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Government explains petrol price jump

The retail price of petrol in Cambodia has increased for the third straight month, upsetting many who work in low-paying jobs, such as tuk-tuk drivers. The price jumped to 4,200 riel per litre in mid-October from 3,950 riel in July, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The price increase is hurting low-income families as the […]

Thailand’s Biggest Winery Goes Solar

“Thailand’s biggest winery Siam has entered a 20-year agreement with a Singapore-based solar company to install a rooftop solar system to cut down carbon dioxide emissions, the first Thai winery to do so.” According to Cleantech Solar, the Singaporean company will install a 1MWp on-site rooftop solar system for the Thai winery, based in Hua […]

Malaysia new car available in 2020

Malaysia is making a big push into developing “disruptive technology-driven” vehicles for global markets, with its maiden model expected to hit the market in two years’ time. The model is under the new national car project (NNCP) mooted by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Its prototype is expected to be rolled out early next […]

Singapore Happy to Be `Goldilocks’ for Energy Usage Experiments

As the world tries to curb carbon emissions, Singapore could be a testing ground for new ideas on how to reduce energy use through data and urban design, according to Chan Chun Sing, its trade and industry minister. Singapore is using data on how different industries and segments of the population use energy to optimize […]

Solar power in-a-box launches in Malaysia

A solar solution that can be installed in a day has launched in Malaysia, a country that aims to produce 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. In 1996, coal only represented 8 per cent of Malaysia’s electricity generation mix. Fast forward 20 years, coal’s share has risen to 42.5 per cent. […]

Indonesia to import oil from Qatar soon: Official

Indonesia is set to import oil from Qatar very soon, said a top diplomat of the Southeast Asian nation which is one of the leading gas exporting countries in the world. The founding Opec member, which left the organization of oil exporting countries in 2009, is now importing large quantities of oil to meet the […]

Korea Energy Agency Builds Solar Power System for Floating Village in Cambodia

The Korea Energy Agency has built a solar power system for a tiny floating village in Cambodia. A ceremony was held at the village, Kampong Thakov, in Siem Reap, northwestern part of Cambodia, on Sept. 20 to mark the completion of the “Pico-Grid Village Pilot Project.” In attendance at the event were officials from the Ministry of […]