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Southeast Asia's Clean Energy Transition

This is a new initiative to chronicle the region's clean energy transition, highlighting the opportunities and challenges faced by government, business and society. A series supported by:

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Greenwashing has become a big problem for consumers, investors and regulators as brands spend millions on marketing their sustainability credentials. Eco-Business asked expert communicators Janissa Ng and James Lorenz why greenwashing is so dangerous, and what can be done to stop spin in sustainability communications.
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A project to send solar power from Australia to Singapore has also been deemed investment-ready. These are important milestones for multilateral energy trade in Asia-Pacific, said experts, but the incremental gains reveal huge challenges.

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Spotlight on Indonesia

Coal mining in Indonesia
The draft bill classifies liquified and gasified coal as 'new energy', and is part of Indonesia's efforts to replace petroleum imports with domestic coal.
One of the hardest industries to decarbonise is deploying a carbon measurement system that could enable a more reliable path to net-zero.
Environmental sustainability is top of the bloc’s latest agenda and investors are keen to finance Asean’s climate goals. There is, however, a severe lack of...
Less than one-third of APAC companies reporting to carbon measurement non-profit CDP have committed to science-based targets. CDP's latest report also finds...

Spotlight on Philippines

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Asia is braced for the rapid deployment of renewables, but if poorly planned, the energy transition could put areas of high biodiversity at risk. Bird...
Credit Suisse is the sixth major global bank to introduce a policy that rules out funding deep-sea exploration and extraction. Asian banks have yet to form a...
One of the hardest industries to decarbonise is deploying a carbon measurement system that could enable a more reliable path to net-zero.
Less than one-third of APAC companies reporting to carbon measurement non-profit CDP have committed to science-based targets. CDP's latest report also finds...

Spotlight on Vietnam

A rock dove that collided with a wind farm power line in Kutch, Gujarat
Asia is braced for the rapid deployment of renewables, but if poorly planned, the energy transition could put areas of high biodiversity at risk. Bird...
The paper giant is aiming to rein in its massive carbon footprint in line with the Indonesian government's own net-zero target. Environmentalists fret that the...
Environmental sustainability is top of the bloc’s latest agenda and investors are keen to finance Asean’s climate goals. There is, however, a severe lack of...
Consumers in Southeast Asia's largest economies are increasingly likely to switch to green products over fears that climate change will impact the lives of...
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