Myanmar urged to tap alternative energy

Posted on August 22, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Khine Kyaw Source: nationmultimedia.com ALTHOUGH hydropower accounted for 62 per cent of Myanmar’s power production last year, the nation should focus on improving the use of renewable energy to meet its target of 100 per cent electrification by 2030, the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2017 has been told. Dawn Del Rio, deputy country director… Read more »

Energy dilemma weighs on Vietnam

Posted on August 22, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Dan Southerland Source: atimes.com State planners say more than 50% of national power will be coal-fired by 2030, a big boost in the fossil fuel’s use that will worsen pollution and undercut climate change goals With an expected boost from regional suppliers of coal and equipment, Vietnam plans to rely more heavily on coal-fired… Read more »

House leader seeks review of Biofuels Act

Posted on August 21, 2017. Asian News.

Source: pna.gov.ph A  leader in the House of Representatives wants a review of the decade-old Biofuels Act of 2006 (Republic Act No. 9367) as biofuel development may compromise food security in the country. Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin filed House Resolution No. 860, directing the House committee on energy to conduct an inquiry on the performance… Read more »

Experts: Waste-to-energy useful solution for Vietnam

Posted on August 21, 2017. Asian News.

Source: en.nhandan.org.vn Energy production from solid waste in urban areas is forecast to increase by between 10-16 percent in Vietnam, heard a workshop in Hanoi on August 18. As part of a renewable energy and energy efficiency project jointly held by the General Directorate of Energy under the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, and… Read more »

B Grimm Power in Bt50-bn push

Posted on August 17, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Kwanchai Rungfapaisarn Source: nationmultimedia.com B GRIMM POWER yesterday revealed a commitment to invest at least Bt10 billion per annum over the next five years to expanding its power plants both in Thailand and other countries in the region. President Preeyanart Soontornwata said that the company was also studying joint-venture opportunities to set up power… Read more »

FPI bats for inclusion of palm oil in biodiesel mix

Posted on August 17, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Kris Crismundo Source: pna.gov.ph The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) pushes for the inclusion of palm oil in the biodiesel additive provided for by the Biofuels Act. FPI Chairman Jesus Arranza said in an interview Wednesday that the guidelines of the Biofuels Act prescribed a specific chemical formula that only coconut oil should serve… Read more »

Chinese oil giant Sinopec goes big on geothermal heating

Posted on August 16, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: thinkgeoenergy.com Chinese oil giant China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec Corp. is pushing forward with its plans for geothermal development focused on heating to clean up its predominantly oil-fuelled heating systems. State-owned oil giant China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec Corp., the third largest oil company… Read more »

4.5 MW power plant to rise in Ifugao town

Posted on August 16, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Marcelo B. Lihgawon Source: pia.gov.ph A 4.5-megawatt hydro power plant will be constructed at sitio Bayucan, barangay Tunggod in this municipality. Hydrocore Corporation (HC)  and Ifugao officials including the punong barangays of the five host barangays attended the  recent groundbreaking ceremony   to kick-off the start of the project dubbed as the 4.5 MW Ibulao Hydro Power… Read more »

A greener grid for East Asia

Posted on August 15, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Sung-Young Kim Source: eco-business.com Once enamoured with nuclear power, East Asian countries like South Korea and Taiwan are now moving swiftly towards renewables. Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the 10 reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that they… Read more »

Seoul City to expand support for installation of solar panels at homes

Posted on August 15, 2017. Asian News.

Author:  Kim Da-sol Source: koreaherald.com Seoul City said Monday that it is considering to expand subsidies for households wishing to install solar panels at home, as part of its effort to fight greenhouse gas emissions and shift to greener energy sources. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon said in a recent interview with a local paper that… Read more »