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How Japan’s NEDO is shaking up ASEAN’s energy market

Japan is the biggest global investor in ASEAN infrastructure, ahead of China and its extensive Belt and Road initiative. As Southeast Asian economic growth gains momentum, it is a race to gain influence in the region.

Beyond infrastructure development, Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) wants to make sure sustainability is a part of this equation. 

ASEAN has set an ambitious target for renewable energy to make up 23 percent of the region’s energy mix by 2025. Wind, solar and hydro energy have already doubled in the region from 2015 to 2018. But Yurugi cautions that “there are places that solar and wind power are promising; on the other hand, there are places that it is better to use biomass effectively.”

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