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Allow Quezon power plant to run, ERC urged

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to act on Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) permit to operate the 455-megawatt (MW) power plant in Mauban, Quezon to boost the country’s power supply. “I wrote [a letter to the] ERC and I manifested to ERC the importance of it being online because […]

Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 2012-2021

Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 2015-2036

Amata gets IFC backing in sustainability push

The industrial sector in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam contributed 32.3 per cent of the region’s GDP in 2017 and provided an estimated 20 per cent of the employment, said the IFC, the private-sector arm of the World Bank. It said that industrial zones provide a good platform for supporting interventions for green buildings, […]

Analysis: Thailand excels as most flexible sweet crude buyer in Southeast Asia

Singapore — The strong uptrend in international outright crude prices has prompted Thailand to actively diversify its crude supply sources so far this year and the country may earn the title as the most flexible sweet crude importer in Southeast Asia, with state-run PTT picking up more than 10 different low sulfur grades from across the […]

Analysts predict earnings backslide

Aggregate earnings per share (EPS) of SET-listed companies are expected to fall by as much as 25% this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and plunging oil prices, says the Investment Analysts Association (IAA).

Are Thailand’s investments abroad sustainable?

Although Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced Thailand’s commitment to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2017, outbound investment remains a largely unregulated sector. Thai firms are significant investors in ASEAN countries, and Thailand’s foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region stood at US$2.37 billion in 2017 – behind only […]

As the coronavirus pandemic bites, Thailand is desperate for its US$43 billion Eastern Economic Corridor to pay off

A tech hub braided with airports, ports and high-speed rail lines to lure the brains and billions of Asia to Thailand – or a cripplingly expensive white elephant from a government struggling to reset Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy? Nearly four years after its inception, opinion is divided on the country’s US$43 billion Eastern Economic Corridor […]

Asia-Pacific Discusses Energy Transition in Support of SDG 7

8 October 2019: The tenth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development discussed opportunities to support progress on SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (climate action) across the Asia-Pacific region. Participants shared their experiences with SDG 7 implementation, and considered opportunities and barriers to achieving an energy transition in the region. The […]

Asian Energy Company Bangchak Invests in Enevate’s Fast-Charging EV Battery Technology

California-based Enevate Corp., whose innovative battery technology is addressing extreme-fast charge times for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, announced that Thai energy giant Bangchak, through its Bangchak Initiative and Innovation Center (BiiC), has invested in the company. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Enevate aims to make EV charging as fast […]