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House approves on 3rd reading bill on safe nuclear energy use

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a measure that would promote safe nuclear energy use with the creation of the Philippine Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (PhilATOM).

Philippines and US sign nuclear co-operation agreement

The Governments of the Philippines and the USA signed an “Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy” also known as a Section 123 Agreement, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in San Francisco, California. The US insists that countries seeking to trade nuclear power goods and services must sign […]

PHL, Canadian biz councils push nuclear inclusion in energy mix

DAVAO CITY—The Philippine and Canadian business councils in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will push for the inclusion of nuclear energy in the energy mix among members of the world’s largest economic bloc.

Solar powers Malaysia’s renewable energy push

Selangor: As climate change accelerates, so too Malaysia is accelerating its use of renewable energy. Since 2000 and the Five Fuel Diversification Policy, Malaysia has included biomass, biogas, municipal waste, solar and small hydropower in the energy mix.

US firms plan to build pioneering nuclear power plants in Indonesia

United States-based NuScale Power and ThorCon Power are planning to construct new nuclear power plants (PLTNs) in Indonesia despite the current lack of approval from the Indonesian government.

Singapore’s City Energy eyes hydrogen imports from Malaysia by 2027

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Singapore’s City Energy said on Tuesday it will conduct a feasibility study with Gentari, Petronas’ renewables unit, on a proposed pipeline to export hydrogen from Malaysia to the city state, with a view to it becoming operational by 2027.

Indonesia’s Huge Geothermal Potential Catches Iceland’s Attention

Jakarta. Iceland is seeking to partner with Indonesia as the latter tries to harness its largely untapped geothermal potential. Icelandic Ambassador to Indonesia Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson presented Monday his letters of credentials to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, thus formally starting his ambassadorship in the geothermal-rich country.

The future of energy in the Philippines?

IN October 2022, Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla, speaking with the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines, admitted that the country’s power supply situation in 2023 is likely to be difficult. He said, “In 2023, the situation is a bit difficult, especially in the summer months. The scenario… shows several yellow alerts and possible red alerts […]

Norway eyes training Filipinos to build up offshore wind workforce

MANILA – The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila is in discussion with stakeholders in Norway and the Philippines to help the latter prepare its workforce for offshore wind energy developments.

Russia Plans to Build Nuclear Power Plants in Burkina, Myanmar

The Russian State Atomic Energy Corp. (Rosatom) has signed agreements with the governments of Burkina Faso, Mali and Myanmar for nuclear energy cooperation, with plans for the building of nuclear power plants.