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‘Tesla of Thailand’ powers vision of electric paradise

Thailand could be on the verge of an electric vehicle (EV) revolution. After decades of promising ubiquitous plug-in stations and quiet roads full of whirring, non-petrol-powered cars, the futuristic fantasy could soon be a reality. Dubbed the “Tesla of Thailand”, SET-listed Energy Absolute (EA) will kick off the first phase of its 100-billion-baht lithium-ion battery […]

‘Murang Kuryente Act’ to lower electricity rates in next few months

MANILA, Philippines — The newly-signed “Murang Kuryente Act” will lower consumers’ electricity rates by October or November this year, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Friday. “It will be seen probably on the fourth quarter of this year, October or November but the deadline is 90 days,” Gatchalian, chairman of Senate committee on energy, told ABS-CBN […]

‘Not sacrificing my grandchildren’s future’: Minister Luhut vows govt will protect environment

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has asserted the government’s commitment to not sacrifice the archipelago’s environment for economic development. Speaking during a discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday, Luhut said Indonesia was looking for its own “equilibrium; not that used by the United States and Europe.” “I will never issue any regulations that […]

‘Unbundling’ oil prices is not regulatory, DOE official says

The Department of Energy (DOE) is firm in its position requiring oil companies to “unbundle” or reveal the details of how pump prices of petroleum products are adjusted. In a chance interview on the sidelines of 7th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit in Pasay City on Wednesday, Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III said “asking of […]

$13 bn investment, 15,000 hectares of land: What will go in creating the world’s largest solar farm

Australian technology billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has recently announced that he would be investing in Singapore-based Sun Cable to create the world’s largest solar farm. Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71472108.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

10 years in, industry takes the lead in advancing green buildings in Singapore

Reflecting the growing importance of green buildings for Singapore’s climate strategy and economic development, the national certification scheme for building and construction professionals has been refreshed and handed over to new management. From this July, professionals who want to be certified in the design and development of green buildings will obtain their qualification from the […]

100 Honda PCX e-scooters have been leased for P2,000/month in Romblon

Imagine a place with no shopping malls, no movie houses, no air-conditioned buses, no five-star hotels, no fast-food chains, and no theme parks. We bet you’d have second thoughts about staying in such a place, especially for a long period of time. We’re talking about Romblon, a place so small, a tourist can easily complete the […]

25th meeting of Mekong Council reviews work on river

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The 25th meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council was convened in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on November 28. It brought together 120 delegates from the council’s four member countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The commission’s dialogue partners – China and Myanmar, and […]

4 energy projects given EPNS certifications

Four new energy projects had been accorded “certificates of energy project of national significance” (CEPNS) by the Department of Energy (DOE) entailing that they are entitled to streamlined project permitting and approval processes. These CEPNS energy ventures include the Galoc field area and development which is an investment in the upstream oil and gas sector; […]

444 gas stations found imposing higher tax

MANILA, Philippines — Over 400 gas stations have already imposed additional excise tax on fuel products as the Department of Energy (DOE) continues to monitor the industry for the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law’s proper implementation. The DOE-Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB) said yesterday it has  received 444 reports on the retail […]