#electricity Berita

Bali power lines
The private sector is promised returns for power generation, but not grid deployment. State-owned PLN wants more innovative financing tools to build a 50,000 kilometre-long transmission network to distribute its growing green energy supply.
According to their latest sustainability reports, the carbon footprint of Grab increased by 21 per cent in 2023 while the emissions of GoTo, which owns Indonesian ride-hailing app Gojek, dropped by 11 per cent.
The greenhouse gas footprints of Southeast Asia's two largest ride-hailing companies went in opposite directions in 2023. Grab said increased demand for its services led to its emissions spike. GoTo said its emissions drop was a result of improved routing and operational efficiencies.
ACCA brown to green panel
Accounting and finance departments across Asia Pacific must wake up to the impact that evolving sustainability standards have on their profession, said experts at a regional accounting forum.
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Wind and solar expansion in the archipelago could mean renewables targets are met, but it has also worried environmentalists. A proposed wind farm in the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal province could impact up to a thousand hectares of karst landscape.
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#electricity Opini

Burgos solar and wind farm
House Bill 7705, the low carbon economy bill, could help the climate-vulnerable nation seize the economic opportunities that come with decarbonisation.
A wind power project in Quang Tri province, Vietnam
Punishment awaits the senior officials who allowed Vietnam’s renewable energy quest to go off the rails, despite its apparent initial success.
A Chinese coal plant2a
With many countries planning fossil fuel production increases and continuing subsidies, negotiators have their work cut out for them when the COP28 climate summit begins.
A steel manufacturing plants in Indonesia
The transition towards sustainable practices in heavy industries such as steel and cement production is a challenging task. It is called one of the ‘hard to abate’ sectors for this reason.
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#electricity Video

Jovie Montajes, founder of Light of Hope PH
After 20 years without electricity, more than 50 households in Cebu's poorest district have been provided with solar energy, financed by carbon offsets.
Air-conditioning units on a building in Singapore
Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
renewables race video
Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
An e-jeepney in the Philippines. A growing movement is underway to electrify Southeast Asia's transport. Image: Eco-Business
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
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#electricity Podcasts

Manila, Philippines
Studio EB If a real estate development can reduce energy and water consumption – and emit fewer carbon emissions – it is built to last, Oliver Chan tells the Eco-Business podcast. The key, however, is to first educate future homeowners and businesses that going green does not mean breaking the bank.
Malampaya natural gas2
The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.
Singapore uses more airconditioning per person than any country in Southeast Asia, and energy expended on ai 73 per cent more energy on cooling more by 2030, to a total of 666,748 terrajoules. Image: Eco-Business
Studio EB [The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.
Red ship on the ocean
Studio EB [The EB Podcast] In the third episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore how the shipping industry is charting a course to a low-carbon future.
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