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EST receives seed capital of $2 million for electric motorcycle

New Delhi: EuroSports Technologies (EST), Singapore’s home-grown developer of electric motorcycles, on Friday received $2 million of seed capital from its Singapore-listed parent company EuroSports Global (ESG) to accelerate the development of EST’s Singapore-developed electric motorcycle. The motorcycle, code-named “EST-X”, which combines convenience, performance, and intelligence into a single affordable vehicle package, the company said […]

Gas Malaysia gets EC’s nod for higher natural gas tariff for non-power sector

PETALING JAYA: has announced that the Energy Commission has approved higher natural gas tariff for the non-power sector in Peninsular Malaysia, from Jan 1 to June 30.While the higher tariff would be a boon for Gas Malaysia, businesses in Peninsular Malaysia should brace for higher cost of operations. Higher gas tariff would increase cost for […]

EU and the Philippines ink seven clean energy contacts

The official launch of the seven projects is scheduled in January 2019. The European Union (EU) inked seven new clean energy contracts worth $23.86m (EUR21m) with Philippine civil society organisations, cooperatives, authorities, and universities to help provide for 40,000 households. This is in line with the Department of Energy’s 100% of electrification goal for 2020. […]

Vietnam coal firms ink deal to power EVN’s power projects

EVN is trying to address a possible coal supply shortage in 2019. Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Joint Stock Corporation (Vinacomin) and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) signed a long-term coal contract for power projects, Vietnam Energy reports. Vice prime minister Trinh Dinh Dung said, “If the coal supply is not well resolved, the power shortage […]

Norway ready to restart negotiation on Efta with Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Norway is ready and willing to restart negotiations with the Malaysian Government on the European Free Trade Association (Efta), says Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia, Gunn Jorid Roset (pic).She said although there was no formal negotiation based on several meetings with Malaysian officials, there were positive attitudes on both sides where Norway had expressed […]

TNB’s power plant achieves national grid connectivity

KUALA LUMPUR: Unit 1 of Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd’s coal-fired power plant in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, successfully achieved its first synchronisation on Dec 10. Jimah East Power is a 70 per cent subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB). TNB said the first synchronisation means the generator of Unit 1 had been synchronised to […]

Realising smart cities in Asean

Asean’s rapid urbanisation has implications for important issues such as strained infrastructure, rising inequalities, and public safety and security. However, if Asean makes full use of technology by bringing its smart cities together, a vision of sustainable and liveable cities across the region will become achievable, writes Phidel Vineles. Asean’s demographic and economic growth has […]

Trina Solar targets residential market in Philippines

SINGAPORE-BASED Trina Solar Energy Development Pte. Ltd. is targeting to install 5-6 megawatts (MW) of solar rooftop energy systems in Filipino homes each year as it sets its sights on the local residential market, its local manager said. “We have quiet a bit of aggressive target in the Philippines… Usually we are given the task […]

The dawn of distributed energy

Battle lines were drawn during the first public consultation for Senate Bill 1719 (otherwise known as the Solar Adoption Act) on November 19. Senator Grace Poe, author of SB 1719, and Senate Energy Committee Chair Senator Sherwin Gatchalian have recently held a Senate hearing and sought to correct some operational flaws of the 2008 RE […]

Philippines’ first LNG terminal sought by China and Japan

MANILA/BEIJING/TOKYO — The Philippines has become a new front in China and Japan’s infrastructure rivalry as companies from both countries bid to build the archipelago’s first liquefied natural gas terminal […]