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‘Tweaking energy mix to grow RE share key to fighting climate risk ’

ONE way to address climate change and to fortify the Philippines against climate risks is to review and revise its energy mix, renewable-energy (RE) experts asserted in the 2019 State of Nature Assessment or “Green Sona.” In the Philippines, coal continues to account for bulk of the country’s energy mix—more than half—and is largely seen as the […]

‘Unbundling’ oil prices is not regulatory, DOE official says

The Department of Energy (DOE) is firm in its position requiring oil companies to “unbundle” or reveal the details of how pump prices of petroleum products are adjusted. In a chance interview on the sidelines of 7th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit in Pasay City on Wednesday, Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III said “asking of […]

‘Vietnam can leap the hurdles and take its place as an offshore wind leader’

Home to a population of over 96 million, Vietnam’s energy needs are ever-increasing and it is one of the most energy-intensive economies in the world. With more than 3,000km of coastline, Vietnam could become Asia’s future leader in offshore wind, but not without overcoming challenges.

‘We attack,’ Indonesia declares in joint bid with Malaysia to shield palm oil

JAKARTA — Palm oil giants Indonesia and Malaysia are teaming up to fight what they call a smear campaign targeted at the commodity. The move sets the stage for what activists say will be a costly PR war that takes the focus away from efforts to clean up the industry.

‘We’ll burn if we don’t act now’: Philippines urged to learn lessons from Australian bushfires

MANILA, Philippines — The massive bushfires raging across Australia that have reportedly killed nearly half a billion animals are a warning to the world and should prod countries to set a firm course for climate action. Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment stressed this in a statement Monday as it called on President Rodrigo Duterte […]

‘World Bank indirectly funding Asian coal projects’

[JAKARTA] An international team of environmental and financial experts claim in a report that contrary to declarations it made in 2013, the World Bank (WB) has been indirectly funding coal mining projects in Asia. According to the report, published this month (11 April),  the WB’s private-sector arm – the International Financial Corporation (IFC) – has […]

‘World’s first international hydrogen supply chain’ realised between Brunei and Japan

A consortium in Japan says it has “realised the world’s first international hydrogen supply chain”, after successfully extracting H2 from a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) shipped from Brunei. The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) demonstration project aims to show that a global hydrogen supply chain can be established using LOHC — a […]

‘Yellow alert’ in Luzon as San Lorenzo power plant trips

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has put the Luzon grid under yellow alert from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, as San Lorenzo natural gas power plant modules tripped this morning.

[Re]Energize Indonesia Hackathon Searches for Renewable Energy Solutions

New Energy Nexus Indonesia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting renewable energy economy, has recently launched the first smart and renewable energy-themed hackathon in the country, [Re]Energize Indonesia.

#TECH: Passion for climate change sparked smart energy consumption solution for buildings

BUILDINGS consume a lot of energy from the use of air-conditioners, lights and other equipment. Can these be controlled and managed for better energy consumption? This was on Saikrishnan Ranganathan’s mind when he and his business partner, Max Pagel, decided to set up SensorFlow, an energy management and smart home automation start-up. THE BEGINNING The […]