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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.

IRENA will dispense advice on system design and overcoming technological challenges, for example, toward the end of setting up large-scale green power facilities as the region works to reduce its dependence on environmentally unfriendly coal.

As a first step, IRENA will hold a workshop in late November to help ASEAN energy officials acquire expertise in such areas as "designing and implementing renewable energy incentives such as auctions."

Indonesia, with its abundant geothermal potential, is among the ASEAN member states whose natural resources hold promise for increasing use of renewables. But underdeveloped systems and inadequate funding sources have posed hurdles.

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