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Survey: Less coal, more solar, say citizens of Belt & Road countries

JAKARTA — Citizens of countries participating in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, strongly prefer clean energy over the coal projects that have become Beijing’s calling card, a new survey shows. The findings, from a multi-country survey, commissioned by environmental group E3G, were published ahead of an international forum hosted in Beijing for leaders […]

Gesits electric motorcycle hits market with Rp 24.9 million price tag

PT Gesits Tecnologies Indo (GTI) is now selling its maiden product, the electric scooter, for Rp 24.9 million (US$1,753). “After passing through a series of research tests and the construction and production stages, we are proud to present Gesits […] which uses electric power technology,” said PT GTI CEO Harun Sjech on Thursday as quoted by He said the company […]

Hun Sen leaves Kingdom for Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his delegation left the Kingdom yesterday to attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing where a number of assistance agreements are expected to be signed. Mr Hun Sen was invited to attend the second Belt and Road Forum by Chinese President Xi Jinping. He is accompanied by deputy prime […]

Thailand’s green meetings prove Asean’s commitment to sustainability goals

Thailand will host more than 70 major Asean meetings this year, with an additional 200 supporting meetings also on the cards. Every single one of these requires large amounts of fuel to ferry participants from various capitals to Bangkok or other Thai cities, as well as electricity for the venues. It is no secret that […]

Lao electricity to bring forex

Electricity generation looks set to take a leading role in supplying Laos with foreign exchange in the coming years, according to data from the Bank of the Lao PDR. The central bank released its latest annual economic report recently, providing readers with data that reflects changes in the contributors of foreign exchange. According to data […]

Hydrogen next big thing for low-carbon future, ADB climate expert says

Developing countries like the Philippines could emerge as the “big winners” if they move toward a hydrogen economy, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In an Asian Development Blog, ADB Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Chief of Energy Sector Group Yongping Zhai said hydrogen energy is “the next big thing” in the bid […]

DOE eyes 70% cap on power plants’ contracting capacity by Q3

MANILA — Power producers in the Philippines will be required to have a 70-percent cap on their contracting capacities, likely by the third quarter of 2019, to ensure availability of buffer supply during times of need. Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella, in a briefing Wednesday, said they are now in talks with […]

The future of sustainable energy in Singapore

The future of sustainable energy in Singapore is bright, according to experts who spoke at a recent forum on clean energy. As part of Singapore’s Smart Nation journey, the city-state has started to implement clean energy initiatives such as the SolarNova programme and is embarking on intensive research and development to increase the contribution of […]

One in five Indonesians don’t believe human activity causes climate change

A survey has revealed that 18 percent of Indonesians do not believe human activity causes climate change, while another 6 percent believe that the climate is not changing at all. Indonesia has the highest percentage of climate change deniers among 23 countries surveyed in a study conducted from Feb. 28 to March 26 by global public opinion and data company […]

Industrial estate eyes on-site power

Workers install solar panels. Egat is keen on developing on-site power generation via solar rooftop at industrial estates to promote the smart grid. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu) Two state-run agencies — the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) — are teaming up with Pinthong Industrial Park to […]