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High stakes for Asian Development Bank's ambitious coal power retirement plan

September 01, 2021
Melissa Brown and Melissa Brown
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Key Findings

ADB's ambitious plan is to buy high emissions coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia and retire them within 15 years

ADB proposes an energy transition mechanism (ETM) focused on coal retirement

One critical issue will be how much money would be needed to position an ETM program for success

Implementation challenges could block funding for other equally important high impact clean energy funding strategies

Melissa Brown

Former Director, Energy Finance Studies, Asia, Melissa Brown, a former securities analyst at JP Morgan and Citigroup, has played a leading role in various Asian investment organizations focused on mainstream and sustainable investment strategies for public and private equity investors over the past 25 years.

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Melissa Brown

Former Director, Energy Finance Studies, Asia, Melissa Brown, a former securities analyst at JP Morgan and Citigroup, has played a leading role in various Asian investment organizations focused on mainstream and sustainable investment strategies for public and private equity investors over the past 25 years.

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