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Power plan ‘a setback for sustainable energy’

ENVIRONMENTAL watchdog Greenpeace has called Thailand’s Power Development Plan 2018 (PDP) “sugar-coated” despite its embrace of more renewable energy, saying it still hinders efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), which drafted the PDP, affirmed at public hearings last week that it had removed plans for the Krabi and Thepa […]

Towards an energy efficient ASEAN

In tandem with a renewable energy policy, energy efficiency will be key to building a reliable and sustainable energy system for the future of Southeast Asia. Energy efficiency refers to the reduced rate of energy consumption in order to produce the same amount of output. Less energy resources are needed to fuel the same level […]

Financing renewable energy development

What is the overall objective of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group? The Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) was established in June 2017 under an agreement between the Vietnamese government and development partners with the purpose of strengthening mutual partnerships and better aligning and co-ordinating external support to the Vietnamese energy sector. The VEPG is chaired […]

PH now open for natural gas investors — Cusi

TAGUIG CITY, Dec. 9 — Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the UP Statistical Center Research Foundation, Inc. (UPSCRFI) on the implementation of the Philippine Downstream Natural Gas Regulation (PDNGR). “The Philippines has been striving to make waves in the energy industry. Looking at the […]

The female electrical engineer with the first Made-in-Vietnam transformers

Nguyen Thi Nguyet, 68, is one outstanding example, representing Vietnam in 2018 within the ranks of female scientists at the Asia-Pacific Nations Network (APNN), which is part of an international network of women engineers and scientists. After graduating from the Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, Nguyet started working for Dong Anh Electrical Equipment […]

Malaysia agrees to extend its oil output cut by six months

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Malaysia will extend its oil production cuts by another six months after the agreement between OPEC and other oil producers to reduce global supply ends this year. OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed at a meeting in Vienna on Friday to a new level of production cuts from January to […]

Socio-economic Indicators

This chart shows main socio-economic indicators in ASEAN, such as GDP and Population.

Nissan Leaf launched in Thailand, EV goes for RM252k

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) is previewing the new Nissan Leaf at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). The premiere of the second-generation electric vehicle here falls in line with that mentioned earlier this year, when it was stated that the car was due to get its first public showing at the event. The […]

Taiwan’s Kymco brings electric scooters to Philippines

MANILA — Taiwanese motorcycle maker Kymco said Tuesday it hoped the government would back its electric scooter foray in the country to help cut air pollution. The Philippines has huge potential for electric scooters, given the government’s pro-environment programs, even if electricity in the country is expensive, said Kymco Philippines President Frank Yang. Kymco has […]

Argentina announces $2.3 bln joint shale oil project with Malaysia’s Petronas

Argentina’s state-controlled energy company YPF and Malaysia’s Petronas are forming a joint venture to invest $2.3 billion over the next four years in the country’s Vaca Muerta shale oil fields, the president’s office announced on Tuesday. State-owned Petronas will have an equal stake in the project through its subsidiary Petronas E&P Argentina SA, the presidency […]