REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report: South East Asia (Webinar)

1 July 2014

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PresentationIntroduction to the webinar and panelists

Presentation—Christine Lins: Global Renewable Energy Status: Southeast Asia

Presentation—Arne Schweinfurth: Regional Perspective Asia‐Pacific: A Focus on the ASEAN Community

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REN21 2014 Global Status Report Webinar Series > South East Asia

The Clean Energy Solutions Center—in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)—hosted this webinar as one in a series of no-cost webinars in conjunction with the launch of REN21’s flagship report, Renewables Global Status Report. This webinar examined South East Asia to:

  • Find out what renewable changes happened in South East Asia over the course of 2013.
  • Learn which technologies are contributing to increased power capacity.
  • Hear how changes in policies have affected investment levels and market development in South East Asia.

REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), first released in 2005, provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. The report is a collaborative effort involving lead authors, REN21 Secretariat staff and Steering Committee members, regional research partners, and the input of over 500 individual contributors and reviewers. The GSR has become the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy business and policy, serving a wide range of audiences.


Christine LinsChristine Lins, Executive Secretary of REN21

Christine Lins was appointed as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century, in July 2011. During the last 10 years, she served as Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council, the united voice of Europe’s renewable energy industry. Lins has more than 17 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy sources. Previously, she worked in a regional energy agency in Austria promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Lins holds a master's degree in international economics and applied languages.

Arne SchweinfurthArne Schweinfurth, Economist, Principal Advisor Renewable Energy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Jakarta, Indonesia

Arne Schweinfurth studied Economics in Cologne (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Montreal (Canada) with a focus on Energy Economics and Environmental Politics. As a consultant for The World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH and other international organisations, he worked on renewable energy, especially photovoltaic, renewable energy financing and energy subsidies. Since 2010, Arne has been Advisor for renewable energy at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since July 2013, he has been Principal Advisor for the Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN, a regional project that supports the development of the renewable energy sector in the 10 ASEAN member states. The project supports the regional transfer of knowledge and experiences, advises on feasible policy framework conditions for renewable energies and rural electrification, and provides capacity building and development. In addition, Mr. Schweinfurth is responsible for the implementation of the Project Development Programme Southeast Asia in Indonesia with a focus on private sector cooperation in the bio energy and solar power sector.