Green Growth

SE Asia set for utility-scale solar projects

Local mid-sized players with competitive advantage in securing land and grid connections expected to play a strong role, says consultancy Roland Berger ...

China relaxes solar subsidy programme

BEIJING • Chinese regulators have proposed easing a major solar power subsidy policy announced last year, according to the nation’s main industry group, a ...

EPA to weigh ban on banks’ role in biofuel-credit review

WASHINGTON • The Trump administration is planning to propose an overhaul of the opaque market for trading biofuel compliance credits amid complaints of ...

Green building activity set to increase pace globally

New industry research shows the rapid rise in green buildings in 19 countries, underscoring value for certification systems like the LEED in the US
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Germany’s power grid overhaul will cost billions more

BERLIN • Germany’s plan for new power cable “autobahns” to take wind and solar energy from the north to the south of the country is set to cost billions ...

Offshore wind firm seeks to disrupt New England power auction

WASHINGTON • If Vineyard Wind LLC can’t participate in New England’s annual power-capacity auction, it wants to stop the event until it can.
The ...

Treadmills that generate electricity may be headed for your gym

SportsArt is selling exercise treadmills, ellipticals and cycles that turn workouts into electricity, feeding it back into the building through an ...

Big plastic-trash plan is just a drop in the ocean

HOUSTON • With all those plastic-trash haters filling the Internet with images of garbage-choked oceans and demanding bans on everything from drinking ...

SK Innovation eyes RM41b battery bet

FRANKFURT • SK Innovation Co is weighing a US$10 billion (RM41 billion) plan to invest in battery cells, a move that would transform the supplier to ...

Top oil lobbyist warns of political risk in Norway

OSLO • Norway’s oil industry is in full recovery mode, but the country’s top petroleum lobbyist is worried about growing opposition ahead.
At the same ...

270 students get school supplies from PTP

Fifteen-year-old Ahmad Albar Safar was full of excitement after receiving new sets of school uniform and school supplies.
“I am excited to start the ...

Gates among billionaires backing Alphabet energy spinoff

The money will help Malta further develop a system that uses large vats of molten salt and cooler liquid to store electricity generated from variable ...