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‘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 […]

[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 […]

#TECH: Reduce congestion and carbon footprint with Ryde

The Ryde app will reduce congestion and carbon footprint, writes Nur Zarina Othman DO you know that in 2018, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for Malaysia were 257,840 kt (kilotonnes)? Based on data published by Knoema, an integrated global data platform, Malaysia records high CO2 emissions, with an increase from 113,853.4 kt in 1999 to 257,840 […]

$13 bn investment, 15,000 hectares of land: What will go in creating the world’s largest solar farm

Australian technology billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has recently announced that he would be investing in Singapore-based Sun Cable to create the world’s largest solar farm. Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71472108.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

$4 bln LNG plant asking price too low: trade ministry

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is concerned the investor of a $4-billion power plant won’t be able to commit to its proposed electricity price tag. The trade ministry supports inclusion of a 3,200 MW liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu as part of the national power plan. […]

$500-M waste-to-energy plant proposed in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — The provincial government announced Friday that a British banker has presented a proposal to build a 100-megawatt (MGW) power plant using solid wastes with funding of USD500 million. Vice Governor Crisanta Garcia said documentation was already ongoing for the proponent’s desire to set up the plant at the Freeport Area of […]