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COVID-19 vs ASEAN Energy Sector: Renewables – Recap of 2020

Nadhila Shani and Zulfikar Yurniadi

Monday, 8 Feb 2021

Key Points

“Throughout the year of 2020, renewables sector struggled along with most economic sectors. Positive trajectory was recorded, though. Encouraging news became more common nearing the end of the challenging year. Highlights such as Vietnam’s continued solar revolution and Myanmar’s solar auction, among others, defined the resiliency of renewables sector in 2020. Discourses and policy actions of renewables as integral part of pandemic response and recovery were observed as well. 2021 is shaping to be another year of uncertainty, but the cautious optimism of energy transition could come from the mixture of renewables promotion and green recovery.”

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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