Energy

LAUGFS Lubricants clinches Gold Award at SLIM NASCO 2018

Views - 10 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 - 14 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 16 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 - 13 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 - 42 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 - 32 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 - 31 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 - 18 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


France to make unrecycled plastic bottles more expensive

Views - 12 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Paris (Reuters): France plans to make bottles produced with recycled plastic cheaper than bottles made from virgin plastic


JKH social entrepreneurship initiative Plasticcycle completes Southern Expressway project

Views - 9 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

JKH launched the Plasticcycle social entrepreneurship project in July 2017, which is an initiative aimed at reducing plastic


JLanka Technologies drives incorporation of solar technology in Sri Lanka’s educational curriculum

Views - 33 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

In the rapidly progressing solar and renewable energy landscape in Sri Lanka, JLanka Technologies – the foremost solar solutions provider of the country – has taken a leading role in promoting economical an


Green Energy Champion to promote renewable energy in SL

Views - 27 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

An initiative taken to uphold renewable energy in Sri Lanka, the Green Energy Champion 2017, recently awarded Rs. 14 million worth of facilities to the winners of its competition. The German Federal Foreign Office, together with the Ministry of Power


Electricity investments surpass oil, gas for second year running: IEA

Views - 17 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

London (Reuters): Global electricity investments exceeded those in oil and gas for the second year running in 2017 due to more spending on grids but renewable energy investment fell after years of growth,


Brightening the Pearl in the Indian Ocean with hybrid renewables

Views - 106 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

The electricity powering and the lights of your house were generated just moments ago. The way things stands today


Camso Loadstar launches largest rooftop mounted solar system in bulk consumer category: 2.8 MWp

Views - 446 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Camso Loadstar, one of the leaders in the “off the road” tyre manufacturing in Sri Lanka, has launched the single largest


SRIKOR partners with SAMJIN Korea to introduce new Human Centric Lighting system to SL

Views - 72 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

SRIKOR Incorporation Sri Lanka together with SAMJIN Company Ltd., introduced a new Human Centric LED Lighting


National Economic Council receives JICA Electricity Master Plan Study

Views - 91 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:21

On 10 July, a presentation on the final report of ‘The Project on Electricity Sector Master Plan Study’ was held at the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena. The key Ministers in the cabinet, including the Min


MAS Holdings mount solar panels across its manufacturing plants in Sri Lanka

Views - 77 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:19

MAS Holdings Ltd., the region’s number one design to delivery apparel and textile solutions provider, recently announced the launch of its pioneering renewable energy drive Photon. Implemented in line with the group’s key environmental goals, Pho


Lanka IOC’s XtraPremium 95 Petrol, Lanka Super Diesel now Euro 4 standard

Views - 117 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

In line with Government directive, Lanka IOC has made available Euro 4 emission standard fuels XtraPremium 95 Petrol (Euro 4) & Lanka Super Diesel (Euro 4) through its island wide retail network with effect from 2nd July 2018. As a responsible petr


CPC introduces environment-friendly low-emission Euro 4 fuel

Views - 37 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) yesterday launched European Emission Standard Euro 4fuel. The introduction of Euro 4 fuel to the local energy sector will propel the Government’s vision to transform its core energy products to meet the European E


Asia fuel oil margins to be supported through mid-year on strong demand

Views - 20 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Asian refining margins for fuel oil are set to hold near their current strong levels through the summer as increased use of the fuel by utilities to power air conditioners for cooling and disruptions to trade flows shrink global


Coal prices boosted by rare simultaneous demand from Asia’s top buyers: Russell

Views - 42 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

LAUNCESTON, Australia (Reuters): Coal prices in Asia are being driven to multi-year highs by a rare combination of simultaneous demand growth in the region’s top four importers.


Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

Views - 15 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Vatican City (Reuters): Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday (9 June) and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.


Global oil demand to grow steadily in 2019 but trade risks loom: IEA

Views - 11 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Oil demand will grow steadily in 2019 thanks to a solid global economy and stable prices, although trade tensions remain the largest risk, the International Energy Agency said yesterday.


Sri Lanka should not go for any more coal-powered electricity generation

Views - 49 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

In an article published in a Sunday newspaper of 7 January, the Citizens’ Movement for Good Governance (CIMOGG), employing a minimum of technical language, set out several compelling reasons why coal-powered electricity generation is wrong for Sri


Asia oil thirst tab $1 trillion a year as crude rises to $80

Views - 28 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI/MANILA (Reuters): Oil prices are poised to break through $80 per barrel and Asia’s demand is at a record


Expected LNG surplus evaporates, scramble for new projects looms

Views - 45 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

ADELAIDE (Reuters): Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers around the globe are once again considering new investments


South Asian practitioners learn from Korea’s successful experience in energy efficiency

Views - 25 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

www.worldbank.org : Energy efficiency is emerging as one of the most viable options for climate change mitigation in South Asia,


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STEAMing STEM – Moving from horoscopes to telescopes!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Walking into an inventors’ exhibition should give one an experience similar to an immersion into the future. The world change with inventions and inventors lead the change. The creativity displayed is an indicator of the creativity of the society f


There is smoke in the eyes of those who do not want to see!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Shyamon Jayasinghe, a former citizen of Sri Lanka, now living in Victoria, Australia, writing to Daily FT in a Guest Column article has given an old college try at the President of Sri Lanka by announcing about a cloaked portentous writing on the wal


Modi celebrates birthday whilst making India strong – Lesson for SL

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Indian Prime Minister celebrated his birthday earlier this week in the backdrop of India growing at a blistering performance of 7.1%. The January-March quarter saw the highest GDP growth in the last seven quarters with India becoming the sixth la


Maximum Residue Level: Dilemma of agricultural product exporters in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Due to increased emphasis on consumer health, majority of developed countries such as EU, Japan and the US insist on MRL testing of food items which has to be done by the exporter. The Codex Alimentarius Commission which is an inter-governmental bod


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