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

Views - 1001 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. The significance of this product is the ability to function even if something happens to the outer co

Successful completion of Association of Provincial Biogas Programmes inaugural meeting

Views - 816 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 successfully completed the first of the two-day meeting dedicated towards the creation of the Association

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

Views - 692 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 2030, by boosting their policies to help improve people’s access to reliable, affordable and clea

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

Views - 811 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 electricity and be free from electricity bills and contribute to reduce global warming. Solar energy sy

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

Views - 792 Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

  Oil and gas discoveries drop to 6 b barrels in 2016 Companies’ reserves replacement ratio drops to 10% London (Reuters): Oil and gas discoveries around the wor

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

Views - 1404 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 energy management system ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS) outlines the requirements of an EnMS and it is estima

Sir Robert Watson on tackling global warming and role of biz

Views - 1959 Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:05

By Madushka Balasuriya When Sir Robert Watson, knighted for his groundbreaking work in helping synthesise scientific knowledge concerning a hole in the stratospheric ozone layer above Antarctica, decided to leave the cold British winter

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

Views - 651 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 report boosting the country’s biggest biofuel a week ahead of a new administration that has some i

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

Views - 702 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 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday. Falih, speaking at an energ

Brandix accelerates its ‘Model Village’ program

Views - 664 Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

  Initiative helps communities in the neighbourhoods of its factories, covering 12 towns in 12 months The quality of life in a dozen towns and villages across Sri Lanka is looking up after the Brandix Gro

Renewable energy investment fell 18% in 2016: Study

Views - 667 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 has found. After reaching record levels in 2015, investment fell last year to $287.5 billion, acc

China halts over 100 coal-fired power projects

Views - 634 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 construction, with a combined installed capacity of more than 100 gigawatts, Caixin reported on Tuesday. In

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

Views - 628 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 year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by

JLanka wins big at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Views - 636 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 entrepreneurial vision by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), at the Sri

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

Views - 1496 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 Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is now 95% certain that humans are the main cause of current global w

Abans provide free and inexhaustible supply of energy from the sun

Views - 777 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   Through the ages Sri Lanka was heavily dependent on hydro power. However with the degradatio

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

Views - 811 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 problems of Sri Lankan corporates. Qualified in plastics and rubber recycling, Kalhari Group Chairman

Professor Mohan Munasinghe honoured for outstanding lifetime contributions to energy policy

Views - 619 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 Energy Policy by President Maithripala Sirisena, at the climax of the Sri Lanka National Energy Effici

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

Views - 541 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 would cut crude oil production in cooperation with Russia and by a tightening regional gas market.

Lotus powers towards a Green Lanka, generating for success

Views - 802 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 investors in Sri Lanka to get them to power Sri Lanka into a more prosperous, cleaner, greener future. As

Cinnamon Grand wins at Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards

Views - 647 Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

Cinnamon Grand Chief Engineer Panduka Wijeyawardena receiving the award on behalf of Cinnamon Grand       Sustainable premier five-star city hotel Cinnamon Grand was accoladed at the prestigious

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

Views - 649 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 sustainable tea company Eswaran Brothers Exports was ranked alongside the likes of global giants IKEA and Tosh

President presents Vidulka National Energy Efficiency Award 2016

Views - 508 Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

    The Vidulka National Energy Efficiency Award 2016, organised by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Sunithya Energy Authority, was held last week at the BMICH, under the patr

Maxtherm Lanka wins Gold Flame at National Energy Efficiency Awards 2016

Views - 723 Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

Maxtherm Lanka Director – Technical Eng. Gaya Siriwardhana (second from left) and Director – Operations Ajantha Kumara (left) receiving the award from President Maithripala Sirisena while Minister of Power and Renewable Energ

JLanka engages Lankans in pioneering energy movement

Views - 813 Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:08

When it comes to introducing novel, innovative and sustainable energy saving solutions to the progressive Sri Lankan energy consumers, JLanka has been in the forefront of the country’s renewable energy revolution since the company’s in

Kelani Cables clinches Gold at Presidential Environmental Awards 2016

Views - 431 Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:05

Kelani Cables PLC was conferred with a Gold award for Best Green Report in Tier 2 category at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2016. The company also clinched Bronze award in the Metal and Mineral Processing Industry category.  The awa

Talawakelle Tea Estates honoured at Presidential Environmental Awards

Views - 382 Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:04

Hayleys PLC owned Talawakelle Tea Estates emerged winners claiming two National Green Awards at the Presidential Environmental Awards ceremony held recently at the BMICH under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.  In an announce

Smart Switch appoints OHME as Brand Ambassador

Views - 430 Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:03

Global Resources International Ltd. (GRIP), the manufacturers of ‘Smart Switch,’ a remote-controlled bulb and a remote-controlled bulb holder, signed up the fresh new music band OHME as its Brand Ambassador. GRIP was established in 2

Sri Lanka eyes Qatar LNG for power plants

Views - 764 Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:02

Sri Lanka is keen on importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar as part of plans to shift to clean energy, a top Government official said. “In our energy sector, LNG-generated power plants are going to be the next futuristic power ge

SLYCAN Trust says Sri Lanka prepared to welcome Paris Climate Agreement

Views - 430 Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:01

The Paris Agreement on climate change came into force on 4 November. Following the decision for the adoption of the Agreement taken at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chan

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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