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COVID-19 vs ASEAN Energy Sector: Renewables (Q3)

Nadhilah Shani and Zulfikar Yurnaidi

Wednesday, 4 Nov 2020

Key Points

“Resiliency is shown by ASEAN RE projects in the second half of 2020 despite the lingering trace of the pandemic in the energy sector. While the idea of ‘build back better’ is echoed by most countries in the region, its optimal implementation remains uncertain. However, ASEAN Member States keep focusing on putting efforts to invite investment on renewables and begin resuming the work that was halted, aiming for the long-term green recovery ahead. Renewable is expected to make strong come-back when the economy rebounds.”

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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