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France’s ENGIE to assist with Myanmar electrification

ENGIE has teamed up with a Myanmar-focused off-grid energy specialist to help spur rural electrification across the Southeast Asian country with mini-grids combining PV, diesel and battery storage. The French energy giant has been increasingly active in the off-grid clean energy space in India and Africa since 2016, and this month has taken a minority […]

Vietnam achieves nearly 99 percent electrification

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is one of the most efficient power markets in Southeast Asia, and has achieved nearly 99 percent electrification with relatively low cost in comparison to neighbouring country, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). The ministry shared the information at the Electrify Vietnam 2019 Conference held in Ho Chi […]

New report lays out low-carbon development path for Indonesia

JAKARTA — With every tree felled and every piece of coal burned for energy, Indonesia is inching closer to its ecological tipping point. And once it passes that point, the country’s economy will greatly suffer, leading to an increase in poverty, a higher mortality rate and lower human development. That’s the conclusion of a new […]

US offers help to ASEAN countries on oil and gas exploration ventures

HOUSTON, Texas – The United States (US) government is offering help to countries in the Southeast Asian region – primarily those wanting to extract oil and gas resources within their exclusive economic zones but investment flows are being impeded by diplomatic skirmish with Asian super power China. In his keynote address at the CERAWeek here, […]

Brunei car ownership completely saturated: ASEAN

Car ownership in Brunei is saturated and the sultanate stands to benefit from fuel economy policies over time, according to a publication of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The “ASEAN Fuel Economy Roadmap for Transport Sector 2018-2025: with Focus on Light-Duty Vehicles,” released recently, shows Brunei has fully saturated its vehicle ownership, being […]

Brunei eyes to curb motor fuel use with new rules

Brunei will be introducing a fuel economy regulation to reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions and fuel subsidies. Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Hj Mat Suny said they will work with the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications to come out with the regulation that is expected to be launched in 2023. “It will be […]

Brunei earmarks 1.2 bln USD for oil, gas exploration

Brunei has earmarked 1.65 billion Brunei dollars (1.2 billion US dollars) for the development of new oil and gas fields and the acceleration of exploration activities this year as it sets its sights on increasing petroleum production by 30 percent over the next five years. Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Hj Mat Suny said […]

PH to push agenda on inclusive access to electricity

MANILA – Electric power supply remains an issue in the Philippines but officials from the public and private sectors said this may all change for the better when the country hosts two global power-related events within the next two years. These events are the Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western […]

LGUs press electric coops to pay real property tax

SORSOGON CITY — Electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide are now being pressed by local government units for payment of their real property taxes (RPT) following the issuance of a ruling by the Supreme Court, which declared sub-stations and other coop assets as taxable. In an interview Monday, Edwin Garcia, general manager of Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative […]

Gatchalian pushes for electric vehicle adoption roadmap

Gatchalian, chair of the Senate committee on energy, recently made the call, as he reiterated the importance of a sound policy and regulatory framework for e-vehicles that would foster the adoption and eventual acceptance of these vehicles in the Philippines. During a recent Senate energy committee hearing on Senate Bill No. 2137 or the Electric […]