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Asia Held 92% Share in Global PV Module Production in 2020: Report

The recently published Photovoltaics Report, produced under Dr. Simon Philipps (Fraunhofer ISE) and Werner Warmuth (PSE Projects GmbH), explores key details about the photovoltaics manufacturing sector at the end of 2020 in Germany, the European Union and worldwide, including Asia. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, supported by PSE Projects GmbH, has been […]

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Arctic Green Energy and GIC to Jointly Decarbonsise Building Sector

Arctic Green Energy, an Iceland-based renewable firm, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, are partnering to drive the uptake of zero carbon district heating in Europe and Asia. Under the agreement, GIC will become an equity partner in Arctic Green Energy and commit a new injection of $240 million to support the expansion of the […]

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BlackRock raises $250 M for Climate Projects in Asia, Latin America, Africa

New York-based investment management company BlackRock has secured over $250 million from global investors and governments for the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP), which was introduced at the One Planet Summit in September 2018 under the leadership of French President Emmanuel Macron. CFP is a flagship blended finance vehicle that is designed to invest in climate solutions and […]

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PTT’s Power Arm To Invest $635 Million In Renewable Energy Across Asia

Global Power Synergy, the power unit of Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas group PTT, will invest 20 billion baht equivalent to USD 635 million, in renewable energy assets across Asia including India and China. Global Power Synergy announced that it will be borrowing up to USD 635 million from parent PTT for investment chiefly in […]

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ADB Supports India’s Covid-19 Response Through Record Annual Lending

Manila-headquartered Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Thursday that it had committed $3.92 billion in sovereign loans for 13 projects to India in 2020, including $1.8 billion in projects to support the Government of India’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response. This is ADB’s highest-ever annual lending commitment to India since the start of its lending operations […]

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ADB & Japan’s METI to Promote Clean Energy in Southeast Asia

ADB and Japan’s METI have signed a MOC to enhance their joint efforts to promote clean energy in Southeast Asia. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to enhance their joint efforts to promote clean energy in Southeast Asia. The cooperation […]

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Asia to Remain ‘Mother of Batteries’, Producing 1 TWh pa by 2025: Rystad

In its monthly energy transition report, Rystad Energy has found that Asia, is, and will remain the mother of batteries over the coming decade.  The report details that the world’s current total battery cell production capacity is about to exit 2020 at around 617 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year. Most of this capacity, 516 GWh, comes […]

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ADB and IEA Discuss Scaling up Collaboration in Energy Segment

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and Executive Director of IEA Fatih Birol recently discussed scaling up collaboration and renewing the MOU between the two organizations. Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol recently held a video conference meeting to discuss scaling up collaboration and renewing […]

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The Renewable Energy Transition is Finally Coming to Asia: IEEFA

Despite the current economic shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global renewable energy transition is well underway and it is coming to Asia Despite the current global economic shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global renewable energy transition is well underway and it is coming to Asia according to the latest study by […]

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