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Southeast Asia to double renewables with help of experts

International agency to steer ASEAN away from coal

A villager walks by a geothermal power plant in Central Java Province. Indonesia is rich in geothermal reserves.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will accept know-how from the International Renewable Energy Agency to advance the use of such renewable sources as solar and wind power under a memorandum of understanding signed on Tuesday.

ASEAN aims to increase renewables to 23% of its energy mix by 2025 from 12.4% as of 2016.

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