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Philippines biogas facility to produce 50,000MWh energy from fruit waste

Metro Pacific Investments inked a deal with Dole Philippines for the $19.05m project. The Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPI) inked a deal with agricultural producer Dole Philippines, Inc. (DPI) to design, construct, and operate facilities that will process fruit waste and produce around 50,000MWh of biogas. MPI has set aside $19.05m (Php1b) for the […]

Pence in Southeast Asia: Ways forward for U.S.-ASEAN cooperation on infrastructure development

Vice President Pence’s speeches in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in mid-November not only reaffirmed Washington’s commitment in the Indo-Pacific, but also articulated U.S. economic strategy toward the region more generally. He said, among other things, that Washington will seek to reform U.S. development finance institutions and create a U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership. While such […]

Southeast Asia one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change: Eco-Business report

Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change, with coastlines and densely populated low-lying areas that are increasingly threatened by rising sea levels, according to a study by Eco-Business. The new report on Asean’s energy landscape titled “Power Trip: Southeast Asia’s journey to a low carbon economy” found […]

Diesel-electric hybrid buses to hit the road in December 2018

SINGAPORE – The first 10 diesel-electric hybrid buses in a fleet of 50 will be on the road from next month (Dec 2018), as part of the national effort to make the public bus fleet here more environmentally friendly. They will be run by operators SBS Transit and SMRT, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) […]

Malaysia to fully implement new biodiesel programme from Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Malaysia on Monday said it will start to phase in a higher biodiesel mandate from next month, with the new rule coming into full force from February in an effort to bolster the palm oil industry. The so-called B10 biodiesel programme, which will raise the minimum bio-content that local […]

Indonesia`s Target of Electrification Set at 99.9 Percent in 2019

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The government has set target for Indonesian electrification ratio at 99.9 percent in 2019 with higher contribution of renewable energy. Data at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry showed that in the past eight years, ratio electrification has risen from 67.2 percent to 98.05 percent with electricity still generated mainly with fossil energy. […]

Shell: Switching to renewables in the 90s would have bankrupted us

Energy giant was aware of the impacts of global warming decades ago. But shifting to renewables early on would have ruined the company, a top executive said this week. Suing fossil fuels firms for climate change is “a waste of society’s money and time,” he said. Although Shell was aware of the catastrophic consequences of climate […]

Prabowo makes case for Indonesia to be self-sufficient

Presidential candidate’s big push strategy includes food, water, energy self-sufficiency Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he has a “big push strategy” to make the country a prosperous nation, catching up with some of its South-east Asian neighbours. Among the core programmes is achieving self-sufficiency in food, energy and water, Mr Prabowo said in […]

Government to reduce fuel, gas use for electricity

The government is reducing the use of fuel and gas for electricity, a policy that is stipulated in a revision of the Electricity Procurement Plan (RUPTL) from 2019 to 2028, which is being discussed by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry and state-owned electricity company PLN. The policy is part of a wider effort to […]

Grab pilots e-scooter sharing service in NUS

Users will need to download the GrabWheels app to avail the service. Grab’s innovation arm, Grab Ventures, has introduced an electric scooter (e-scooter) sharing service in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), an announcement revealed. During the three-month trial which already started on 19 November, e-scooters are deployed across eight parking stations on […]