Energy Tracker Asia: The Region’s Guide To Clean Energy & Financing

About Energy Tracker Asia

Countries across Asia are rapidly industrialising on one hand, while undergoing a significant shift in public attitudes towards the environment, climate change, clean energy, and pollution. 

The Energy Tracker Asia team is here to report on the accelerating energy transition in the Asian region, bringing our readers the latest news, trends and analysis in the area of renewable energy, energy transition and energy financing in this region. 

Clean energy is becoming a cheaper and more viable alternative, outpricing fossil fuels more every day. The reliability and affordability of fossil fuels continue to dominate the agenda. The corporate world is increasingly coming under fire when they fail to uphold good environmental stewardship. This shift is challenging Asia’s banks, corporations and governments to rethink their role in ensuring a sustainable and profitable future. 

Energy Tracker Asia commits to publishing high-value content, with the aim of showcasing the inevitable rise of clean energy in Southeast and East Asia by creating compelling stories and getting our stories to the people who need it most. 
The Energy Tracker Asia website is operated by Cuttlefish Digital.

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Through our commitment to accelerate energy transition in this region, we are allowing free sharing and/or copying of this content, provided ETA is acknowledged as the author.


Our vision and mission

Vision : A world using renewable energy 

Mission : To inspire our audiences to act and accelerate energy transition in Asia by amplifying positive development on renewable energy and energy finance.


Fact checking and corrections policy

We understand the importance of upholding accuracy in all the ways we can. All articles published on Energy Tracker Asia are verified by an independent fact checker to ensure that statistics and technical information are referenced correctly to credible sources. 

While our team makes all efforts to ensure our content is accurate, mistakes happen. When we spot an error, we’ll promptly correct it and publish a note about the correction on the same article page. This note will usually include:

  • The corrected information. 
  • What was originally published.
  • The date it was updated on the Energy Tracker Asia site.

If you see a mistake, please let us know by contacting us through our online form: https://energytracker.asia/contact/


Ethics policy

Energy Tracker Asia writers and editors strive to be driven by:

  • Truth and accuracy. We source facts from verifiable sources and strive to represent these accurately in our content. If we make a mistake, we’ll correct it and record the correction at the bottom of the article. 
  • Independence. Our fact-checking is completed by other employees or consultants during our editorial process as part of our due diligence. 
  • Fairness. Where possible, we aim to ensure stories are balanced, and not taken unfairly out of context.
  • Privacy and humanity. Our stories should not cause harm or compromise the safety of people affected by the issues we report on. We’ll strive to balance people’s right to privacy and our readers’ interest in the stories we write.
  • Accountability. We’ll correct mistakes when we find them, and hold ourselves accountable by documenting corrections at the bottom of the article where the mistake was made.

Ownership information

The Energy Tracker Asia website is operated by Cuttlefish Digital.

Editorial team information

Eric Koons

Eric is a passionate environmental advocate that believes renewable energy is a key piece in meeting the world’s growing energy demands. He received an environmental science degree from the University of California and has worked to promote environmentally and socially sustainable practices since. Eric’s expertise extends across the environmental field, yet he maintains a strong focus on renewable energy. His work has been featured by leading environmental organizations, such as World Resources Institute and Hitachi ABB Power Grids.

Viktor Tachev

Viktor has years of experience in financial markets and energy finance, working as a marketing consultant and content creator for leading institutions, NGOs, and tech startups. He is a regular contributor to knowledge hubs and magazines, tackling the latest trends in sustainability and green energy.

Michiel Vriens

Michiel is a research analyst at the European Climate Foundation (ECF), focusing on energy finance and transport. His work relates to the ongoing clean energy transition and the uptake of renewables around the world. Though he analyses global trends, his main geographic area of interest is Southeast Asia. He joined in June 2020 and is based in Brussels.

Before joining the ECF, Michiel worked as an energy finance analyst for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a financial think-tank, in Hong Kong; and as a government affairs consultant in Singapore and Jakarta. He holds a masters degree in clean energy policy and economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Michiel was born and raised in East Asia, living in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore. He is a native Dutch and English speaker and is proficient in French and Bahasa Indonesia. Outside working hours, Michiel enjoys cooking and is a keen surfer.

Ankush Kumar

Ankush Kumar is a Berlin-based freelance journalist who writes on energy transition, human rights, and enterprise technologies. He was formerly associated with India’s largest media conglomerate The Times Group, covering power utilities, coal, and renewable energy. Kumar was part of the Clean Energy Wire media study tour in 2018 to cover Germany’s coal phase-out.

As a journalist, Kumar was also involved in a cross-border story on lead-acid poisoning caused by battery recycling. The story won the prestigious “Ernst-Schneider-Preis” of the German Chamber of Commerce and Trade as well as the “Deutscher Journalistenpreis – djp” of The Early Editors Club in 2019. On April 22nd, 2021, at the Second Annual Fetisov Journalism Awards his co-authored story won the 2nd prize in the category of “Contribution to Civil Rights.” Over the years he has written articles for The Caravan, Financial Express, The Economic Times, Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Rundschau, and other reputed publications.