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ASEAN’s Renewable Energy challenges

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set an ambitious target of securing 23 percent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025 as energy demand in the region is expected to grow by 50 percent. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this objective entails a “two-and-a-half-fold increase in the modern renewable energy share compared to 2014.” With the rapid ...

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Total Opens Asia-Pac HQ in Singapore

FRENCH energy company Total on Monday opened its new Asia-Pacific headquarters at Frasers Tower, which will improve its operational efficiency and drive its business growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable energies. Situated on Cecil Street, the headquarters spans about 125,000 square feet, a 65 per cent increase from its old premises in Odeon Towers and Raffles City. The six-storey office space ...

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The Hydrogen Spring

The contours of the energy transition have grown clearer this year. Renewable energies have grown at a record pace over the past decade, but so have carbon emissions, rising 1.5% in 2017 and 2.1% in 2018. The West and its Asian allies seem to have grasped this reality, and are now betting on a source and technology that could initiate a whole scale transformation of the global energy system: hydrogen. It is ...

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SUEZ Win 2 Contracts in Singapore & Malaysia Urban Drainage

 SUEZ has signed one contract in Singapore and one in Malaysia with a total value of EUR10.8 million. PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, has chosen SUEZ to expand, and maintain a system for real-time monitoring and optimization of reservoir and catchment operations for a period of four years. This is aligned with the Smart PUB Roadmap that targets to meet Si ...

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Indonesia must phase out coal to meet climate goals

Indonesia must stop building new coal-fired power plants by 2020 if it wants to do its part to cap global warming under the targets of the Paris climate agreement, new analysis shows. The country is one of the few still actively planning and constructing new plants, putting it on a trajectory to miss its climate commitments, aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) ab ...

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Solar Surging in Cambodia

One hour west of Cambodia’s capital an array of iridescent panels stretches between palm trees, glistening through dust clouds from a neighbouring highway. A year ago it was a barren expanse of chalky soil. Now it’s Cambodia’s largest solar farm. The joint Cambodian-Chinese project, which came online in August, is only Cambodia’s second utility-scale solar project. But the government has approved more than ...

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Can Southeast Asia Meet Growing Energy Demand?

Southeast Asia’s growth in electricity demand is among the fastest in the worldRenewable energy only meets around 15% of demandHigher temperatures are leading to an increased use of air-conditioningPeak demand for cooling systems could strain power systems The energy market in Southeast Asia is growing rapidly. Overall demand has increased by 80% since 2000, with millions of new customers gaining acces ...

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Yunnan Energy Promote EV & Clean Energy Funding

Yunnan Energy, a Chinese government-owned entity, has signed an agreement with New York-headquartered FinTech firm Ideanomics to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and smart grid infrastructure in Yunnan province and in Southeast Asia. Ideanomics and Yunnan Energy will establish the New Energy Industry Fund to promote investment into the construction and management of power grid infrastructure in ...

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