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Malaysia targets larger portion of worldwide LNG market

22 July 2024

Malaysia is poised to enhance its global footprint in natural gas trading, as the nation’s oil and gas giant Petroliam Nasional Bhd, more commonly known as Petronas, ramps up its international investments.

China erects Great Wall of solar panels in northern Kubuqi Desert region

22 July 2024

In a significant move to bolster renewable energy in northern China, a photovoltaic (PV) base boasting an installed capacity of 1mn kilowatts has commenced operations in the Kubuqi Desert

China's coal imports from Mongolia climb 33% y/y in 1H24

21 July 2024

China's coal imports from Mongolia climbed 33% y/y to 38.8mn tonnes in 1H24, official data showed on July 21.

Thailand mulls small modular reactors for energy mix

18 July 2024

Thailand is exploring the potential of small modular reactors as part of its updated power development plan.

India's SECL mines achieve top global rankings in coal production

18 July 2024

South Eastern Coalfields Limited's Gevra and Kusmunda mines, situated in Chhattisgarh, have made a significant mark on the global stage by securing the 2nd and 4th positions in the latest rankings of the world's largest coal mines.

Malaysia's Leader Energy gets funding for Vietnam renewables investment

18 July 2024

Malaysia-based Leader Energy Holding Bhd, a subsidiary of HNG Capital, has secured a $23.32mn loan from HSBC Bank Limited to support its solar projects in Vietnam

Cement company SIG and state-owned electricity company PLN strengthen synergy for green industry transition

18 July 2024

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara are intensifying their collaboration to accelerate the energy transition towards a green industry through low-carbon business processes and operations

Australia approves world's largest renewable energy project, to supply countries including Singapore

18 July 2024

The Northern Territory in Australia has granted environmental approval for the SunCable Australia-Asia PowerLink project, the largest renewable energy and transmission initiative globally

Thai clean energy firm ACE expands solar portfolio with new PPAs

18 July 2024

Absolute Clean Energy Public Company Limited (ACE), a leading Thai clean energy company, has secured Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for three additional ground-mounted solar power plants, further solidifying its commitment to renewable energy

Thailand seeks to mitigate electricity price rise amidst global energy woes

18 July 2024

Thailand's Ministry of Energy is scrambling to soften the blow of rising electricity bills anticipated for the September-December 2024 period.

Record growth in renewables must be significantly topped up, says IRENA

17 July 2024

The world risks missing the tripling renewables target pledged at COP28 in November. That is although renewables are becoming the fastest growing source of power, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.

BP: oil demand and emissions will peak in 2025

17 July 2024

Oil super major BP's latest outlook on global energy trends suggests a potential peak in worldwide oil demand as early as next year, a development that could mark a significant turning point in global carbon emissions by 2025.

EGCO Group on track to complete landmark Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan

17 July 2024

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO Group) announced significant progress on their Yunlin offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.

Sri Lankan electricity tariff cuts pave way for price reductions in goods and services

17 July 2024

Sri Lanka's Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, has announced a substantial 22.5% reduction in electricity tariffs

Investment into green energy to top $2 trillion in 2024 for first time – IEA

16 July 2024

The world now invests almost twice as much in clean energy as it does in fossil fuels, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), but there are major imbalances in investment with Emerging Markets lagging the developed world.

India advances commercial coal mining with new agreements eyes $3.6bn revenue

16 July 2024

The Indian Ministry of Coal announced the successful execution of coal mining development and production agreements for three coal mines auctioned under the second attempt of the 7th round

ADB approves $100M loan to Sri Lanka’s power sector

16 July 2024

The Asian Development Bank has sanctioned a $100mn policy-based loan to support Sri Lanka's power sector reforms and enhance its financial sustainability

State-owned electricity company PLN strengthens collaboration with USAID to accelerate energy transition in Indonesia

15 July 2024

PT PLN has bolstered its collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development to hasten Indonesia's energy transition through various initiatives supporting renewable energy development and modernising the elect

Three Gorges Renewables Group set to pump funds into 16-GW Kubuqi energy project

15 July 2024

China's leading Three Gorges Renewables Group has announced that its onshore subsidiary, the Inner Mongolia Three Gorges Mengneng Energy Company Limited, will invest a total of CNY79.8bn in a 16.2 GW integrated energy project in Ordos.

BP predicts 40% rise in LNG demand by 2030

15 July 2024

UK supermajor BP forecasts that global demand for LNG will climb by as much as 40% by the end of the decade in comparison to 2022 levels, the company stated in its 2024 energy outlook.

India’s Hindustan Zinc nails 180-MW solar project with Serentica

15 July 2024

Hindustan Zinc, a prominent Indian mining producer of zinc, lead and other metals, has commenced the first phase of integrating clean energy from Serentica Renewables' 180-MW solar project in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Global LNG trade rises by 3.1% in 2023

15 July 2024

Global LNG trade climbed 3.1% last year with an average of 52.9bn cubic feet per day a report released by the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers revealed.

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