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Govt postpones 15,200 MW power projects

The government has decided to postpone its plan to construct 15,200 megawatt (MW) electricity projects due to the rupiah weakening against the US dollar and…

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Thailand’s controversial Krabi coal-fired power plant decision to be announced

Protests have been on-going while waiting for the final decision. Bangkok Post reported that the battle to stop the coal-fired power plant in Krabi is…

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Malaysia’s renewables capacity to balloon by 150% in the next decade

Growth is eyed mostly in solar and biomass. Malaysia will emerge as an outperformer in the Asian renewables industry, in terms of the market’s attractiveness…

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Vietnam to get $4b investment in clean energy

One of the projects is the $2.2b Son My 1 gas-fired power plant. A $4b investment has been announced as part of pledges in a…

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Half of ASEAN will go nuclear by 2035

Nuclear energy operations may reach up to a capacity of 2,000 to 5,000 MW by 2040. Half of ASEAN is predicted to operate their first nuclear…

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Biomass feeds Malaysia’s appetite for renewables

More joint ventures with multinationals are on the cards. Analysts forecast that Malaysia will take good advantage of waste and by-products from its substantial agricultural…

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Can Indonesia’s PLN wean itself off the government’s subsidies?

Without government support, it would be thoroughly un-investible for traditional bond investors. According to Melissa Brown, energy finance consultant from the Institute for Energy Economics…

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Indonesia must accept defeat in trying to hit its massive 35GW ambition

Initial targets have been trimmed as PLN is not yet ready for the infrastructure. Almost nine million families in Indonesia still lurk in the dark…

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Indonesia’s erratic power rules are scaring investors away: PwC

More than 3 out of 4 investors say there is no transparency. “They don’t move the goalposts, they move the stadium! And change the sport!”…

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Indonesia imposes mandatory biodiesel use

It wants to boost its foreign exchange earnings. Indonesian president Joko Widodo sought the immediate implementation of the mandatory use of biodiesel in order to…

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