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Electronics Recycling Asia 2015

2015.11.24 The Electronics Recycling Asia 2015 conference, organised by the World Recycling Forum (WRF), took place on November 10-13 in the scenic surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, where the presidents of China and Taiwan had shaken hands at the very same location just a few days earlier. Although the number of participants in the…

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Indonesia is looking to increase its current pledges on cutting emissions growth

2015.08.31 Indonesia is looking to increase its current pledges on cutting emissions growth, a senior government adviser said on Monday, with a final decision likely by mid-September. “We intend to increase the contribution and we will do so,” Rachmat Witoelar, President Joko Widodo’s special envoy for climate change, told Reuters. “But we have to figure…

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Spiderman turns off Singapore skyline for Earth Hour

2014.04.04 At exactly 8.30pm on 29 March 2014, the cast of Spiderman 2 dimmed the lights of the waterfront cityscape of Singapore’s financial district. An audience of over 9,000 environmental advocates and fans gathered at Marina Bay in the name of the environment for an evening of performance and community, and to witness the co-operative…

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I Light Marina Bay shines light on energy sustainability

2014.03.20 I Light Marina Bay is a light-art festival dedicated to spreading the message of sustainability. Since 2010, it has transformed the waterfront of Singapore’s financial district into a display of art, technology and information. The 2014 edition of this festival runs from March 7thto 30thand features 28 art installations from both local and international…

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Why not biomass?

2014.02.28 Reading an article about Growth Steel Group building biomass power plants in several Indonesian regions (http://industri.kontan.co.id/news/gsg-operasikan-lima-pltu-biomassa) has raised the  country’s expectations for renewable energy, even though the sector is moving at a snail’s pace with minimum support from the government. Indonesia is highly dependent on a steam power plant that relies on coal as…

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Raw materials for energy – why let them go to waste?

2014.02.27 Is there anything we don’t already have that can answer all of our energy dependency concerns? Countries that abound in natural resources like Indonesia can be used as sustainable, environmentally responsible sources of energy.  Unfortunately, we are still highly dependent on fossil fuels – despite the fact that their reserves are depleting. Governments are…

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Shale Gas Conference: Dr Gulfaraz Ahmed (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources), Keith Reeves (Dart Energy), David A Yoxtheimern (Penn State University)

4th Annual Shale Gas Conference

2013.12.09 The last few days have seen Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Hotel play host to the 4th annual Shale Gas Conference, which NRGLab’s Ana Shell attended. Shale gas is a relatively new and emerging energy technology (hence this being only the fourth meeting), but one which is increasingly making waves in the press in the US,…

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How Europe and Central Asia can improve their energy infrastructures

2013.07.02 Europe and parts of Central Europe, though forerunners in the green energy revolution, can certainly learn from their predecessors who have failed. Fair pricing, government intervention, and careful monitoring will help these regions improve their energy infrastructures overtime, and ensure victory for their technological revolution. According to a recent study conducted by the World…

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