Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:46

APAC countries shift towards 'sustainable environment' with renewable energy auctions: report

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Asia-Pacific countries, including Australia, are adopting several strategies and roadmaps to achieve the renewable energy target designated by their nations, according to a newly published report on the regional energy market.

According to the report, from data and analytics company GlobalData, countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Pakistan and Taiwan have implemented auctions to drive their renewable energy market.

GlobalData’s latest report — Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019 — reveals that the regulatory framework and policies of the APAC countries are aiming to achieve strong growth in the renewable energy market.

Piyali Das, power analyst at GlobalData, said: “Auctions are the major mechanism in APAC driving the renewable energy sources in most of the key countries, with India being the most prominent in implementing auction plans to award 80 gigawatts of solar and 28 GW of wind projects between 2018 and 2020."

According to Das, feed-in tariffs (FiTs) play a role in enhancing the renewable energy market in APAC.

And, Das says in countries such as Australia and India, FiTs to renewable projects is a provincial or state subject.

“Pakistan is providing FiTs in renewable sources such as solar, wind and small hydro from 2015. Taiwan provides FiT for renewable systems and is subject to annual revision.

“The regulatory framework and policy structure, supporting renewable energy resources in various APAC countries, has led to significant development in the renewable energy market.

“China, India, Japan are some of the leading nations in renewable energy growth trajectories.

“In the wake of growing energy security and environmental concerns, most APAC countries are expected to strengthen their renewable energy mechanisms, which will help the Asia Pacific renewable energy industry to maintain growth in the coming years.” 

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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