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‘Not Sufficient’: Thailand Rejects Report on Lao Hydropower Dam

The Sanakham dam is one of seven mega-dams that the landlocked country is planning, in defiance of environmental and economic sense.

‘PHL must tap renewable energy sources’

Energy industry stakeholders said decisive action is key to making the Philippines energy independent and resilient.

‘Power firm with P7K capital bags P100 million deal’

MANILA, Philippines — A senior administration lawmaker yesterday revealed an obscure and under-two-year-old independent power company that managed to bag a contract that raked in hundreds of millions of pesos with only P7,000 in paid-up capital. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles questioned how and why the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines […]

‘Red tape, tight rules discourage investments in renewable energy’

Renewable energy may be one of the government’s new top sources of investment, but industry players have complained it is difficult to develop clean power projects in the Philippines largely due to bureaucratic red tape. Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines President Erel B. Narida lamented the procedure for getting a project approved is just […]

‘Rising oil prices to weigh on Philippines economic recovery’

MANILA, Philippines — The high cost of oil in the world market will remain a concern for the Philippines until next year and this could pose further risk on the already stubbornly high inflation and impact the country’s economic recovery.

‘Small hydro’ plants better than dams, says green energy activist

PETALING JAYA: “Small hydro” run of river (RoR) projects should be prioritised over dams in growing Malaysia’s reliance on hydroelectric power as they are less detrimental to the environment, says a renewable energy activist.

‘Solar energy will fill shortages,’ says Jona

Thai firm B Grimm Power Pcl has invested in a 30MW solar project in Cambodia, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Wednesday. Jona, who is the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that he welcomed the investment in solar energy, saying the project will not impact […]

‘Southeast Asia’s only vanadium flow battery company’ in MOU to accelerate deployment

VFlowTech, a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer based in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global liquid storage logistics group Advario.

‘Tesla of Thailand’ keeps factories running in virus lockdown

Thailand’s biggest electric-vehicle venture has stayed mostly in gear during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Energy Absolute Plc (EA) ontinuing construction on a lithium-ion battery plant and vehicle development. The company’s EV-boat prototypes are now being river-tested.

‘Tesla of Thailand’ Mulls Hydropower Plants to Balance EV Risks

Energy Absolute Pcl took a detour from developing solar and wind farms to lead Thailand’s biggest electric-vehicle venture. While it’s still betting that EVs have the biggest growth potential, the company is also returning to its roots in renewables. The Thai utility is assessing the viability of developing two dam-based hydropower projects in Laos, according to Deputy […]