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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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Global energy leaders to convene in Singapore to “build energy connections”

2014.10.23 Top policy leaders, industry experts, and visionaries from across the global energy sector will convene at the 7th annual Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) from October 27th-31st 2014 to share their thoughts and perspectives on “Building Energy Connections”. The week-long programme promises thought-provoking insights and conversations on the energy opportunities and challenges facing Asia…

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Registration opens for the Singapore International Energy Week 2014

2014.07.17 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of Energy Market Authority and support the 7th Singapore International Energy Week. Registration for the 7th  Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2014 opens today. Organised by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) since 2008, SIEW has developed over the years into a leading forum for discussing…

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Ana Shell Media Press presents: 2014 Global Conference on Resource Conservation and Sustainability

2014.06.03 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of Asia Pacific International Academy and support 2014 Global Conference on  Resource Conservation and Sustainability. The world population is expected to expand from the current 7.1 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050. The acceleration of the world economy’s integration, resulting in the increasing…

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A song of fire and ice

2014.01.05 So it seems that yet another form of unconventional fossil fuels looms on the horizon, with the potential to be promoted by governments as the latest solution to our energy crisis, while at the same time destroying fragile environments through its extraction. The culprit this time is a form of gas known as ‘fire…

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Top Ten actions for Asia Pacific countries to help counter looming “Climate Departure”

2014.03.25 Targets for 20% renewable energy & 20% energy efficiency improvement by 2020 Ten recommended actions on energy, consumption and cities, which highlight the sense of urgency spurred on by “climate departure” impacts on many Asian locations from 2020 onwards, were the outcome of the three day conference last week in Taipei organised by the…

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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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SMARTer ways of dealing with water

2014.02.24 Researchers at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) (http://smart.mit.edu/) have developed a low-cost and compact multi-platform compatible sensor for the monitoring of water resources. The sensor, known as LED-IF (Light Emitting Diode Induced Fluorescence), is attached to an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) and can be used in efforts to safeguard water resources…

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Capturing the future for fossil fuels

2014.02.17 A few years ago, one of the big new hopes for the extractive and fossil fuel industries was the technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The aim is very simple, and encapsulated fairly well in the name – to capture the carbon that is released from otherwise polluting power plants, and to store…

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