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52.5m tonnes of greenhouse gases generated by Singapore in 2017: MTI

SINGAPORE: Fifty-two-and-a-half million tonnes of greenhouse gases was generated by Singapore in 2017, with industries contributing about 60 per cent of this amount, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Monday (Oct 7). Around three-quarters of industries’ emissions was from the refining and petrochemicals sector, added Dr Koh. Dr Koh was responding to […]

80% of building spaces to be eco-friendly by 2030: CBRE

More large firms like CapitaLand and Lendlease are offering green leases to tenants. Majority of the gross floor area (GFA) stock in Singapore will be ‘green’ by 2030—that is, they will adapt energy and water efficiency methods integrated with green spaces and will be constructed using eco-friendly materials, real estate company CBRE reported. As of […]

9 in 10 S’pore millennials willing to do their part for the environment, but want Govt to do more: Survey

SINGAPORE — A survey by Mediacorp has found that the vast majority of Singapore millennials are concerned about the impact of climate change and want to do their part to address the problem. At the same time, they also want the Government to do more on this front — with about a quarter of millennials surveyed […]

91% of banks in Southeast Asia still fund fossil fuel – WWF study

MANILA, Philippines — In the face of existential threats from climate change and environmental degradation, the majority of banks in Southeast Asia continue to finance new coal-fired power plants. This was the finding of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which 2019 Sustainable Banking Assessment (SUSBA) showed 91 percent of the banks in the […]

A Minister On A Mission

As the world awakens to the enormity of the plastic waste crisis, Malaysia’s Yeo Bee Yin has emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s most vocal champions for biodegradable plastics and a new circular economy. SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE AsianScientist (Jul. 19, 2018) – Earlier this year, Malaysia’s Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate […]

Aboitiz Power to build $28 million battery storage

MANILA, Philippines — SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP), the joint venture of SN Power of Norway and Aboitiz Power Corp., plans to construct a $28-million battery energy storage system (BESS) at its Magat hydro electric power plant (HEPP). The facility will be used to boost the company’s ancillary services and standby power supply that can […]

ABS launches Global Sustainability Center in Singapore

The advanced ABS Global Sustainability Center is the flagship of the company’s sustainability activities worldwide and brings together its projects that focus on the de-carbonisation of shipping. Led by ABS Global Sustainability director Gurinder Singh, the facility includes a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher Wiernicki said: […]

AC energy investing $20 million for RE projects in Asia-Pacific

THE power unit of conglomerate Ayala Corp. is investing $20 million to partly finance the development, construction and operations of renewable-energy (RE) power projects in the Asia-Pacific (AsPac) region, with a goal of building a portfolio of over 1 gigawatt in the next few years. AC Energy, through AC Renewables International Pte. Ltd., will undertake these […]

AC Energy raises $225 million from maiden green bonds

MANILA, Philippines — AC Energy Inc., the energy platform of the Ayala conglomerate, has successfully raised $225 million from its maiden green bond issuance which will bankroll its renewable energy portfolio expansion. The inaugural US dollar-denominated senior green bond issuance has a five-year tenor and a coupon of 4.75 percent per annum, priced at 99.451. […]

AC Energy taps BPI Capital for global green notes offer

MANILA, Philippines — AC Energy Inc., the energy platform of the Ayala conglomerate, has appointed BPI Capital as the sole global coordinator for its proposed green notes offering. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, AC Energy said it is proposing the offering of fixed for life (non-deferrable) senior perpetual non-call three-year green notes. […]