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Illegal Charcoal Trade Wrecks Myanmar’s Bulwark Against Cyclones

The depletion of mangroves in southern Myanmar is impacting local fisheries near the island villages and playing havoc with the mangrove forest that protect the coastline from extreme weather events. The illegal charcoal trade persists due to a lack of law enforcement and oversight in Myanmar ...

Wudan Yan

ASEAN needs to double power capacity in less than 20 years

ASEAN needs to more than double its power capacity in less than 20 years to meet burgeoning demand. British energy research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie reported last week that the region requires $500 billion worth of investment to achieve such a goal. Keep reading ...

Masayuki Yuda

VN should move away from coal power: GGGI

Việt Nam News reporter Ngọc Bích speaks with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) — a Seoul-based international organisation — about the potential of renewable energy in Việt Nam and what the country should do to overcome challenges in ...

Ministry suspends licensing of gas stations, oil warehouses

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced it will temporarily suspend the registration and licensing of currently unregistered gas stations and oil warehouses. New investment proposals on the businesses are also suspended. The move came as the Ministry is taking action to regulate the ...

Deconstructing China’s energy security strategy

Given continued American global naval supremacy, which is unlikely to be challenged successfully in the foreseeable future, Beijing’s highest strategic priority is to ensure energy security by connecting friendly major oil and gas producers to China via pipelines transiting through land routes beyond the effective ...

Ministry promotes LPG industry

The government will issue free licences to small liquefied petroleum gas retailers in a bid to promote safety in the under-regulated industry, while moving forward with plans to allow larger companies to distribute the fuel. Licences for small and medium enterprises to sell LPG will be ...

Cost of petrol dips as price caps take effect

Prices at the pumps dropped on 15 March as Cambodia’s government’s fuel-pricing formula came into effect, with the country’s major petrol retailers advertising regular gasoline at 3,050 riel per litre, premium at 3,150 riel per litre and diesel at 2,700 riel per litre, in accordance ...

Villagers in Thailand who claim illness, crop damage from gas drilling see complaints ignored

More than 100 students and villagers crowded into a northeast Thailand college forum to hear about American gas companies conducting drilling operations in their region. A lieutenant colonel and dozens of soldiers and police officers followed them in. The armed police began photographing members of the ...

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