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‘Tweaking energy mix to grow RE share key to fighting climate risk ’

ONE way to address climate change and to fortify the Philippines against climate risks is to review and revise its energy mix, renewable-energy (RE) experts asserted in the 2019 State of Nature Assessment or “Green Sona.” In the Philippines, coal continues to account for bulk of the country’s energy mix—more than half—and is largely seen as the […]

‘Vietnam can leap the hurdles and take its place as an offshore wind leader’

Home to a population of over 96 million, Vietnam’s energy needs are ever-increasing and it is one of the most energy-intensive economies in the world. With more than 3,000km of coastline, Vietnam could become Asia’s future leader in offshore wind, but not without overcoming challenges.

$8 million solar bike investment unveiled

The Korea Energy Agency (KEA) has announced it is planning to invest in a project supplying electric bikes and building solar charging stations in the Kingdom. KEA, a government agency carrying out national energy policies for energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy dissemination, plans to inject 10 billion won ($8 million) in its project, local media […]

1-MW Solar Array to cut carbon emission of TMPC plant in Laguna

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) inaugurated its 1-megawatt (MW) Solar Array at its assembly plant in Laguna. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said this was one of TMP’s major initiatives to minimize its carbon footprint and help mitigate the effects of climate change, based on the global Toyota Environmental Challenge (TEC) 2050. TMP […]

10 MW Hybrid Rooftop and Floating Solar Project to be Developed in Cambodia

Cleantech Solar will develop a 10 MW of hybrid floating and rooftop solar power project for Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (CMIC) facility at Kampo, Cambodia. Out of 10 MW solar project, 2.8 MW floating solar power project will be built on CMIC’s reservoir, and 7 MW solar project will be installed across multiple rooftops […]

100 plants mulled for solar waste.

The Industry Ministry is considering setting up a plant to handle old and irreparably damaged solar cells. It would also support private companies in establishing roughly 100 plants to either repair or recycle about 90% of between 620,000 and 790,000 tonnes of solar cells whose lives will start to expire in the next three years, […]

100mW solar project a blueprint worth following in future: ADB

Cambodia’s National Solar Park Project, a 100 megawatt (mW) project, which will be the largest to date in the Kingdom, is expected to be completed by early 2022.

115 MW of geothermal capacity under development on Flores Island, Indonesia

State utility PT PLN supports development on Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia, by adding electricity capacity in the region. PLN also ‘challenged’ investors to invest in the island. The state-owned electricity company even affirms that it is ready to meet the electricity needs of business people who will expand in Flores and its […]

14 power plants to be given more time to start up

The government has given the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) the go-ahead to extend the deadline for 14 renewable power plants to start commercial operations. The Energy Policy Administrative Committee (Epac) approved the ERC proposal after many operators called for the government to ease the commercial operations date (COD) conditions.

2.2m jobs by 2030: Clean energy’s employment promise for Asean

Before his father entered the operating theatre for emergency heart surgery in 2008, Robin Pho promised he would join the family’s business, an Indonesian supplier of manpower for the oil and gas industry, which had been struggling to stay afloat in the wake of that year’s financial crisis. When oil prices collapsed in 2014, many […]