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COVID-19 vs ASEAN Energy Sector: Renewables (Q2)

Nadhilah Shani and Zulfikar Yurnaidi

Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

Key Points

Renewable Energy projects continuously experience inevitable struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, currently, ASEAN governments see that RE could be an integral part of re-building energy resiliency of the region as the new normal begin. RE shall and will be the driver for ASEAN to look towards green recovery plan, ensuring the economy rise and sustainability are inline. After half-year pandemic hit, there might be a silver lining that this COVID-19 outbreak is giving ASEAN a chance to re-orient its economy to be greener with renewables being the key solution.

This energy insight is supported by the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT), funded by the Norwegian Government under the Norwegian-ASEAN Regional Integration Programme (NARIP) and is jointly implemented by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). The project includes the active involvement of key ASEAN stakeholders and helps enhance modelling, analytical and regional policy planning capacities within ASEAN.

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