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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…