In June 2018, a leaked environmental impact assessment report on the proposed Sambor Hydropower Dam could “literally kill the [Mekong] river”.
Offshore wind energy could grow from the current 4.5 GW into a major $20-30 billion annual global market in the coming decade and the emerging Asian markets stand to benefit the most
Will the delay to the Pak Beng dam in Laos on the Mekong lead to a wider review of hydropower plans on the river?
Calls into question the financial viability of major hydo-electric dams in the Mekong basin.
As new data emerge on the real potential economic and environmental costs of large dams, countries in the region are beginning to show some tentative signs of rethinking their options.
Thousands of megawatts of wind and solar energy contracts in the Mekong have been signed, challenging the financial viability of major hydropower projects.
With Vietnam planning to signigicantly increase its number of coal plants over the next decade, potentially posing great risks to the environment, international experts have advised the country to work on a cleaner path forward.
An incomplete and asynchronous energy market is a bottleneck in energy development in Vietnam at present, according to many participants at a workshop in Hanoi on January 11.
ASEAN’s pathway to an efficient and sustainable energy landscape is paved with with diverse sources.
Though a small country, Sao Phal Niseiy observes that Cambodia is more than capable of doing its part to uphold its responsibility to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.