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Chinese dams ramp up Lao external debt

The European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) yesterday highlighted the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, and appealed to firms with operations in the Kingdom to embrace green technologies. Speaking after a press conference on the green economy organised by the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ), Rogier Van Mansvelt, vice chairman of the chamber’s green […]

Budget 2019: Household electricity bill subsidy increased

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 ― The government will increase household electricity bill subsidy from RM20 and below to RM40 and below, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. However, he said in line with the government’s intention to implement targeted subsidies, the channeling of the subsidy would be dedicated to the poor and hardcore poor registered with […]

Philippines mulls lifting West Philippine Sea oil exploration ban

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is considering to lift the moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea to be able to move forward with an agreement with China. Manila is hoping to finalize the terms of an agreement with Beijing on the possible joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea […]

Toyota brings forward Thai hybrid battery production

Toyota plans to bring forward its investment in its Thai hybrid vehicle battery plant by a year citing potential shortages of batteries in Japan, according to local reports. The Japanese automaker was awarded tax incentives for its THB19bn (US$575m) investment in hybrid vehicle production and related parts including doors assemblies, bumpers and axles, in Chachoengsao […]

Rosita restoration efforts in full swing – Cusi

CAUAYAN, Isabela, Nov. 1 — The Department of Energy (DOE) presented the initial damage assessment on the effects of Tropical Storm (TS) Rosita at the briefing conducted by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) – Region 2 at the Hotel Andrea in Cauayan City, Isabela on November 1. In a statement, Energy Chief Alfonso G. […]

Yeo: Malaysia can save at least RM47bil over 15 years by being more energy efficient

KUALA LUMPUR: The nation stands to save a minimum of RM47bil over the next 15 years if becomes more energy efficient, says Minister of Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin (pic). To work towards this, 50 government buildings will be retrofitted with energy efficient lightings and appliances by next […]

Philippines utility aims to become ‘major player’ in renewable energy

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the major utility of the Philippines, plans to set up 1GW of solar and wind projects in the medium term, according to the head of the firm’s power generation unit. Rogelio Singson, president of Meralco PowerGen Corp. (MGen), told PV Tech: “There is a clear recognition that we want to […]

New target needed on Asean energy

THAILAND’S Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan has asked the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) to conduct a study to revise the target for energy use under Asean Ministers on Energy Meetings (AMEM) after Asean countries reached the exisiting target sooner than planned in 2021. Siri said that a committee will study the new […]

US$500 million power plant set to take shape in Ahlone

Toyo Thai Power Myanmar Co Ltd (TPMC) plans to invest between US$350 million (K471 billion) to US$500 million to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant, U Htet Aung Mon, general manager of TTCL Power Myanmar said. TPMC is the subsidiary of Thailand-based TTCL Public Co Ltd. The LNG power plant expected to […]

Combating climate change through industrial efficiency

The TEST programme, which aims to fight the effects of climate change by helping corporations adopt efficient and environmentally friendly processes, was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh. ‘TEST’ stands for ‘transfer of environmentally sound technology’. The project, set to run for four years between 2018 and 2021, is a collaboration between the United Nation Industrial […]