Energy

Global oil, gas discoveries drop to 70-year low: Rystad Energy

/ Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

  Oil and gas discoveries drop to 6 b barrels in 2016 Companies’ reserves replace...


Energy Management System (ISO 50001) could influence upto 60% of the world energy use

/ Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

At a time the country is going through a potential energy crisis the available measures to conserve energy conservation needclose examination. The ...


Sir Robert Watson on tackling global warming and role of biz

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:05

By Madushka Balasuriya When Sir Robert Watson, knighted for his groundbreaking work in helping synthesise scientific knowledge concernin...


USDA analysis says corn-based ethanol’s environmental benefits better than forecast

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

New York (Reuters): The US Government on Thursday said that ethanol made from corn is better for the environment than previously expected in a repo...


Saudi to launch $ 30-50 b renewable energy program soon

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Reuters: Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 ...


Brandix accelerates its ‘Model Village’ program

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

  Initiative helps communities in the neighbourhoods of its factories, covering 12 towns in 12 months Th...


Renewable energy investment fell 18% in 2016: Study

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

AFP: Global investment in renewable energy dropped by 18% in 2016 due to sharp falls in equipment prices and a slowdown in China and Japan, a study...


China halts over 100 coal-fired power projects

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Reuters: China’s energy regulator has ordered 11 provinces to stop more than 100 coal-fired power projects, some of which are under construct...


World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Temperatures 1.3C above pre-industrial times – Copernicus Nearing 1.5C ceiling set by almost 200 governments OSLO (Reuters): Last y...


JLanka wins big at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Company to continue momentum in 2017 JLanka Technologies CEO and Technical Director Dr. Mayura Jayasoma was recognised for his entrepreneur...


Empowering 100 climate action champions: Sri Lanka Youth Climate Summit 2017

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

By Ashraff A. Samad Based on the evidence gathered by scientists from around the world, global temperature is on the rise. The Intergovernmental ...


Abans provide free and inexhaustible supply of energy from the sun

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Abans Chairperson Aban Pestonjee and ITN CEO Chandana Thilakarathna exchanging agreements for installation of a 100 kw solar system   ...


Kalhari to bring state-of-the-art technology to recycle rubber and fabric waste

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:04

Kalhari Enterprises, a pioneer in waste recycling in Sri Lanka is poised to take a major step in resolving the rubber and fabric-waste recycling pr...


Professor Mohan Munasinghe honoured for outstanding lifetime contributions to energy policy

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:03

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate Prof. Mohan Munasinghe was presented the prestigious apex award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to En...


Global LNG prices hit 2016 high as OPEC agrees oil output cut

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:02

Reuters: Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) this week rose to their highest for 2016 so far, lifted by OPEC’s announcement it ...


Lotus powers towards a Green Lanka, generating for success

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:01

Lotus Renewable Energy Private Ltd. (LREP) is in talks with energy funds, financial institutions and family offices and likeminded overseas investo...


Cinnamon Grand wins at Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

Cinnamon Grand Chief Engineer Panduka Wijeyawardena receiving the award on behalf of Cinnamon Grand     &nbs...


Sri Lanka’s Eswaran Brothers Exports ranked alongside IKEA and Toshiba

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

Winning the GOLD Award for Environmental Best Practices at London’s Green Apple Environment Award ceremony, Sri Lanka’s most sustainabl...


President presents Vidulka National Energy Efficiency Award 2016

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

    The Vidulka National Energy Efficiency Award 2016, organised by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy in collabo...


Maxtherm Lanka wins Gold Flame at National Energy Efficiency Awards 2016

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

Maxtherm Lanka Director – Technical Eng. Gaya Siriwardhana (second from left) and Director – Operations Ajantha Kumara (left)...


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SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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