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$1BN Announced by ADB & ASEAN for Green Finance

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) along with Southeast Asian governments and major development financiers has launched the “ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Catalytic Green Finance Facility,” a new initiative that aims to mobilize more than $1 billion in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia. The initiative is expected to provide loans and technical assistance for sovereign gre ...

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Smart City Spending to Reach $35.4 BN by 2022

Spending on smart city initiatives in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) will reach $35.4bn by 2022, a 16.8 per cent increase over the 2018 forecast, according to IDC. The analyst’s Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide reports that the combined spending from smart cities programmes from Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul are expected to hit over $4bn this year. China will account ...

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ASEAN Launch $1 Billion For Green Infrastructure

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and major financiers on Thursday launched a facility to spur more than US$1 billion (31.78 billion baht) in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia. The facility offers loans and technical assistance for sovereign projects in areas such as sustainable transport and clean energy, the ADB said during the meetings of As ...

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Rolls-Royce & ABB announce global Microgrid cooperation

Rolls-Royce and ABB announce global microgrid cooperation •       Partnership on microgrid solutions that integrates digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems  •       Rolls-Royce and ABB will offer microgrids for utilities, commercial and industrial establishments Rolls-Royce and ABB have an ...

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Vestas Win 2 Southeast Asian Wind Orders

The first order is the company’s first V150-4.2 MW order in Southeast Asia for a project in Vietnam, and the second order was secured using customised solutions for a 43 MW order with a first 20-year service contract in Taiwan. In Vietnam, the company has won its first V150-4.2 MW order in Southeast Asia, signed the project with an undisclosed foreigner investor. This 42 MW order includes supply and install ...

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Japan Opposed to New Coal Power Projects

Japan’s environment minister has announced he will “in principle” oppose any new plans to build or expand coal-fired power stations, as further signs emerge of a dramatic energy pivot by Australia’s top export market for thermal coal. Guardian Australia reported in March that Japan had cancelled a large percentage of planned investments in coal-fired power, while Japanese investment vehicles were ditching c ...

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ASEAN A Renewable Energy Hub?

Technological innovations and favourable government policies are among the four trends expected to drive Southeast Asia’s transition to renewable energy in the coming years.  A report published by global auditing firm KPMG on Tuesday titled ‘The Renewable Energy Transition’ noted that while there are still 70 million ASEAN citizens without access to reliable electricity, the potential for renewable ene ...

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