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Coal Refinancing in the Philippines using the Coal Asset Transition (CAT) tool

The Philippines has introduced the Philippine Energy Transition Plan (PETP), signaling a significant shift towards cleaner, more reliable, and cost-effective energy sources. This roadmap prioritizes moving away from coal, aligning with global climate goals and addressing infrastructure challenges. Recent electricity disruptions underscore the urgency for this transition, highlighting the need for careful planning and data-driven strategies. The plan draws inspiration from successful models like the JETP to ensure impactful change.

This blog analyses new data from TransitionZero's Coal Asset Transition (CAT) Tool as it relates to the Philippines. The results indicate that the energy transition should focus on more than just coal assets to bolster the grid's resilience and ensure affordable and reliable electricity. Rather, a holistic transition and coal retirement mechanisms will need to be backed by data to account for the diverse stakeholders and the diverse factors that determine the reliability and profitability of coal assets in the Philippines.

For more information:

Read the full blog by Isabella and Matt Gray here

 

01-2024     |     TransitionZero
Coal
Co-benefits of energy transition in Viet Nam’s industrial development

The study on "Co-benefits of energy transition in Viet Nam's industrial development" aims to provide an overview of the localisation of the industrial sector amid the energy transition. It examines various aspects, including policy framework, international experience, current status and the localisation potential of two key technologies: wind and solar power for the period of 2025-2050. On the other hand, this study also serves as a foundation for CASE to conduct more detailed and in-depth policy framework research for localisation in the next stages.

Download to read full report. 

01-2024     |     Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE)
Renewables Energy Technologies Energy Policy
Capacity building needs assessment for Energy trasition in Viet Nam

This study on Assessment of Capacity Building Needs has overall objective of identifying the needs from the key stakeholders and then providing suggestions on feasible measures to better support the main actors involving into energy transition (ET) progress in Viet Nam. To achieve this objective, gaps in terms of legal frameworks, institutional capacities of actors involved into state governance, implementation and supporting the process of energy transition (including but not limited to RE development and energy efficiency measures) will be analyzed. Consequently, capacity building measures will be provided to support the related parties in better performing their mandates, enhancing their voices and participation in energy transition progress.

06-2023     |     Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE)
Energy Transition Energy Education
Transitioning away from coal in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines with IESR and ICSC

Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts but also still heavily reliant on coal. The three countries have made important policy commitments to accelerating the shift from coal to clean energy in recent years. These commitments play a positive role in global efforts to limit climate change. However, all three countries lack concrete policy instruments to phase out coal.

The task is daunting, as the structural changes to transition away from coal represent significant
economic and societal challenges.

The international community has committed to financially supporting the transition efforts in the region through the so-called Energy Transition Mechanism and the Just Energy Transition Partnership. These commitments are an initial step toward accelerating financial assistance, technology transfer, and capacity building.

To guide policy decisions, Agora Energiewende, the Institute for Essential Services Reform and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities have examined the political, economic and social dynamics that influence coal use in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. This publication aims to contribute to filling certain gaps that exist in the evidence base of the clean energy transition to support the development of strategies and mechanisms to phase out coal in a just and speedy manner.

Read full report: click here.

11-2023     |     Agora Energiewende, IESR, ICSC
Energy Policy
Sun and wind for net zero - benchmarking renewables growth in South, Southeast and East Asia

The message arising from global net-zero scenarios is clear: getting to climate neutrality requires adding 1000 GW of wind and solar power every year until mid-century, while also gradually electrifying most end-use sectors (IEA, 2022; IRENA, 2022).  While useful, such global top-down assessments are often unable to capture local specifics, and thus provide little help to those seeking to develop energy transition roadmaps consistent with their domestic climate targets. What do these global numbers concretely mean for policy makers in South, Southeast and East Asia?

To answer this question, Agora Energiewende reviewed more than 35 long-term energy scenarios from Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, China*. These scenarios are bottom-up analyses carried out by local institutions in close consultation with various stakeholders. They consider specific local constraints and political economy developments, including technology costs, resource potentials and social development targets. As such, they complement global analyses such as those by the IEA and IRENA.  

Read full analysis: click the link in further information

11-2023     |     Agora Energiewende
Energy Transition Energy Policy
POLICY ASSESSMENT: RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN INDONESIA’S POWER SECTOR

This report assesses Indonesia's energy sector, focusing on its high GHG emissions, reliance on fossil fuels, and the challenges in meeting renewable energy targets. It evaluates the alignment of national plans with emission reduction commitments, investment shortfalls, and obstacles facing renewable energy expansion, underscoring the necessity of harmonizing targets with global climate goals.

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02-2024     |     IESR
ASEAN Energy Booklet Volume 1: Low Carbon Hydrogen in ASEAN

The report discusses ASEAN's strategies for transitioning to hydrogen energy, highlighting the need for cooperation to lower production costs, policy support, technological advancements, and regional hydrogen strategies to facilitate sector decarbonization.

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02-2024     |     ACE
JET FIN

The Just Transition Finance Needs or 'JET-FIN' Tool was developed as an open-source Excel model to help inform critical considerations in kick-starting the transition away from fossil fuel reliance to clean technologies. This tool facilitates an analysis of the key finance needs for a just energy transition in Indonesia’s power sector. It covers different pathways, allowing users to adjust critical parameters and test their influence on potential investment needs over time. 

02-2024     |     NewClimate Institute
Energy Transition Energy Investment Analysis Climate Finance Coal