Chinese Investments Play Large Role In Southeast Asia Hydroelectric Growth

By EIA, August 20th, 2013 China has emerged as a key player in both financing and building the hydroelectric power infrastructure in Southeast Asia. China invested more than $6.1 billion between 2006 and 2011 in financing 2,729 megawatts (MW) of capacity additions. Between 2006 and 2011, Chinese investors—such as the state-owned enterprises Export Import Bank … Continue reading

Asia’s Share Of Global Coal Consumption Will Continue To Rise Despite Environmental Concerns, Says US EIA

By EnergyAsia, August 15th, 2013 The US Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s latest 30-year energy forecast will worry environmentalists as fossil fuels demand growth is not expected to slow down. At the same time, worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions is seen rising from about 31 billion metric tons in 2010 to 36 billion metric tons in … Continue reading

ADB To Increase Investment In Improving Efficiency In Energy Use

By EnergyAsia, August 5th, 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it will boost investment in improving end-user energy efficiency to help Asia Pacific countries tackle surging power demand and growing environmental threats from greenhouse gas emissions. The bank announced its initiative at a recent conference in Manila, Philippines in which it also released a … Continue reading

What Does US Energy Independence Mean For Asia?

By EcoBusiness, July 30th, 2013 International Energy Agency chief economist Fatih Birol gives his views on Asia’s energy landscape in this exclusive interview. Dr. Fatih Birol is the chief economist at the International Energy Agency in Paris. He is responsible for the IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook publication, which is recognised as an authoritative source of … Continue reading

Jaks takes step to kick mega project into life

By BTimes, June 28th, 2013   Malaysia’s Jaks Resources Berhad is taking a bold step to develop its long delayed, giant $2.25 billion coal-fired power plant in Vietnam. In a document sent to Hai Duong Provincial People’s Committee on June 14, Jaks Hai Duong Power Company Limited – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jaks Resources Berhad … Continue reading