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Nuclear plants support realization of 2025 energy mix target: Official

The government still views nuclear power plants as an option to achieve the renewable energy mix target of 23 percent by 2025, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko stated.

Indonesia advances carbon capture, storage and utilisation ambitions

Indonesia’s national oil company Pertamina and Mitsui of Japan have launched a joint feasibility study on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) commercialisation in Indonesia. The study aims to evaluate the carbon dioxide subsurface storage capacity of the oil and gas fields with declining production, including the Rokan block onshore Central Sumatra.

Consider return to nuclear energy, Vietnam urged

Vietnam should restart its nuclear energy program by 2030 to reach the goal of carbon emission neutrality that it has committed to achieve by 2050, said experts. “Restarting the nuclear power program by 2030 is the only way to achieve our net-zero carbon commitment by 2050 (as committed at COP26),” former head of the Vietnam […]

Petronas and Schlumberger team up for CCS

Petronas has signed a memorandum of understanding with Schlumberger to jointly explore opportunities in the areas of sustainability, digital and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, as well as research and development projects.

Vietnam proposes developing nuclear power on small scale

The Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed developing nuclear energy on a small scale post 2030 in its latest version of the draft Vietnam Power Development Plan from 2021–2030 (PDP8) with a vision towards 2045.

Eppo: Energy use to grow

The Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo) forecasts the country’s energy consumption in 2020 to rise 1.8% to 2.78 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOED), in line with Thai GDP and demand. This projection is based on GDP in 2020 growing 2.7-3.7% and the baht trading at 30.50-31.50 baht per US dollar. Crude […]

Prof Reacts to Prabowo Subianto’s Natuna Military Base Plan

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – International law professor, Hikmahanto Juwana, form University Indonesia said that he is apprehensive about Prabowo Subianto’s idea to establish an Indonesian Natuna military base in the Riau Islands, and the country’s eastern region. “What I am most worried about is if it would create friction over Natuna sea, especially between [state authorities], which would involve weaponry,” said the professor […]

Energy Ministry introduces outline for dynamic growth

The Energy Ministry has announced 10 urgent action plans for 2020 to support living expenses for Thais, maintain the country’s energy security and become a regional leader in the sector. Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said the ministry has to carry out several missions next year to ensure dynamic growth in the economy. A new round […]

Drought, dams may lead to death of Mekong

BANGKOK: THE livelihood of millions of people in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam will be affected as drought and newly-built dams impede the Mekong River’s flow, drying up segments of the once fast-flowing river. Observers predict that these two factors may lead to the death of the 4,700km waterway. At a discussion on the […]

The coming dynamo

Energy storage systems (ESS) using lithium-ion batteries should soon be a rising star, as many Thai companies are heavily investing in researchers, engineers and think tanks to enhance their competitiveness in the field. The government is supporting the business through investment incentives for Thai and foreign companies to capture rising demand for ESS at the […]