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‘Center Of The Global Battery Industry’: Samsung Builds $1.3 Billion EV Battery Plant In Malaysia

Samsung Electronics’ battery arm, Samsung SDI, has broken ground on a $1.3 billion factory in Malaysia to take advantage of the Southeast Asian country’s solid yet inexpensive tech climate and vie for a place in the growing global market for electric vehicle batteries.

‘Closure of Petron refinery possible’

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s last remaining oil refinery is also in danger of closing down, burdened by the heavy cost of operations due to what it describes as the uneven playing field between importers and refiners.

‘Coal is still king’ in Southeast Asia even as countries work toward cleaner energy

Coal is still a dominant fuel in the rapidly growing economies of Southeast Asia, even amid a general global move toward cleaner energy sources, data from several recent reports show. “The narrative surrounding coal has been pessimistic across the world. This will result in the gradual slowdown of new coal-fired capacity in Southeast Asia,” said Jacqueline Tao, […]

‘Coal plants to boost Luzon grid capacity’

Nearly 6,000 megawatts (MW) of total power generation capacity would be added to the Luzon grid until 2025, the Department of Energy (DOE) said.

‘Days in the sun’

SUMMER is fast approaching, and with it comes a surge in electricity consumption due to rising temperatures.

‘Doubt your electric bill? We climb power poles’

If consumers suspect their electric bill is too high, they can call their local electricity engineer’s office to double check their power usage and ensure the charge is correct, said U Khin Maung Win, deputy minister of Electricity and Energy.

‘Eco treasure’ Sabah could be Malaysia’s renewable energy leader

Power outages making headlines in 2022 are an embarrassment for all Malaysians and another reminder of the inadequacy of the nation’s energy grids. For Sabahans, the severity of its impact on industries and hospitals is literally costing them their jobs and putting their lives at risk. Without proactive and workable policies and solutions, Sabah faces […]

‘Ensure power supply for vaccine rollout’

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has urged that power supply stability in the Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin) be further improved in preparation for the coming summer months and the rollout of the government’s Covid-19 vaccine program.

‘Govt must include energy efficiency in power mix’

AN energy group is calling on the government to include energy efficiency as one of the resources in charting the country’s energy mix. In a panel discussion during this week’s 2019 Philippine Infrastructure Conference, the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance proposed that governments, be it here or overseas, “should slowly move toward incorporating energy efficiency as […]

‘Green finance’ led by S’pore can help mobilise global action against climate change: Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE – Even though Singapore accounts for only a tiny fraction of global emissions, it aims to use “green financing”, technology and innovation to help mobilise the fight against “the ultimate challenge for humankind” of climate change, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Monday (Nov 11). Mr Ong, who is also a board member […]