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Philippines government signs pact on renewable energy scheme for Palawan

The Filipino Department of Energy (DOE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the provincial government of Palawan to develop a new renewable energy scheme. The Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS) project aims to improve energy efficiency, safety, security in Palawan, which is a thin archipelagic province in the far southwest […]

Sapura Energy’s 3rd quarter results will not dent the company

KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd will be able to ride over the challenging third quarter financial results ended September due to its strong fundamentals, solid order book of RM18.2 billion, rebounding crude oil prices as well as full support of its majority shareholder, Permodalan Nasional Bhd. Analysts and industry sources said these are challenging times […]

Nexans wins major subsea grid contract in Philippines

French cable company Nexans has won a contract worth over $100m for a major interconnection project in the Philippines. With power consumption in Philippines rising by almost 80 per cent in the last 15 years, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has launched the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project to connect the three grids of […]

Southeast Asia’s Clean Energy Challenge

While the region can’t give up on coal for now, there is a lot it can do to get clean. December 12 marks the third anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a compact intended to catalyze a global reduction in carbon emissions. Yet all the statistics suggest the problem is getting worse: the latest report from the International Energy […]

Germany to loan Cambodia $33.95m for rural grid upgrade

But the signing date is not yet set as the duration and interest will have yet to be negotiated. Germany will loan Cambodia $33.95m (EUR30m) to support the country’s move to upgrade its rural energy grid and boost solar energy, the German embassy to Cambodia announced. The loan was agreed upon in the embassy’s meeting […]

EVN to provide free installation service to poor households

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) will bring light to more than 16,000 poor households and policy beneficiaries’ families nationwide in December through providing them with free reparation and installation of electricity supply systems. During the final month of the year, the EVN will also install roof-top solar panels in 100 schools and some […]

The ‘Asean century’ for renewable energy

THE coming years could be a watershed moment for renewable energy (RE) in the Asean region. Although South-East Asia is considered a laggard in terms of RE deployment, the region is, arguably, where the most significant potential for sustainably-sourced energy lie. The conditions for the development of RE here, particularly solar energy, could not be […]

Reach Energy discovers new oil at North Kariman-3

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Reach Energy Bhd announced today that initial testing of the exploration well at North Kariman-3 (NK-3) in its Emir Oil concession block onshore Kazakhstan has yielded positive results. “The NK-3 well has been safely and successfully executed as budgeted,” it said, noting that the well penetrated the target Mid-Triassic carbonate reservoirs, […]

Meralco to roll out 1-M prepaid meters

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is rolling out a million prepaid meters once it gets the green light from regulators to cope with growing demand. The power distributor has filed for approval to install nearly a million meters in the past three years, Meralco senior vice president Alfredo Panlilio told The STAR. […]

Energy group Total and Corbion start up new Thai bioplastics plant

PARIS (Reuters) – French energy group Total (TOTF.PA) and Dutch partner Corbion (CORB.AS) said they had started operations at their new bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant run by the joint venture Total Corbion PLA would be able to produce 75,000 tonnes a year of poly lactic acid (PLA), which is experiencing rising demand. […]