Vietnam’s government has set some ambitious goals for renewable energy, matched by generous subsidies. But the impact of substantial renewables growth will be limited if the power cannot reach the end-users
The link between renewables generation in the north and the load centres in the south needs strengthening
DIGITAL TOOLS Digitalisation of the transmission network may help reduce renewables curtailment
SECTOR COUPLING Linking demand load to renewables through stronger transmission would limit curtailment
KEY QUOTE The idea is to favour locations for the projects where the grid has capacity but increases in grid capacity are also inevitable to cater for demand growth ...
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Developing countries need around $300 billion annually by 2020 to limit their carbon emissions.
Fossil fuel subsidies must end for a clean energy transition to take root everywhere, insists Frank Rijsberman, head of the Global Green Growth Institute
Offshore wind attracts investment, jobs and has the ability to severely cut emissions worldwide, which is why the world should aim for 1,400 GW of capacity by 2050, argue Benj Sykes and Stephen Bull, Co-Chairs of Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC), a global coalition of offshore wind companies and international institutions on World Oceans Day (June 8)
Despite significant renewables potential in Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia, the burning of coal remains an important element of the economy. Changing attitudes and the climate emergency mean these countries are looking for an exit route but it will not be easy
Southeast Asia’s reliance on liquified natural gas is putting the region’s carbon reduction targets in jeopardy. But cost considerations currently outweigh environmental concerns
With the hydrogen economy gaining momentum in Europe, the industry is also stimulating interest in other regions of the world where power systems are more reliant on fossil fuels. However, green hydrogen in Southeast Asia has different questions that need answering