Cambodia is focusing mainly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country’s goal of reducing its emissions by 21 million tonnes per year in order to combat climate change, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra.
Three solar farms with a total 120MW of installed capacities are on track to be connected to the national grid by this year’s end, to help keep pace with growing demand and slash electricity prices, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Construction of two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Sekong province in the southeast of Laos, according to a senior government official.
The organisers of Clean Energy Week 2020, EnergyLab, launched the first ever sustainable e-Mobility campaign this week to encourage people to try electric vehicles.
The European Union (EU) SWITCH-Asia Switch Garment project participated in the European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia Breakfast Talk last month on ‘How can European brands meet RE100 and other global climate goals in Cambodia?’ Switch Garment is working with key actors in the sector, including the government, brands, technology providers and factories.
Prime Minister Hun Sen requested the nation’s public and state institutions to participate in reducing electricity and clean water consumption to alleviate pressures on the national budget and enable funds to be diverted to other targeted areas.
The government will build a 40MW solar farm in Kampong Chhnang province, according to a Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official.
In a Facebook post, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen described the country’s first few drops of oil as “a blessing for Cambodia” and “an important first step”.
A wind turbine energy project with a capacity of 100 megawatts (mW) is undergoing a feasibility study in Mondulkiri province.
Khmer Enterprise, a unit under the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and EnergyLab, Cambodia’s only energy start-up incubator, have inked a partnership agreement to support clean energy start-ups in the agriculture, fishery, and aquaculture sectors in Cambodia with funds from the European Union.