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Thailand is to impose a carbon tax on 3 major economic sectors

BANGKOK – The Excise Department plans to impose a carbon tax on the energy, transport and industrial sectors to help Thailand achieve its goals of carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2063, as well as cut the cost of imported fuel.

Businesses need to accelerate their existing adoption of digitisation, electrification and automation in an effort to curb climate change and gear towards sustainability.

ASEAN Advances Clean Energy Transition with Innovative Funding and Collaborative Partnerships

The 2023 ASEAN Chair agenda, themed “Epicenter of Growth,” highlights two crucial principles: energy security and funding stability. To bolster the energy transition in the region, ASEAN leaders underscored the need for innovative financing solutions.

Australia Announces $50m Climate Funding for Indonesian SMEs

Jakarta. Australia will provide $50 million in climate funding to Indonesia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as startups, according to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese when hosting President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Sydney.

Malaysia to launch national energy transition and hydrogen roadmaps

Malaysia this year will launch two more national strategic energy roadmaps as the Asean nation further embraces the energy transition. “Of paramount importance is the national energy transition roadmap, which will outline the overarching strategy and high-impact initiatives to expedite the energy transition efforts,” Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said.

Climate change actions will spur green growth, says Brunei Finance Minister

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 24 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Actions addressing the impacts of climate change, including energy transition, will offer opportunities to drive growth in green jobs and low carbon technologies.

ASEAN Mulls Establishing Carbon Neutrality Task Force

A task force focusing on ASEAN’s carbon neutrality could soon be in the pipeline, according to a recent press statement by the Southeast Asian bloc.

Indonesia Seeks Cooperation with the Philippines for EV Downstream Sector

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) is eyeing to establish a partnership with the Philippines in the downstream sector of electric vehicle, or EV, production. Kadin chairman Arsjad Rasjid said that Indonesia has the world’s largest nickel reserves. The cooperation between the neighboring nations leads the electric vehicle ecosystem in ASEAN and […]

Companies urged to be energy efficient

MANILA – Philippine companies are urged to shift to more energy-efficient practices to embrace sustainability and in the long run, lower costs. Innovation Day Philippines was held in Makati to discuss ways for businesses to find solutions for energy efficiency and energy resiliency. The event was organized by Schneider Electric and attended by officials from […]

EV Charging Stations Open in 8 Rest Areas of Trans Java Toll Road

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The government has prepared a number of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (SPKLU) along the Trans Java Toll Road, which is the main Eid homecoming or mudik route.