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NYK to Participate in Demonstration of Tidal Energy in Singapore

Yesterday, NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. have reached an agreement to participate in a long-term demonstration of tidal energy being sponsored by MAKO Energy Pte. Ltd.* and Sentosa Development Corporation**, which will provide the demonstration site. The demonstration will start next spring in a first-time attempt to commercialize tidal energy in Singapore. 1.Background In accordance […]

Singapore’s GIC backs EV charging network ChargePoint’s $240m funding

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has joined a group of investors backing the $240-million Series H funding in ChargePoint, a California-headquartered electric vehicle charging network, according to an announcement. ChargePoint claims to have more than 57,000 independently owned public and semi-public charging spots and thousands of customers. Other investors in the round include American Electric […]

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 […]

Southeast Asia’s electric car revolution

Driving attitudes across the region has changed dramatically with the introduction of electric vehicles into the personal mobility market. As more and more consumers become environmentally conscious, the demand for electric vehicles has seen an uptick. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) indicates that in 2040, 54 percent of cars sold will be […]

Philippine regulator opposes net metering expansion

The Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has said the removal of the 100 kW cap for solar installations under net metering would be difficult for the nation’s grid to accomodate. Meanwhile, a proposal to raise the threshhold is being discussed in the country’s Senate. The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a statement announcing that […]

Diesel-electric hybrid buses to hit the road in December 2018

SINGAPORE – The first 10 diesel-electric hybrid buses in a fleet of 50 will be on the road from next month (Dec 2018), as part of the national effort to make the public bus fleet here more environmentally friendly. They will be run by operators SBS Transit and SMRT, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) […]

We are not against palm oil, but against deforestation: Greenpeace

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace Indonesia has responded to a statement from the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and the Indonesian Oil Palm Farmers Association (Apkasindo) that called on the government to take firm action against Greenpeace, which they said was harming Indonesia’s economy. “To be clear, Greenpeace is not anti-palm oil, it is anti-deforestation,” Kiki Taufik, head of Greenpeace Indonesia Global […]

Prabowo makes case for Indonesia to be self-sufficient

Presidential candidate’s big push strategy includes food, water, energy self-sufficiency Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he has a “big push strategy” to make the country a prosperous nation, catching up with some of its South-east Asian neighbours. Among the core programmes is achieving self-sufficiency in food, energy and water, Mr Prabowo said in […]

Grab pilots e-scooter sharing service in NUS

Users will need to download the GrabWheels app to avail the service. Grab’s innovation arm, Grab Ventures, has introduced an electric scooter (e-scooter) sharing service in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), an announcement revealed. During the three-month trial which already started on 19 November, e-scooters are deployed across eight parking stations on […]

House pushes for ‘energy one-stop shop’

MANILA — The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading this week a measure seeking to streamline the process of securing the necessary permits for power generation projects through an Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (eVOSS). With 215 affirmative votes, seven negative votes and no abstention, the Lower House approved House Bill 8417, which aims […]