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Innovation on the top of Beca’s agenda

A TEAM of engineers step into a newly constructed building and start checking pipes, tinkering with nuts and bolts along the way as they look for structural defects. However, at engineering consultancy Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (S.E. Asia), this is done from its swanky Singapore-based office, thanks to virtual reality (VR) technology allowing Beca’s […]

ARENA prioritises grid integration, hydrogen and reducing industrial emissions under new renewable energy plan

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today launched its new Investment Plan that sets out three new priority areas to further improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and increase the supply of renewable energy in Australia. In a bid to sharpen its investment focus, ARENA funding will be directed towards projects that support the […]

China’s internet data power usage to surge through 2023 – study

SHANGHAI: China’s burgeoning internet data sector will increase its power consumption by two-thirds by 2023, putting further pressure on the country’s plans to curb smog and carbon emissions, according to a study published on Monday. China, the world’s biggest energy consumer and producer of climate-warming greenhouse gas, is in the middle of a programme aimed […]

The IEA and ASEAN: “Key strategic partners” in pursuit of Southeast Asia’s energy goals

Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, took part in the 37th ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM) in Bangkok on 4 September. Dr Birol gave the opening presentation of the AMEM, discussing with Ministers the energy challenges facing ASEAN, as set out in the IEA’s forthcoming 2019 Southeast Asia Energy Outlook, and presenting the results of the […]

H&M partners with CEIA on Indonesian clean energy campaign

Fourteen companies, including Sweden-based apparel brand H&M, are partnering with the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) in Indonesia, which is jointly led by the World Resource Institute (WRI), Allotrope Partners and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These companies are aiming to transform themselves into renewable energy users. These companies will support Indonesia’s target of […]