Tag: covid

Green Fiscal Stimulus in Vietnam and China: Paper

Using the case of two emerging economies, Indonesia and Vietnam, this paper investigates whether the stimulus plans align with a country’s sustainable energy and climate targets. This study finds that despite ambitious country targets for green energy transition, these countries may miss opportunities for a green future due to limited fiscal measures directed to green recovery. The pandemic has exacerbated public fiscal budgets that may further limit the capacity to fund green projects.

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These are the countries best prepared for a green future

Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands are the countries most prepared for a low-carbon future, according to a new report. Other countries making up the top 10 of the Green Future Index 2022 are the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and South Korea. The index is a ranking of 76 economies published by MIT Technology Review Insights, the custom publishing division of the bimonthly magazine at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Study on Covid-19 and the energy sector development in ASEAN countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide ramifications on many sectors, including energy sector. This draws the interest of numerous scholars who have sought to investigate the impact of the pandemic on the energy sector as well as the prospects for a green recovery trajectory. However, few of these authors have considered the role of fiscal stimulus that governments have provided in the context of green recoveries.

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Covid-19 is worsening the bottlenecks: GWEC CEO Ben Backwell

While governments have been taking measures to ensure that wind power project operations go on unhindered, the disruption caused in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic is expected to stay for a long time yet. REGlobal spoke to Ben Backwell, chief executive officer, Global Wind Energy Council, on the impact of Covid-19 on the global wind power industry and the future outlook.

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