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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.24.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.24.2017


The controversial Sambor Dam project scheduled for construction after 2020 in Cambodia is hitting the headlines. This week we also take a look at the prospects of Trump policy toward Southeast Asia. Then, it’s on to Myanmar where as more ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.17.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.17.17


This week we heard different opinions about the Pak Beng dam in Laos.  South Korea-China relations have worsened as the US deploys THAAD in South Korea. Also, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson started his first Asia trip.   EXSE FOCUS The proposed ...

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China Turns to Energy Storage to Push Renewables

China Turns to Energy Storage to Push Renewables


Despite another banner year for renewables growth in China, the country’s grid is still struggling to bring clean electricity to consumers. The problem is so serious in China’s north and west that turbines were forced to sit idle for much of ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.9.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.9.17


This week, China had ‘Two Sessions’ addressing the country’s economic and political concerns. Also, March 8 was the International Women’s day with the theme of “women in the changing world of work”. So, let’s take this opportunity and look at ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.3.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.3.2017


This week, there still are concerns in the region about Pak Beng dam after last week’s regional consultation in Luang Prabang. However, Laos does not see the need to address all concerns. Coal power is another issue as Thailand has ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.23.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.23.2017


This week, stakeholders from Mekong region attended Regional Stakeholder Forum in Luang Prabang to discuss Laos’s Pak Beng Dam. The Thai government changed it’s mind on Krabi clean energy plant. Meanwhile, China banned North Korean coal. And the US-China disputes ...

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