Bandar Seri Begawan - Demand for energy to meet social and economic development is increasing. In 2010, the world consumed approximately 90 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of energy, which is approximately 40 per cent more than the consumption two decades earlier.

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Bandar Seri Begawan - 'Conserve our natural resources for a sustainable future'. This is the message the upcoming National Environment Conference (NEC) intends to convey as it approaches its fifth year running. The upcoming NEC will be held on June 20 at the Grand Hall of The Empire Hotel and Country Club, and in line with this, organisers Asia Inc Forum conducted a press conference yesterday that featured a panel consisting representatives from the various corporate partners of the event.

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Bandar Seri Begawan - The Ministry of Development pledged to reduce its electricity usage this year during yesterday's Earth Hour 2012 event held at the ministry's building.

According to statistics shared by Dennis Wong Tet Yin, the Acting Assistant Director at PWD's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Services, government buildings used up a total of $64.96 million worth of electricity last year and the Ministry of Development was the highest in terms of electricity sales for a government building, amounting to $12.9 million, though this was mainly due to its many pumping stations and water treatment plants.

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