Showing 251-260 of 270 results

Making the region’s buildings energy efficient

Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) intend to reduce regional energy intensity 20 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2025 compared with 2005 levels. According to the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), the region is on track to reach its goals as energy intensity levels have seen a downward trajectory […]

EU, Philippines sign 7 contracts for clean energy projects

MANILA, Philippines — The European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines on Thursday said the EU and the Philippines signed seven contracts for projects that would offer “clean energy” to 40,000 households in the country. The EU said they allocated €21 million for the projects which would contribute to the Department of Energy’s goal of […]

KKR powers up Singapore’s Barghest Building Performance with $33m investment

KKR has invested S$45m ($33m) in Singapore-based energy savings business Barghest Building Performance, as the firm peruses its impact investment strategy. BBP provides energy efficiency services for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in commercial and industrial buildings. The company has operations across Southeast Asia, China, India and Taiwan. KKR launched its dedicated Global Impact business in 2018 to invest in businesses […]

Solar Philippines House Bill passes final reading in Congress

House Bill 8179 granting private firm Solar Philippines a 25-year PV mini-grid and transmission franchise across the Philippines passed through its third and final reading on Monday. This procedural step allows the company’s unit Solar Para Sa Bayan (SPSB) to set up these mini-grids undeterred by the incumbent franchises of rural electric cooperatives. The chamber approved […]

Singapore ranks fifth in total green office space certifications

It lagged behind Beijing and Sydney with only around 13 million sqft of certified green space. Singapore came in fifth place across the six major gateway cities in Asia Pacific (APAC) analysed in terms of the largest volume of green office space with approximately 13 million sqft, according to a report by CBRE Research. Shanghai […]

Towards an energy efficient ASEAN

In tandem with a renewable energy policy, energy efficiency will be key to building a reliable and sustainable energy system for the future of Southeast Asia. Energy efficiency refers to the reduced rate of energy consumption in order to produce the same amount of output. Less energy resources are needed to fuel the same level […]

Grundfos Partners with Cambodia to Improve Water Security

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Grundfos and the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft, Cambodia today confirmed that they will exchange a letter of intent to strengthen cooperation in water management, in an effort to reduce the cost of water and increase access to clean, quality water in the country. His Excellency Cham Prasidh, Minister of Industry […]

Incentives available to help green buildings

We thank Ms Christine Li for her commentary, “What can be done to make Singapore buildings more green?” (Nov 9). The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) engages the industry periodically to review and enhance the green buildings schemes. We will certainly take Ms Li’s suggestions into consideration when we next review our schemes. We agree […]

Singapore to spend $10M on new urban technology

Singapore government has earmarked S$14 million (US$10.19 million) over three years to fund the development of smart estates and modern technology, such as energy efficient applications. Singapore has earmarked S$14 million (US$10.19 million) to drive the development of smart urban estates that can operate and consume energy more efficiently. To be spread across three years, […]

Gaming to help cut electricity usage

The rising cost of electricity sends an important message that the availability of electricity should not be taken for granted (Electricity tariffs to rise by 2.1% for Oct to Dec; Sept 30). As a carbon-based economy, Singapore requires more energy as it continues to prosper, while emitting a large amount of carbon dioxide in the […]