Energy

Sri Lanka plans to add 8361MW to national grid in 20 years require $ 14.5 b investment

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:10

Sri Lanka requires over $ 14.5 billion to implement the least cost long term power generation plan for the next 20 years, the electricity sector re...


Govt. to provide 1 m LED bulbs to low income consumers to reduce power consumption

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

  The Government has received the cabinet approval to launch a program to provide LED light bulbs to low income consumers, wh...


Global oil discoveries fell to historic lows in 2016

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending and conventional oil projects sanctioned were at the low...


Global power investment to top $ 443 b in 2017

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Continued regulatory support for renewable energy in key markets will see global power investment reach $ 443.5 billion in 2017, a report said. I...


Coal market oversupply risks grow as producers boost output

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters): There is an increasing risk of oversupply in the global coal market as producers respond to higher prices, though po...


President opens Tokyo Cement’s second Biomass Power Plant in Trincomalee

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Initiative marks commemoration of Company founder Late Deshamanya A.Y.S. Gnanam President Maithripala Siris...


China, India surpass US as most attractive renewables markets: Report

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: China and India have surpassed the United States to become the two most attractive countries for renewable energy investment, a report by ...


Coal to be India’s energy mainstay for next 30 years: NITI Aayog report

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes ...


A clean Sri Lanka starts at home

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:10

By  Asnah Anver In the wake of the recent Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse and the resultant public outcry, a new initiative to promote e...


A viable concept and a solution for mitigating the garbage issue

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

The pressing issue of garbage dumping and the issues that coexist with it cannot be conveniently put aside and forgotten as all of us are partakers...


Janathakshan and Czech Republic’s People In Need look at way forward in up-scaling biogas technology

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

Janathakshan (Gte) Ltd. and People In Need (Czech Republic) held their last project workshop ‘Up-scaling Biogas – the Way Forward&rsquo...


ADB shares broad-based vision to secure water in Asia

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

By Charumini de Silva in Yokohama, Japan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday shared a broad-based vision to secure water in the Asia Pa...


Placing gas at the centre of Sri Lanka’s energy blueprint

/ Tuesday, 14 March 2017 00:00

By Deepesh Nanda Any international traveller to Sri Lanka is enthralled by its natural beauty and hospitable people. Preserving its pristine envi...


Fairway selected to turn waste into energy

/ Tuesday, 14 March 2017 00:00

  Given the rapidly-escalating problems surrounding the management of municipal solid waste (MSW) especially in the Western P...


Govt. pledges uninterruptable electricity supply

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya    Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiy...


‘Kelani Hybrid Bulb’ with 2,000 hours lifetime enters local market

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Kelani Cables PLC has launched its newest product, ‘Kelani Hybrid Bulb’ that has the endurance to be alight for 2,000 hours non-stop. T...


Successful completion of Association of Provincial Biogas Programmes inaugural meeting

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Janathakshan (Gte) Ltd. and People In Need, (Czech Republic) in collaboration with the Department of Local Government North Western Province succes...


In race to clean energy, emerging nations seize bigger role: World Bank

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

LONDON(Thomson Reuters Foundation): A range of developing countries have emerged as leaders in a global race to switch to sustainable energy by 203...


Pan Asia Bank’s Solar Loan Scheme, an ideal way to get ‘0’ cost electricity

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Pan Asia Bank’s Solar Loan Scheme provides financing to customers to purchase solar energy systems, enabling them to generate their own elect...


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...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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