UK, private firms foster Koh Kong green SEZ project

The private sector has expressed support for the plan to establish a green special economic zone (SEZ) in Koh Kong province, viewing it as a role model for others to emulate. Cambodia currently utilises “almost 70%” clean energy nationwide. ​ ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia expects over million EVs by next decade

Cambodia is expecting to have over a million electric two and three-wheelers in the country between 2030 and 2040 and about 100,000 electric cars between 2035 and 2042, according to the Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadmap for Charging Stations, released recently by the Ministry of Public ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia’s regional power grid bid gets ADB support

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), yesterday, supported Cambodia’s push for the establishment of the ASEAN Power Grid (APG), sharing a vision to enhance the region’s green energy security. ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia’s green energy, a ticket to EU funds

When it comes to EU-based companies, many prioritise transitioning to renewable energy and if Cambodia can show progress in this space it would make the country more attractive, said a new report, titled, ‘Cambodia’s Attractiveness for EU Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)’. The report was produced ...

Rachel David

Cambodia faces serious energy dilemma between security, sustainability

Energy dilemma stares at Cambodia. Even as the Royal Government set energy as one of the priorities of its economic policies for development, it has been facing a challenging dilemma between maintaining energy security and the requirement of promoting energy sustainability over the last few ...

Kang Sothear

Huadian helping Cambodia meet green transition goals

SOE produced more than 8.4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean power since launch of first unit in 2013. The 338-megawatt lower Stung Russei Chrum hydropower station located on the Stung Russei Chrum River in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, has been playing a key role in promoting ...

Khmer Times Staff

Local offices being challenged to raise their energy efficiency

Your office is killing the planet. That’s according to the Cambodia Energy Efficiency Competition, an international group dedicated to promoting clean, green alternatives, starting with your workplace. ...

Michael Firn

Renewable energy used for rice milling

The Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association in Battambang province will establish a biomass-generated electricity plant in Battambang, an insider said. The plant will cost up to US$10 million and generate 10 megawatts of electricity. Phou Puy, president of the Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association (CRMA) and the ...

Biomass is more than energy

Rural Cambodian communities are seeing economic benefits as a result of a biomass and farming resilience project run by GERES, a French NGO. As part of the AREA project, 200 households in Kampong Chhnang province are growing 22 varieties of trees to negate the effects of ...

Erika Mudie, P. 10

Waste to Watt

In an outbuilding at Lok Sear’s rice milling operation in Kandal province, two four-meter-high cylindrical machines vibrate and hum as the occasional chicken and duck pecks near the concrete blocks holding them up. While they do both feature a thinck band of aluminium around their ...

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