Asean's green energy push: Singapore's vital role

Irena chief Adnan Amin says renewable energy is going to become the cheapest power generation source in most nations.
Irena chief Adnan Amin says renewable energy is going to become the cheapest power generation source in most nations.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) is working with Asean to ramp up green energy use in the region, and Singapore is essential to this effort, says Irena chief Adnan Amin. Cheryl Teh speaks to him about what is needed to make a decarbonised future a reality.

Q: You have just signed the Asean-Irena memorandum of understanding. Could you elaborate on this?

A: There is tremendous interest among countries all over the world on what the advent of renewable energy and the transition to clean energy systems mean for them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 03, 2018, with the headline 'Asean's green energy push: S'pore's vital role'. Print Edition | Subscribe