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Phnom Penh looks to go green in its war on waste

Phnom Penh is looking to go green in its efforts to tackle the mountain of waste – nearly 3,000 tonnes – that the capital now produces each day, Keo Channarith, the director of the Dangkor Dumpsite Management Committee, said on Thursday. “If we look at the figures over the past three years, the capital’s waste […]

Analysis: Thailand excels as most flexible sweet crude buyer in Southeast Asia

Singapore — The strong uptrend in international outright crude prices has prompted Thailand to actively diversify its crude supply sources so far this year and the country may earn the title as the most flexible sweet crude importer in Southeast Asia, with state-run PTT picking up more than 10 different low sulfur grades from across the […]

Singapore consumers can choose electricity provider from November

SINGAPORE: From November, all 1.4 million electricity consumers in Singapore will have the option of choosing their preferred electricity price plans from as many as 12 providers. With the nationwide roll-out of the Open Electricity Market, consumers will no longer have to buy electricity from SP Group at a regulated tariff that is reviewed quarterly. This option, […]

Ensuring energy security also vital: Tan Wu Meng

Singaporeans may know how crucial water security is to the Republic’s survival, but they also need to keep an eye on its energy security. After all, the country’s water facilities such as Newater and desalination plants require large amounts of energy to operate, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry and Foreign Affairs Tan Wu […]

Indonesia July coal exports hit 4-year high

(Montel) Indonesia’s coal exports rose 20% year on year in July to a four-year high on the back of strong Chinese demand and high export prices, Bank Indonesia data showed on Thursday. The world’s leading thermal coal exporter shipped 1.24m tonnes/day, up by 4% on the month and the highest level since March 2014. Exports in […]

3,000 charging stations for EVs by end 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: About 3,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will be set up by the end of next year nationwide to cater for the rising interest in EVs. BMW Group head of product management Dr Alexander Kotouc said BMW Malaysia aims to leverage on plans by Green Technology Malaysia Corporation (Green Technology) and Tenaga […]

Malaysia’s Tenaga Nasional in talks to increase stake in green energy firms

Tenaga Nasional Bhd, the most valuable listed utility company in emerging Asia, is looking to sell its gas-fired power plant in Pakistan as it pushes forward with a plan to rely more on renewable sources of energy. Malaysia’s state-owned electricity producer wants to reduce reliance on fossil fuel, which accounts for about 70 percent of […]

Despite Tuesday’s blackout, SIngapore’s power backup procedures are in place: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: Preliminary investigations following this week’s power outages across multiple estates in Singapore suggest that the country’s backup procedures are in place and working fine, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Friday (Sep 21). This is illustrated by how it took just 15 minutes for the system to be restarted when two […]

Locals worry over LNG project survey in Kan Pauk Region

Local fishermen are worried over the survey to be made by Total Myanmar and SIEMENS Myanmar Group for constructing a 1230 megawatts liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline in 2021. The survey will be conducted starting from September 15 and it will take 2 months to complete the survey. Three projects, one each in Kan Pauk […]