Singapore LNG aims to build facility extracting chemicals from gas

SINGAPORE: Singapore LNG, operator of the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, is designing a new facility to extract chemicals from the super-chilled fuel, in a project that could help boost the island’s energy security.

Meralco says retail rates down by 3% in H1

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the Philippines’ largest power distribution utility, said Wednesday its average electricity retail rates in the first half of 2021 dropped by 3% on account of lower charges in generation, transmission, and system loss.

WPD teams up with Singapore’s Levanta on Vietnam onshore wind farm

German renewables developer WPD has partnered with Levanta Renewables of Singapore to develop the Kon Plong onshore wind energy project in Vietnam. The project, planned for a total capacity of up to 103.5MW, was initiated by Levanta, and has moved forward with support from Vietnamese partners. The partnership with WPD is aimed at driving the […]

Energy Ministry: Indonesia’s Coal Reserves Estimated to Last About 65 Years

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry’s Mineral and Coal Director-General Ridwan Djamaluddin said Indonesia still has large coal reserves of 38.84 billion tons. “We still have about 60 to 65 years to go of our [coal] reserves,” said Ridwan in the ministry’s virtual discussion on Monday, July 26, 2021.

Malaysia to Lead Global Gas Output from New Offshore Projects in 2025

Malaysia is expected to contribute about 12% or 3.1 billion cubic feet (bcf) of global natural gas production in 2025 from key offshore planned and announced projects that are expected to start operations between 2021 and 2025, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData.

Grab starts carbon credit initiative

Grab has initiated a carbon-credit programme for passengers to help offset emissions from its vehicles. According to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia, when booking a ride, users are prompted to manage their carbon neutral settings. Turning on the setting enables a voluntary contribution of $0.025 per ride, which is then used to offset the carbon […]

Singapore exploring partnerships to capture, store carbon dioxide as part of low-carbon push: Tan See Leng

SINGAPORE: As Singapore lacks suitable known geological formations needed to store carbon dioxide permanently underground, it is exploring partnerships with companies and other countries to do so .

Economic Logic Alone Will Not Curb ASEAN’s Carbon Emissions

A recent report by the climate research group Carbon Tracker grabbed headlines when it claimed that around 75 percent of current coal-fired capacity and 80 percent of planned new capacity is concentrated in just five countries: China, India, Vietnam, Japan, and Indonesia. This figure is jarring (although most of that is China and India), but […]

Hydrogen economy can help Malaysia reduce greenhouse gases, says minister

PUTRAJAYA (July 27): The hydrogen economy could help to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, said Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

Work begins on 115 MW solar park in the Philippines

The PV plant, which is Global Business Power Corporation’s (GBP) first project in the renewable energy market, is being constructed across a 135-hectare area owned by the Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation (Philcomsat) in partnership with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. and China Energy Engineering Corporation.