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Indonesia’s coal price reference drops 11.73 percent

Indonesia’s coal price reference (HBA) dropped by 11.73 percent to US$71.92 per metric ton in July from $81.48 per metric ton in the previous month. Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi said on Thursday that the decline was due to external factors, particularly a production increase in China, import cuts by India and […]

Gov’t on ‘right track’ in crafting renewable energy portfolio

MANILA — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday said the Department of Energy (DOE) has put itself “right on track” in its energy direction by crafting a new program that seeks to build a renewable energy (RE) portfolio of 2,000 megawatts (MW) in 10 years. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate committee on energy, lauded the DOE’s initiative […]

RHB provides platform for dialogue on water and energy reform

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Banking Group today hosted an investor conference on water and energy sectors in Malaysia, with more than 100 local institutional investors participating. The conference highlighted the government’s efforts to reform the water and energy industries, ensure the long-term sustainable supply of clean water and explore a more efficient model for electricity generation […]

Jakarta residents sue Indonesia government over air pollution

Residents of Indonesia’s capital on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic levels of air pollution that regularly blanket the city. Jakarta has been shrouded in hazardous smog for much of the past month, with air quality readings recording high concentrations of harmful microscopic particles known as PM2.5. Fed up with what […]

Proposed Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act approved by cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The draft of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA) has been presented and approved by the Cabinet about a month ago, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. “The EECA still has to be presented to parliament and the ministry hopes that it will […]

Cambodia buys power generator from Finland

Cambodia has officially signed an agreement to buy a power generator from Finland, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official Facebook page. The Cambodian government approved the purchase of the 200MW power generator from Finland for $175 million, with it set to further bolster Phnom Penh’s power supply. Cambodia last month also agreed in principle […]

UP Diliman testing ground for 10 e-tricycles

MANILA, Philippines — E-tricycles will soon be joining “Ikot/Toki” jeepneys on the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus in Quezon City. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Wednesday that 10 of the six-seater vehicle would undergo a yearlong test run on the sprawling campus to find out how these could be […]

DOE-Japanese METI to study Mindoro Power Grid

TAGUIG CITY, July 4 — The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan are looking to review Mindoro’s Power Development Master Plan as a continuation of the power sector Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed in June 2018. Mindoro is the seventh largest island in the Philippines with […]

An efficient, sustainable future in energy

THERE was a spike in energy consumption in the last few months across the country, due to some of the highest temperatures ever experienced in the country. This often means higher energy and electricity consumption, which is relevant in today’s growing concern for sustainability, whether to choose cleaner energy sources, rising fuel prices and the […]

Domestic consumers unaffected by higher generation cost for electricity for 2H19

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has announced that the implementation of Imbalance Cost Pass-Through (ICPT) mechanism will be continued for the period of 1 July until 31 December 2019. The national utility company in an exchange filing today said for the period of 1 January until 30 June 2019, the additional generation cost or […]