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Indonesia to ban exports of palm oil from Apr 28

INDONESIA will effectively ban palm oil exports from Apr 28, after President Joko Widodo said on Friday (Apr 22) he had decided to stop shipments of cooking oil and its raw material to control domestic prices. Indonesia makes cooking oil from palm oil and is the world’s biggest exporter of the vegetable oil.

Thailand’s diesel price expected to spike starting May 1

Even though Thailand’s energy minister vowed last month to keep the 30 baht per litre cap on diesel prices until the end of May, officials now expect the diesel price to start pushing 35-36 baht per litre by the start of May. The director of the Energy Policy and Planning Office says all agencies have been instructed […]

Supernap Thailand signs PPA to build solar plant

Supernap Thailand has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to build a solar plant next to its data center outside Bangkok. The company has made a PPA with WHA Utilities & Power that will see WHA UP build a solar farm on Supernap-owned land. The installation will be carried out on a total area of […]

RFI issued for geothermal investigation in Singapore

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore has issued a request for information (RFI) to facilitate an assessment of the geothermal energy potential of the country. The RFI is for possible approaches, methodologies, and execution details for carrying out a geophysical investigation to ascertain Singapore’s geothermal potential and identify suitable deployment locations.

Suitable legal frameworks, policies needed to fulfill climate targets: experts

The Vietnamese government has set out a roadmap to achieve the country’s climate targets, including net zero emissions by 2050 as committed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK.

PM wants Ninh Thuan to become major national renewable energy hub

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked Ninh Thuan to further exploit its advantages to become a major renewable energy hub of the country while addressing a ceremony to mark the 30th re-establishment anniversary of the south central province (April 1, 1992-2022) on April 16.

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets targets to prevent the increasing trend of environmental pollution, […]

Malaysia’s Hibiscus Explores Singapore SPAC Listing

Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. is considering listing a special purpose acquisition company in Singapore that could raise as much as S$200 million ($147 million), according to people familiar with the matter.

Indonesia energy minister proposes higher fuel distribution quotas

Indonesia’s government plans to increase the distribution quota of certain fuels like diesel and 90-octane fuel to meet strong domestic demand, energy minister Arifin Tasrif told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday.

The Australia-Asian PowerLink: Encouraging Investments in ASEAN Renewable Energy

The Australia-Asia PowerLink will deliver power generated from the world’s biggest solar farm in Australia to Singapore through overhead and undersea cables. The project, estimated to cost A$30 billion (US$22.4 billion), involves the development of a solar plant covering over 12,000 hectares in the town of Tennant Creek, approximately 990km from the town of Darwin. The harnessed […]