Government of Cambodia to cease approval for new coal-fired power plants

The Government of Cambodia will not approve development plans for any new coal-fired power plants in addition to the projects already approved since 2019 and will continue to encourage investment in clean energy to respond to climate change.

This is part of the government’s efforts to transition the country to low-carbon energy sources such as LNG or hydrogen.More than half of Cambodia’s total electricity is generated by coal-fired power plants. Coal’s share in the energy mix was set to increase to three-quarters by 2030. However, under the country’s new energy development master plan, the share of electricity generated from renewable energy (RE) sources will be about59 per cent over the next few years.This announcement is in line with similar moves taken by other governments in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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