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Renewable power gains ground in APAC despite cost inflation in 2021

The average cost of producing solar and onshore wind rose by 9% and 2%, respectively.

Renewable power gains ground in APAC despite cost inflation in 2021

The average cost of producing solar and onshore wind rose by 9% and 2%, respectively.

Clean energy transition track in South Korea to remain ‘divided’: report

A new administration could reverse policies that reduce reliance on nuclear.

India’s non-hydropower renewables to reach 229GW by end-2030

The country's non-hydropower renewables capacity in 2021 was at 102GW. 

Nearly 250GW of renewables could go online in Asia by 2030

Asia’s strong project pipeline could get a boost from RE certificates.

ADB’s coal retirement plan may get caught in Southeast Asia’s coal lock-in

Some 45GW of additional coal in the next decade could pose risks to ADB’s 15-year plan.

Keppel Corp-led consortium buys 51% stake in Cleantech Solar

This leaves Shell the remaining 49% of the equity interest in Cleantech.

Why should India be aggressive in privatising discoms?

Most public discoms are on the verge of bankruptcy because of high AT&C losses aggravated by political populism, Barnik Maitra claims.

China is global biomass ‘outperformer’: Fitch Solutions

It is adding more than 14.5GW between 2021 and 2030.

Nuclear power “essential” in hitting Paris Agreement target: IEA

Every 1,000MW of nuclear energy could reduce carbon emissions by 3.1 million CO2-equivalent tonnes per year. 

5GW of Australia’s coal capacity will close sooner than expected

This will bring down Australia’s coal capacity to 14GW by 2030, the IEEFA reported.

Wind power finds niche in Asian markets, Fitch reports 

India and Vietnam are projected to increase their wind capacity to 43GW and 13GW, respectively, by 2030. 

China tops world’s solar market: report

The market has some 437GW of additional solar capacity between end-2020 and 2030.

Thailand, Singapore lead in energy transition readiness in SEA: PwC

These countries ensure 100% energy accessibility and have over 40% reserve margins.

Direct PPAs should be scaled up: Asia Clean Energy Partners

But doing so poses financial risks to the operator due to the longevity of contracts.

Rapid pipeline expansion of offshore wind seen in Asia: Fitch

China alone is projected to add 332GW of wind capacity in the next decade.

Solar power to push Malaysia’s renewables growth

The LSS3 and LSS4 programmes have expected capacities of 490MW by end-2023.