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Indonesia’s regulatory changes set to bring more uncertainty to coal sector

Nusa Dua, Indonesia INDONESIAN coal miners said upcoming regulatory changes are putting added pressure on their businesses amid depressed prices and rising competition from other energy sources. The Indonesian government is in the process of amending coal mining rules to enforce implementation of a 2009 mineral law that requires miners to convert their mining permits […]

DoST to build ship powered by renewables

The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) is working on the construction of a hybrid trimaran, a ship designed to generate power from ocean waves, which is expected to be delivered in 2020. Rachel Habana, senior science research specialist at DoST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research, and Development (PCIEERD) said the hybrid […]

Rajiv: No question of political will, govt on track with renewable energy targets – Nation

PETALING JAYA: There is no question over political will of the government in its effort to promote the uptake of renewable energy (RE), says Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) board member Rajiv Rishyakaran. His statement was in response to economist Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram’s comment that there was a lack for political commitment to […]

Myanmar hikes electricity rates to fund grid investments

YANGON — Myanmar will raise electricity prices for the first time in five years, with rates as much as tripling for households and nearly doubling for businesses. The government’s just-announced tariff increases take effect this coming Monday and will bring relief to money-losing utilities that have sold power for far below generating costs. With urbanites buying […]

Paying it forward: Malaysia Airlines passengers can offset their carbon emissions soon

PETALING JAYA, June 25 — So we’ve all heard about refusing single-use plastics or taking shorter showers to reduce your carbon footprint. But what about voluntarily paying for the emissions caused by the flight you are on as you tick exciting holiday destinations off your bucket list? Here’s one for environmentally conscious travellers: Malaysia Airlines […]

Linde plans $1.4 bln Singapore expansion, signs Exxon supply deal

SINGAPORE, June 25 (Reuters) – Industrial gases group Linde said on Tuesday it will spend $1.4 billion to boost its Singapore gasification facilities to support the planned expansion of Exxon Mobil Corp’s nearby integrated refining complex. The investment will enable Linde’s facility on Jurong Island to supply additional hydrogen and synthesis gas to Exxon’s Singapore […]

PH, 7 other countries form ‘Asian platform’ on energy efficiency collaboration

The Philippines and seven other countries in the region have formalized “collaboration” for an Asian platform in the promotion of energy efficiency initiatives – including investment hunting as well as shoring up financing tracks for projects. The countries in the established platform involved energy service companies (ESCOs) from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore […]

Malaysia actively pursuing energy market reforms to attract investment: Azmin

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is actively pursuing energy market reforms to enhance the country’s attractiveness as the preferred destination for energy investments, said the Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today. The government according to him, continue to strive for energy market reforms even with its status as among the world’s largest liquefied […]

Dr M: Prosper-thy-neighbour policy promotes concept of shared security

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Malaysia must recognise the potential of its neighbours to forge strategic alliances on the back of a Prosper-Thy-Neighbour policy that promotes the concept of shared prosperity, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said today. The strategic alliances according to him would lead to a new energy future that was sustainable […]

PM calls for Asian O&G industry leaders to form partnerships for new energy solutions

KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): To withstand the rising challenges facing the oil and gas (O&G) industry, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is calling for Asian industry leaders to enter into strategic dialogues to open up possibilities of new avenues for collaboration that will lead to innovating new energy solutions. Delivering his keynote address at […]