Singapore’s industrial champions are rewriting their playbook

The triple shock of the pandemic, disruptive tech and climate change is pushing Singapore to rewrite one of the world’s most successful economic models.

Min Aung Hlaing touts electric train plans as Myanmar suffers daily blackouts

Myanmar is not generating enough power to supply its factories and homes, and the country faces daily hours-long blackouts, but its dictator Min Aung Hlaing is dreaming about electric trains and cars.

Renewables get a lift in Thailand

We believe that Thailand will experience robust growth in non-hydroelectric renewable energy, in line with its declaration at the COP26 climate talks of a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Takiyuddin: SAVE 3.0 programme offers e-rebate of up to RM400 for purchase of energy-efficient electrical appliances

The Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency (SAVE) 3.0 programme offers e-rebate of up to RM400 for the purchase of energy-efficient electrical appliances this year, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan. The Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Minister, when launching the programme on Friday (Jan 7), said SAVE 3.0 was expected to benefit 140,000 households in the […]

Singapore should prepare itself to capture opportunities in green economy: PAP MPs

There are opportunities to be reaped in the world’s quest to rely less on fossil fuels, and Singapore should start preparing itself to capture them, a group of People’s Action Party (PAP) MPs have urged.

Vietnamese Car Maker VinFast Invests In Israeli Electric Vehicle Battery Startup

VinFast, the automobile arm of Vietnam’s largest conglomerate Vingroup, has led an $80 million funding round for Israeli electric vehicle battery developer StoreDot. The deal is expected to help VinFast secure fast-charging batteries for its own EVs as it prepares to launch in the U.S.

How Indonesia, the world’s top thermal coal exporter, hit a supply crunch

Indonesia, the world’s biggest thermal coal exporter, sent shockwaves through global energy markets this week by suspending exports of the fuel in January due to critically low coal supplies at domestic power plants.

Indonesia aims for coal ban resolution at weekend

Indonesian officials aim to wrap up discussions at the weekend about whether to lift a ban on coal exports, after a minister declared an end to a domestic supply crisis that sent international prices higher this week.

A credit to the community

With carbon credit trading getting off the ground in Thailand, the community responsible for Ban Ton Phueng community forest in Tambon Mae Pong, Chiang Mai province, is hoping its efforts to manage carbon emissions will help generate income.

Indonesia Revokes More Than 2,000 Mining, Forestry Permits

Indonesia’s leader announced Thursday that his administration was revoking more than 2,000 mining and forest-use permits to correct inequality and protect the environment, two months after he signed global pacts to reduce deforestation and coal-fueled power plants.