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Vietnam, Netherlands boost cooperation in climate change adaptation

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen agreed at their meeting in Hanoi on April 9 to tighten joint work to design and implement suitable policies and measures to cope with climate change. The Vietnamese Government official welcomed his guest to Vietnam, […]

ExxonMobil’s plant expansion won’t affect Singapore’s Paris Agreement commitment

SINGAPORE: ExxonMobil’s latest project in Singapore will not affect the country’s Paris Agreement commitment, said a spokesperson for the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS). The US oil company announced on Apr 2 a multi-billion dollar expansion of its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore that will help it increase production of cleaner fuels with lower-sulphur content. The expansion project, […]

Myanmar evaluates renewable energy in garment factories

Apparel factory managers met with solar companies and regional garment associations in Myanmar last week to discuss the potential for renewable energy in the sector. The event was arranged by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA), the EU-funded SMART Myanmar project, and Swedish retailer H&M Group, in association with German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. […]

DOE, industry players to deploy measures for power sufficiency

MANILA — The Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday assured the public that measures are being jointly undertaken with power industry players to ensure sufficient electricity supply this summer in light of shrinking reserves, especially during peak consumption hours. This, after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) declared a Yellow Alert in the […]

Meralco hikes power rates for April

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will slightly increase power rates by P0.0633 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in its April billing. The latest price changes will bring electricity rates to P10.5594 per kWh from March’s P10.4961. For a typical household consuming 200 kWh, it would mean an additional P12.60 in the bill. Meanwhile, […]

New law to lure more investments for clean energy sources in PH

A newly-signed law will secure better investment climate for clean energy sources in the country and guarantee power needs to three million Filipino households that still do not have access to electricity, a senior administration lawmaker said Monday. (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN) Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, chairman of the House Committee on […]

Energy sector powering growth in Laos

VIENTIANE, April 8 (Xinhua) — Laos’ energy sector is set to boost its installed capacity to about 9,152.9 megawatts (MW) in 2019, once 12 more power plants kickstart commercial operations. According to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the 12 projects, which are currently under construction, will have an additional installed capacity of 1,959.94 MW. […]

Chinese construction rush aggravates Cambodia’s electricity shortage

Amid chronic blackouts, the Cambodian People’s Party government is getting poor marks for energy planning.    © Reuters PHNOM PENH — Regular power blackouts are plaguing Cambodia where the national grid is starved by drought-stricken hydropower plants and stressed by booming demand from heavy Chinese investment in the construction sector. Power shortages have caused weeks of scheduled […]

Cambodia steps up fight against climate change

PHNOM PENH, 8 April 2019 – Considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia is taking major steps to improve its resilience and reduce its disaster risk with support from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. To build Cambodia’s resilience and […]

Total power consumption hits over 3,600 MW in April

The country’s total power consumption hit a record high of 3,609 megawatts (MW) in April, up over 250 MW compared with the same period last year, according to Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr. Tun Naing. The annual power production reached 2,097 MW in 2014, 2,362 MW in 2015, 2,743 MW in 2016, 2,790 […]