#SEA clean energy transition News

Nodules on the deep sea floor
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 policy on deep-sea mining, which is estimated to be worth US$150 trillion in gold deposits alone.
Ship passes off the coast of Singapore
One of the hardest industries to decarbonise is deploying a carbon measurement system that could enable a more reliable path to net-zero.
Solar power plant, Central Thailand, energy transition
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 ‘bankable projects’, say observers.
Solar engineers in China.
In Asia Pacific, hiring for sustainability-related jobs is growing, but so is the talent gap. The shift to a greener workforce is unequal too. Globally, more men than women are moving into green jobs.
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#SEA clean energy transition Opinion

Vietnam wind turbine towers
Releasing the Asean Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance was a significant move for the regional grouping. But it does not come without challenges.
Floating solar panels on Srinakarin lake, Thailand.
Clean energy alternatives are a crucial hedge against future disruptions in global commodity markets.
Clean energy transition, SEA
Some Southeast Asian nations have displayed leadership in facilitating bottom-up renewable energy development. Now it is time for others to follow suit.
Solar farm, Thailand, op-ed
As Southeast Asian nations embark on their energy transition journey, there is huge potential for digital technologies to improve energy efficiency, prepare grids for higher shares of renewables, and cut power costs.
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#SEA clean energy transition Videos

Air-conditioning units on a building in Singapore
Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
Vietnam, wind power story
Vietnam's wind market is thriving, but more work lies ahead if the country wants to power its booming economy without imperilling its people and the planet.
renewables race video
Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
An e-jeepney in the Philippines. A growing movement is underway to electrify Southeast Asia's transport. Image: Eco-Business
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
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#SEA clean energy transition Podcasts

Ice caps and a warming planet
"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." The Eco-Business Podcast talks to climate scientist Professor Ben Horton about how close the world is to reaching crucial climate tipping points, and what can be done to stop runaway climate change.
EB Podcast: Climate Tech In Asia - Gogoro Founder Horace Luke
Exclusive In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro chairman and CEO Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and make battery swapping mainstream.
EB podcast IPCC authors
What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
A solar farm in Australia
A US$22 billion project involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and 3,800km of cabling running from Darwin to Singapore might be the most ambitious renewable energy project ever. How will it work? Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of project developer Sun Cable.
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