renewable energy and remote power management, support the arrival of 5G connectivity, and provide resilience against growing cyberthreats.

January 30, 2019
Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the policies that work.

Climate change is such a large and sprawling problem — there are so many forces involved, so many decision makers at so many levels — that solving it can seem hopelessly complex. There are so many options available to policymakers, each with their own fierce constituencies. Where to begin? Which clean-energy policies actually work?

January 30, 2019
Singapore-based firm aims to power clean energy projects in South-east Asia

A new Singapore-based firm has set out to build and run clean energy projects across the region. CleanGrid Partners was unveiled yesterday as a collaboration by Singapore's WEnergy Global, consultancy ICMG Partners and energy firm Greenway Grid Global, which is backed by Japanese electricity giant Tokyo Electric Power Company's Tepco PowerGrid.

January 30, 2019
Will Indonesia keep its unrelenting grip on coal?

About 58 greenfield coal-fired power plants are due to come online in Indonesia by 2027, blurring the outlook for renewables development in the country. Despite a good run for Indonesian renewables in 2017, the country is undaunted in its voracious appetite for coal. According to Wood Mackenzie, about 58 greenfield coal-fired power plants are due to come online in the period to 2027.

January 30, 2019
Decoding the future of blockchain for ASEAN in 2019

The year 2019 will mark the tenth anniversary of the first deployment of blockchain technology. Since then, the concept of blockchain was inseparably linked with the world of cryptocurrencies. But the burst of the Bitcoin bubble seems to have resulted in a paradigm shift. While the popularity of cryptocurrencies may have taken a nosedive, the same cannot be said about the technology behind it at all.

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