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Myanmar state counselor stresses utmost effort to increase power production

YANGON, May 18 (Xinhua) — Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the need to make utmost effort to increase electricity production, saying that the government has set up new infrastructure for the power system including installation of new cable lines and opening of new sub-power stations. Aung San Suu Kyi, who is […]

ADB President reaffirms support for Malaysia during meeting with Dr M

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao held a discussion Friday on how the bank can support Malaysia in areas such as water, urban transport and renewable energy.This included the possibility of lending to help Malaysia incorporate more advanced technologies, diversify its project funding sources, and […]

Climate change issues remain the priority

The government will continue to place issues pertaining to climate change as a priority, while pushing for more efforts and introducing various related initiatives that would support the aim. Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin said the ministry will also continue to promote a green industry through different incentives […]

Malaysia aims to become 100pc renewable energy nation

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysia is getting ready to make a transition towards 100 per cent renewable energy to make the environment more sustainable, competitive, efficient and greener. Malaysia’s Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the transition would be possible after Malaysia signs the global initiative RE100 agreement, probably in […]

Luzon power supply tight until August — NGCP

MANILA, Philippines — Residents of Luzon will continue to experience tight power supply in the next three months. At a briefing on Wednesday, Fidel Dagsaan, National Grid Corp. of the Philippines division head for power network planning, said the Luzon grid is expected to normalize in September yet when hydropower plants resume operations after the […]

Govt inks pact on sustainability

Thailand and the Netherlands have signed a declaration of intent to enhance cooperation on sustainability and climate change. According to the Embassy of the Netherlands in Thailand, 15 organisations from the two countries — including Siam Cement Group, Charoen Pokphand Group, ThaiBev, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines — inked the deal at the Dutch-Thai Sustainability […]

Adaro expects to install first renewable power plant in 2020

Indonesia’s second largest coal producer PT Adaro Energy, through its subsidiary PT Adaro Power, plans to complete its first commercial renewable energy power plant with a battery capacity of 6.5 megawatts (MW) to electrify two islands in Central Sulawesi, Paku and Umbele Morowali. The renewable energy project is a joint venture with French electricity company […]

Electricity imports to drop, exports to drive growth in Laos

VIENTIANE, May 16 (Xinhua) — The amount of electricity imported by Laos is likely to drop in 2019 as the country witnesses a surge in electricity generation, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday. In 2018, Laos spent 15.4 million U.S. dollars on electricity imports, less than the 18 million U.S. dollars spent in 2017, […]

Putrajaya to study need for Climate Change Act

The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a Climate Change Act, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. Yeo said today that the study, which will be conducted through a collaboration between the Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and the […]

Thai government is going DIY and building its own converted EVs, report says

Converting older cars into electric vehicles was once one of the only ways to get an EV in your driveway, but it’s gone somewhat out of fashion as commercially available, purpose-built EVs have become common. But the government of Thailand reportedly plans to develop its own electric vehicles. Specifically, the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of […]