alternative energy

Electronics Recycling Asia 2015

November 24, 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

August 31, 2015
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

Spiderman turns off Singapore skyline for Earth Hour

April 4, 2014
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

I Light Marina Bay shines light on energy sustainability

March 20, 2014
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?

February 28, 2014
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

December 9, 2013
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,

Hotel Sputnik (Moscow) hosts seminar on Indonesian investment potential

October 30, 2013
2013.10.30 On October 24th, the Hotel “Sputnik” in Moscow hosted a seminar on the investment potential in Kepulauan Riau, a province in Indonesia and ideal tourist hotspot. The seminar was organized by the Alpha Pacific Group, whose main goal was to gather and discuss advantages and opportunities of buying land in a region that includes