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Energy sector braces for ‘triple whammy’ next year

The Philippine energy sector is bracing for a “triple whammy” next year – especially in the peak demand months of summer – due to highly probable continued forced outages in power facilities; de-rating of the gas plants; and shortage of gas fuel that can already be extracted from the Malampaya field.

Singapore needs “whole-of-nation” effort to achieve Singapore Green Plan 2030: senior official

SINGAPORE, July 23 (Xinhua) — Singapore needs a “whole-of-nation” effort to achieve the Singapore Green Plan 2030, said Low Yen Ling, minister of state for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, on Friday.

DOE pushes shift to renewables during Duterte’s term

MANILA – Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the agency has been pursuing policies for the country to transition to renewable energy as a source of power during the Duterte administration.

Govt raises P257B from fuel-marking

The government generated more than P257 billion in duties and taxes through its fuel marking program, data released by the Department of Finance (DOF) on Monday showed.

Rights awarded to offshore wind projects

The Department of Energy (DoE) on Monday said development rights were given to initial wind power projects in the Philippines.

Govt to launch the National Energy Policy

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will launch the National Energy Policy soon as a guide for the development of Malaysia’s energy sector, particularly as the industry transitions to a low-carbon future, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. (pic)

Russia is promoting natural gas to Southeast Asia as an ‘eco-friendly’ fuel

The world’s second largest gas producer is heavily marketing the fossil fuel as a clean alternative to coal to meet Southeast Asia’s growing energy needs — just as the significance of natural gas as a bridge fuel is called into question.

Philippines revamps biofuels compliance rules

The Philippine Department of Energy (DoE) has tightened biofuels accreditation and reporting requirements, in a move aiming to boost transparency of trade and blending.

PH expected to hit biofuel blend goal with new policy tweaks

An updated policy on the accreditation of biofuel producers might enable the Philippines to meet the mandated 10-percent blend for gasoline and eventually cut its demand for the fuel, according to the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) and the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Singapore public sector to cut waste by 30%, reduce energy, water use by 10% by 2030: Grace Fu

SINGAPORE — As part of Singapore’s efforts to build a more sustainable future, the public sector is aiming to cut the waste disposed of by each person by 30 per cent and reduce the sector’s overall energy and water use by 10 per cent by 2030.