Solar panel installations and a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Binh Thuan province in Vietnam on April 23, 2019. Vietnam has invested heavily in its solar capacity in recent years, making it one of the region’s leaders in renewable energy. Photo: AFP Solar panel installations and a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Binh Thuan province in Vietnam on April 23, 2019. Vietnam has invested heavily in its solar capacity in recent years, making it one of the region’s leaders in renewable energy. Photo: AFP
Solar panel installations and a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Binh Thuan province in Vietnam on April 23, 2019. Vietnam has invested heavily in its solar capacity in recent years, making it one of the region’s leaders in renewable energy. Photo: AFP
Pamela Simamora
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Pamela Simamora

Why coal should have no future in Southeast Asia’s energy mix

  • Any plan to keep building new coal-fired power plants when renewables are cheaper than ever is a dangerous game that no country should pursue
  • Early decisions to move away from coal will help markets make the necessary changes and allow countries time to make plans to manage the transition’s impact

Solar panel installations and a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Binh Thuan province in Vietnam on April 23, 2019. Vietnam has invested heavily in its solar capacity in recent years, making it one of the region’s leaders in renewable energy. Photo: AFP Solar panel installations and a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Binh Thuan province in Vietnam on April 23, 2019. Vietnam has invested heavily in its solar capacity in recent years, making it one of the region’s leaders in renewable energy. Photo: AFP
Solar panel installations and a wind turbine at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Binh Thuan province in Vietnam on April 23, 2019. Vietnam has invested heavily in its solar capacity in recent years, making it one of the region’s leaders in renewable energy. Photo: AFP
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