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Southeast Asia eyes renewables future

Southeast Asian countries have agreed to work together and with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to advance sustainable power in the region.

At an industry conference in the Philippines this week, the governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and IRENA agreed to collaborate on unlocking clean energy potential of …

“Increasing investment in renewable energy across Southeast Asia’s growing populations will have significant social and economic benefits across the region, liberating them from expensive fossil fuel imports, while boosting economic growth, supporting energy security, job creation and national resilience,” explained IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “Southeast Asia is key for the global energy transition and we are fortunate to have an effective regional partner in ASEAN. We fully support its efforts to achieve its aspirational target of 23 per cent of primary energy from renewable sources by 2025, and stand ready to co-develop longer-term plans in pursuit of a sustainable energy future.”

A reported published by IRENA and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) last year revealed ASEAN’s targets are achievable.

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