Green Growth
MITEC

MITEC goes ‘green’ for trade exhibitions

The iconic building has highly insulated roof and horizontal sun-shading devices
By HABHAJAN SINGH The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition ...

Green candy bars, gum seen as a big profit driver for Mars

London • Mars Inc, the maker of its namesake chocolate bar and Wrigley’s chewing gum, is spending US$1 billion (RM3.98 billion) on sustainability with a ...
Angela Merkel

German govt starts the clock on coal’s final countdown

Berlin • Germany moved a step closer to ending coal-fired power as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet set up a group to plot the final phase out of the ...

Gas supply crunch thwarts EU’s plan on fuel switch

Depleted gas stores after the coldest winter since 2012 have driven prices to their highest level in at least 5 years
London • Europe wants its ...

India disappointed by rich nations’ climate treaty track record

New Delhi • As negotiators haggle the details of the Paris climate agreement that starts next decade, India is concerned that rich nations still haven’t ...

Petrochemical professionals a happy lot

GETI Report 2018 shows they are happier than their counterparts in O&G, power, renewables and nuclear
by HABHAJAN SINGH / pic source: GETI ...

Jordan eyes power storage as its next step

LONDON • Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation.
The Middle Eastern ...

M&A in clean-energy loving Germany may sully green bonds

LONDON • Angela Merkel’s (picture) clean-energy push may turn out to be less “green” than expected for bondholders caught up in the upheaval of Germany’s ...
Solar Panel

Solar power sees record year for new power generation

The rise to prominence of solar power in 2017 saw the sector doing better compared to the net additions of coal, gas and nuclear plants put together
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Satellites still don’t beat US crop forecasters

CHICAGO • For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like ...
Coal and gas generate

Fossil fuels squeezed by plunge in cost of renewables, BNEF says

For now, coal and gas remain the cheapest sources of electricity even after the sharp drops in the cost of wind and solar power
LONDON • The economics ...

One of the dirtiest oil sources wants to be green, but how?

NEW YORK • One of the most aggressive campaigns to fight global warming is happening in a Canadian province.
There’s just one problem: The same place ...