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Myanmar coup threatens Chinese power projects

TAIPEI/YANGON — Chinese energy companies contracted to build power plants in Myanmar have had their projects put on hold, and some are considering exiting the market, in a sign of how the military coup in the Southeast Asian country may be deterring even thick-skinned Chinese investors.

ASEAN Centre for Energy’s Renewable Energy Sub-Sector Network to meet virtually

The 28th annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for Energy’s Renewable Energy Sub-Sector Network (RE-SSN) will begin today; hosted virtually by Cambodia, the network will meet through May 6.

Red zone residents call for assistance with electricity bills

Some residents in Phnom Penh’s designated Red Zones on May 1 urged state-run Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) to find ways to assist with electricity bills, as restrictions make it difficult to travel to work and earn an income. The request came after EDC asked residents to find ways to settle their bills.

Mid-term Review of ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 announced

Jakarta (VNA) – The ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union Delegation in ASEAN announced the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 on April 28.

Malaysia launches 10-year blueprint to revive oil and gas sector

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is seeking to rescue its ailing oil and gas ecosystem with an ambitious 10-year plan after fuel prices were battered last year by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysia expert calls for ‘clear, comprehensive’ national energy policy

A clear and comprehensive National Energy Policy (NEP) will serve a vital role in countries’ economic growth and energy transition, especially in the face of mounting uncertainties, a senior gas industry official from Malaysia has said.

Low-income countries play carbon leapfrog in green energy shift

Just as Brazil’s rivers supply it with hydroelectric power and faults in the earth’s crust provide Indonesia with geothermal energy, so Vietnam hopes abundant sunshine and a shallow coast will provide clean energy to drive economic growth.

Vietnam to increase share of renewable energy to 30% by 2045: President

Vietnam will greatly reduce coal-based power generation and rapidly increase the share of renewables in the total primary energy supply to 20 per cent by 2030 and 30 per cent by 2045, said Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 23 night (Vietnamese time) while attending a session within the framework of the virtual Leaders […]

Nuclear energy, an option for Vietnam in the long run: experts

Clean and reliable nuclear energy could help Vietnam meet its growing power demand over the long term and ensure its development is not derailed, experts say. Prof Sheldon Landsberger of the University of Texas at Austin, the U.S., an expert in nuclear and radiation engineering, said: “With a population of nearly 100 million people, Vietnam […]

Forum discusses challenges to sustainable energy transition

Vietnam has substantial potential in offshore wind and solar power, with huge opportunities for the integration of different energy technologies and the combination of renewable energies and agriculture, experts said at the event on Tuesday.