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Malaysia’s quantum leap forward in solar power just a bright start 

Malaysia’s quantum leap forward in solar power just a bright start 

Malaysia is trying to ramp up its renewables build-out but it still lags behind many of its neighbours in the region. The country’s latest move came on Sunday when the state of Johor announced it would build South-east Asia’s largest solar power project in Pengerang, in the state’s south-east. Capital …

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Declarations of force majeure over Texas storm freeze Asia supply chain

Declarations of force majeure over Texas storm freeze Asia supply

(ATF) US chemicals giant Celanese declared force majeure on Thursday February 18, saying it was unable to deliver to Asia because of the severe weather conditions in Texas, becoming the latest victim of a storm system disrupting global supply chains.A long list of companies around Texas and New Mexico have …

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Coal and bio-mass habit threatens India’s 'solar-power revolution' 

Coal and bio-mass habit threatens India’s solar-power revolution'

India, the world’s second most populous country after China, and the third largest energy consumer, keeps making energy headlines as it tries to meet its seemingly insatiable energy demand while also battling problematic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels.The latest salvo in the country’s war to ramp down its carbon footprint …

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Shell to focus on biofuels, electric-charging, LNG and hydrogen

Shell to focus on biofuels, electric-charging, LNG and hydrogen

(ATF) Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it will invest up to $6 billion a year in green energy with more funding for biofuels and electric car charging. The Anglo-Dutch conglomerate – the world's largest oil and gas trader and the fifth biggest company in the world, according …

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Environmental concerns spur Asia to reduce reliance on coal

Environmental concerns spur Asia to reduce reliance on coal

(ATF) The overwhelming consensus seems to be that thermal coal is on its way out, to be replaced with a suite of increasingly cost-competitive, cleaner energies. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis informing investment decisions is playing an important role in this transition. Companies are promising to go “net zero …

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Will Biden force China into a green energy investment race?

Will Biden force China into a green energy investment race?

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has hit the ground running after only a few days in office, with ambitious plans unveiled and a score of executive orders signed reversing much of the Trump administration's environmental and energy regulations. The 78-year-old president is also poised to make good on his …

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Chinese energy producers on alert as dangerous sea ice expands

Chinese energy producers on alert as dangerous sea ice expands

(Reuters) Chinese ports and marine safety authorities are on high alert as an expansion of sea ice makes it tougher for ships to berth and discharge at key energy terminals along the coast of the Bohai Sea in the country's north.A cold wave sweeping the northern hemisphere has plunged temperatures …

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Gas pains remain for India's long-term pipeline ambitions 

Gas pains remain for India's long-term pipeline ambitions 

(ATF) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his government wants to more than double the share of natural gas as part of the country's energy mix – to diversify its sources of energy, connect the nation with a gas pipeline grid and bring affordable fuel to people and industry.The pipeline …

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There's a new LNG king in town – and it's not Japan 

There's a new LNG king in town – and it's not Japan 

The China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), the country's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, this week became the first company to make a group LNG purchase on the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange (SHPGX).The state-run oil and gas behemoth procured a 120,000-tonne cargo scheduled to arrive at one …

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China records a banner year for oil and gas discovery

China records a banner year for oil and gas discovery

(ATF) China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) expects to ramp up its domestic energy production to offset increases in consumption as the state-run behemoth said its Changqing oil and gas field, the country's largest, will set new record high production levels in 2020.As of December 27, the field had produced 24.5 …

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