News & Opinion: ASEAN

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Nov 12th 2019

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its semi-annual Southeast Asia Energy Outlook report which outlines the latest insights into the region’s energy future. With almost a...

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Jun 17th 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

With Asia still looking to harness coal as a fuel for socio-economic development, the World Coal Association held a one-day conference in Tokyo last month to explore advanced coal technologies for a...

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

Tokyo Event

May 20th 2019

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Tokyo, Japan on the theme “Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia”. Organised with the support of WCA Associate...

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Jan 16th 2019

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

For many developing countries, especially those across emerging Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is simply not an option because improved energy access drives economic development....

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

Aug 15th 2018

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

According to the IEA’s Energy Access Outlook 2017 report, nearly all of those who gained access to electricity worldwide in the last 16 years, did so through new grid connections, mostly from fossil...

New report shows why HELE remains imperative for ASEAN countries

Aug 8th 2018

New report shows why HELE remains imperative for ASEAN countries

Developing and emerging economies such as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), cannot meet their energy needs, tackle energy poverty, and reduce global emissions without utilising all...

Southeast Asia’s electricity generation

Jan 31st 2018

Southeast Asia’s electricity generation

IEA WEO 2017 Insights With energy demand growing at twice the pace of China, Southeast Asia is what IEA WEO 2017 calls “a rising heavyweight in global energy”[1]. In the IEA’s analysis,...