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Electricity in Cambodia: Quality and Price Issues

Cambodia's electricity grid is ageing and cannot meet the country's rapidly growing energy demands. As a result, the country's electricity prices are some of the highest in the region, and its infrastructure suffers from quality issues. Tackling these challenges is a core component of the country's long-term energy security.

False Solutions to Climate Change Promoted in Southeast Asia Pose Various Risks

Instead of helping Southeast Asia wean itself off fossil fuels, ammonia-hydrogen co-firing solutions and CCS risk perpetuating their use and locking climate-vulnerable countries into a future of high emissions, air pollution and ecosystem disruption.

Solar Energy in Cambodia: Overcoming Energy System Challenges

Cambodia has one of the highest solar energy potentials in the region. The country plans to significantly scale capacity in the coming decades to strengthen the energy grid and reach its net-zero emissions goals.

LNG Demand Decline in Japan To Cause Oversupply Through 2030

Considering the economic, environmental and energy security arguments, investing in new LNG capacity to accommodate the oversupply of Japan’s utilities instead of clean energy is a short-sighted, strategic misstep for developing Asia.

Indonesia’s NRE Bill Calls On Coal-based Energy Sources

Indonesia is still debating its New and Renewable Energy (NRE) Bill five years after its introduction. However, the draft bill includes coal derivative products, while the environmental stance of the country's newly elected president, Prabowo Subianto, remains problematic at best.

Renewable Energy in Cambodia: Continued Growth

Cambodia sources over 50% of its energy from renewable sources and is planning further expansion in the next two decades. This growth will primarily rely on hydropower's slow growth and solar's rapid expansion. Cambodia must fill its existing financial gap to reach its renewable energy goals.

Climate Change in Cambodia: A Growing Concern

Cambodia is highly vulnerable to climate change, and its low economic development will hinder its adaptation and mitigation efforts. Global support is crucial for the country to meet its greenhouse gas emission and adaptation targets.

Will Indonesia’s New Government Support the Energy Transition?

Energy Insights speaks with Afu Utami on the Indonesian presidential election and the new government's energy policy and voters thoughts.

Indonesia to Experience a Green Jobs Boom, But Policy Changes Integral

Indonesia has ambitious plans for its green technology sector. However, to capitalise on the opportunities ahead, the country needs to make the industry more welcoming and lure its youth and experienced workforce to pursue green jobs.

Indonesia’s Untapped Geothermal Energy Potential

Indonesia has the world's largest geothermal energy reserves. However, only a fraction of this energy is developed due to financial risks and environmental concerns. The Indonesian government is aiming to significantly scale up the country's geothermal energy capacity in the coming decade.

Addressing Captive Coal Power Crucial to the Decarbonisation of Indonesia

According to a joint report by CREA and Global Energy Monitor, future emissions from Indonesia’s captive coal plants are a major threat that must be considered within the planned use of the USD 20 billion Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) funding.

Wind Energy In Indonesia: Slow Growth, Promising Future

Indonesia has a significant potential for wind energy, yet the country only has two utility-scale wind farms running. This is primarily the result of high initial investment costs and a need for more supportive regulation for development. These policies must improve to help the country capitalise on its wind energy potential and meet its decarbonisation goals.

Solar Energy In Indonesia: Potential and Outlook

Indonesia has significant potential for solar energy. However, it has remained largely untapped. The country's 2030 and 2060 decarbonisation goals heavily rely on the industry's rapid expansion.

The Impact on Japan as President Biden Halts LNG Exports From New Plants

While President Biden’s decision doesn’t threaten energy security and short-term deliveries, it is yet another nail in the coffin of the theory that natural gas is the reliable “bridge fuel” the world needs.

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