Renewable Energy

To address the challenges of sustainable energy growth and climate change, the AMS have been following a deliberate policy of diversifying and using indigenous energy sources efficiently at the national level. To this end, the AMS have developed and implemented several renewable energy initiatives, such as bio-fuels, solar PV programmes, as well as promoting open trade, facilitation and cooperation in the renewable energy sector. The AMS deployment of renewable energy technologies was initially based on policies to reduce oil consumption but later included policies to mitigate environmental impacts of fossil fuel use, including the potential effects of climate change. The RE-SSN is responsible for carrying out the implementation of renewable energy programmes to increase the diversity of energy supply and to reduce the environmental impact of energy use in the region.

Outcome-Based Strategies

  • Aspirational target to increase the component of RE to 23% by 2025 in the ASEAN Energy Mix.
  • Enhance awareness on the role of renewable energy among policy makers, private sectors and public.
  • Enhance R&D network on RE technology development and utilisation within the region.
  • Increase the promotion of renewable energy financing schemes.
  • Increase the commercial development and utilization of biofuels with a reference standard to facilitate deployment.

In-house Project(s) with DPs/IOs