Energy

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...


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...


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Ice Men – 2

25 April 2017

In 1969, Colombo Cold Stores, the popular supplier of dairy and other food items, marked its diamond jubilee by bringing out a short souvenir book titled ‘Ceylon in our Times 1894-1969’. While reporting various social/political/persona...


PR disasters: United Airlines to Meethotamulla 

25 April 2017

  In a world that is going through economic and political turmoil fuelled by inconsistent decisions coming from US President Donald Trump, we in the business world have no option but to hone our skill in mastering the art of ...


Diving into the concerns of high cost of living

25 April 2017

    Advertisements were seen in super markets during the New Year festivals, offering discounts for rice though there were concerns about the escalation of rice prices a few months ago, that led the government to impose a...


Can Meethotamulla garbage mountain direct Sri Lanka towards a green country?

25 April 2017

The collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage mountain killed unsuspecting poor and also shocked the politicians who refused to take action for decades – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara   For many families living near the ...


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