Energy

LAUGFS Southern Petroleum receives Silver Certification under GREEN SL Rating System

Views - 12 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first solar-powered fuel station in Pepiliyana by LAUGFS Southern Petroleum was recently awarded a Silver Rating Certification under the GREEN SL Rating System for Built Environment at the Annual Green Building Awards 2018. The awards


Asian LNG prices slip but deliveries for December at record high

Views - 13 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) slipped last week amid thin trade, though monthly deliveries into Northeast Asia climbed to a record in December as colder-than-normal temperatures are expected this week. Spot pr


Bank of Ceylon becomes the first ever state institution to provide 1 Mega Watt to the national grid

Views - 19 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Reiterating their commitment towards the nation, the Bank of Ceylon now contributes 1MWT Solar Photovoltaic energy to the national grid. This is probably the first time a state institution has gone beyond its core business to generate value of this s


New oil, gas projects to accelerate next year: Report

Views - 22 Monday, 31 December 2018 01:30

LONDON, (REUTERS): The number of new oil and gas projects will rise five-fold next year from a 2015 trough but overall spending is still unlikely to be enough to meet future demand, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report. Shaken by a sharp drop


Resus Energy to merge with three subsidiaries to boost shareholder returns

Views - 11 Monday, 31 December 2018 01:29

Resus Energy Plc, a renewable energy investment and development company, has decided to amalgamate itself with three wholly-owned subsidiaries effective 28 February 2019 to boost shareholder returns. The three subsidiaries are Giddawa Hydro Power Lt


Fossil fuel tax proposed to cover rising costs of wild weather

Views - 27 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:06

KATOWICE, Poland, (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Taxing the extraction of fossil fuels could help pay for the growing costs of damage from harsher storms, wildfires, floods and rising seas, while providing a stronger incentive to wean the world off ca


Global carbon emissions set to rise further this year: Study

Views - 22 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:06

(Reuters): Global carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise nearly 3% this year due to continued fossil fuel use, scientists said, dashing hopes that an increase in 2017 was temporary after two years of slowdown.


Investors managing $32 trillion in assets call for action on climate change

Views - 25 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:05

LONDON-REUTERS: Global investors managing $32 trillion in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as policymakers meet for talks at a United Nations conference in Poland.


Waste heat to power market to reach $30bn by 2024

Views - 24 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:05

The waste heat to power market is expected to reach $30 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing measures to reduce the energy bills by residual heat


Public lecture on ‘Future Trends in Wastewater Treatment and Reuse’

Views - 26 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:04

The Building Services Engineering Sectional Committee of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka has organised a public lecture on ‘Future Trends in Wastewater Treatment and Reuse’ to address this current and significant issue. Specialist in was


Australia grabs world’s biggest LNG exporter crown from Qatar in Nov

Views - 30 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:04

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Australia overtook Qatar as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time in November, data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Monday.


Brantel partners with German solar giant SMA to supply energy solutions in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Friday, 7 December 2018 12:00

Brantel Lanka Ltd. has announced its appointment as an authorised distributor in Sri Lanka for SMA Solar Technology AG of Germany, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of solar power inverters, strengthening the company’s status as a provider


GRI GOES GREEN BY INSTALLING A 1.2MW SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

Views - 79 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

GRI, a leading producer of specialty tyres in Sri Lanka, reinforced its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection by installing one of the largest rooftop solar systems in the country. With a capacity of 1,200kW (1.2MW), the solar pan


ICC Green Energy introduces machine converting garbage to compost in 24 hours

Views - 66 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

ICC Green Energy, an arm of reputable general contractor, International Construction Consortium Ltd. (ICC) introduces a range of garbage composter machines that can convert organic waste in to compost within just 24 hours. The range of machines cover


SAARC mulls regulatory benchmarks for power trade

Views - 28 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is focused on becoming part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) energy ring to build regulatory frameworks and other mechanisms to potentially trade power with its neighbours, particularly India. 


St. Theresa Industries: Empowering lifeblood of the nation for 45 years

Views - 225 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”; the famous quote from Walt Disney, the pioneer of the American animation industry, is the customary mantra of any entrepreneur in the world. For every one o


Clarion holds ‘It’s all about saving your money’ workshop to introduce energy conserving technology

Views - 59 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

Clarion International Ltd. (brand name Clarion Energy) (www.clarionsrilanka.com) has been in the forefront of green technology offering energy saving solutions to over 1,300 leading Sri Lankan companies for almost three decades. It has contributed t


ECCSL partners with Solar Show Sri Lanka 2018

Views - 59 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The Solar Show Sri Lanka 2018 is pleased to welcome on board The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) as a Supporting Partner. Launching on 28-29 November at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, The Solar Show Sri Lanka 2018


New power plant to empower North

Views - 85 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:19

Marking a landmark initiative aimed at making the power consumption affordable and feasible for the local community, Ceylex Ltd. signed a loan agreement with NDB bank on Friday (21) to develop two wind power projects in Chavakachcheri area of Jaffna.


PROMET wins Gold Award at Energy Efficiency Awards 2018

Views - 39 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:18

Professional MET Consultancy Services Ltd. (PROMET) was awarded the Gold Flame, in the Technology Providers category of the Best Energy Services Company Award, in the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 held at BMICH recently. By winnin


LAUGFS Lubricants clinches Gold Award at SLIM NASCO 2018

Views - 39 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

LAUGFS Lubricants Supervisor/Executive – Sales Dilan Wijerathna clinched the Gold Award under the Industrial, Manufacturing and Energy sector category at the National Sales Congress (NASCO), organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). SL


Lanka IOC celebrates 16 years of success in Sri Lanka

Views - 51 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Lanka IOC Plc commemorated 16 years of operations on 29 August by organising several activities at its head office, Trincomalee Terminal and retail outlets spread across the country. Every year Lanka IOC marks ‘Lanka IOC Day’ on 29 August. This


Ceylon Petroleum Corporation: Fuelling the nation’s growth

Views - 47 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) felicitated 73 of its employees who completed 25 years of service, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, at a grand ceremony which also marked a year since th


Asian LNG prices hit highest in over two months high on tight supply

Views - 38 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): Asian spot Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) prices rose for the second straight week to their highest in over two months, buoyed by stable demand ahead of winter and as some producers curbed supply due to maintenance or disruption at


Bangladesh starts operations at country’s first LNG terminal

Views - 52 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Singapore/Dhaka (Reuters): Bangladesh has started operations at the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, the country’s energy minister said following delays related to technical problems and bad weather. The floating storage and


Access Energy Solutions reduces kilowatt consumption to 20%

Views - 42 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Access Energy Solutions provides Sri Lankan companies with energy management solutions for electrical and thermal energy systems. The company’s unique service offering is an arrangement under which it assumes ongoing energy management responsibilit


Powering clean energy: LAUGFS launches rooftop solar project

Views - 114 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

With the commitment to minimise the environmental footprint across the group, LAUGFS Power launched an ambitious project to install solar PV systems on the rooftops of all possible premises of LAUGFS’ businesses. As the first phase of this initiat


SLRA, CEA to launch joint awareness campaign to reduce polythene/plastic usage in retail outlets

Views - 69 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) delegation comprising of Kaushalya Perera (Director – DSI /SLRA Exco), Nisreen Rehmanjee


Hirdaramani announces completion of first stage of a long-term solar panel project

Views - 82 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Celebrating 10 years since the opening of its flagship green facility Mihila, Asia’s first CarbonNeutral apparel factory


Crysbro gears up for sustainable future with series of eco-friendly business approaches

Views - 71 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Gearing up for the company’s 50th milestone year in 2022, Crysbro, a pioneer in Sri Lanka’s poultry industry has initiated


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