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Is Malaysia the World Leader in PV Modules?

Malaysia is a world leader when it comes to solar power, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau. "Malaysia is the second largest manufacturer of photovoltaic modules and the third largest producer of photovoltaic cells in the world," said Tangau in his speech at the Astana Expo 2017 here on Monday. He added that four of the world's top five photovoltaic cell manufa ...

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Hardtalk on the Mekong River

Much has been written about the building of hydropower dams in the upper reaches of the Mekong River, especially Lancang River in China, and their role in causing droughts in the Mekong delta region in Vietnam. Many environmental and social activists claim Chinese dams have reduced the water flowing in the delta, seriously harming rice cultivation and allowing saltwater to flow into the delta. Let us object ...

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Taiwan invests in Offshore Wind

The Taiwan Strait will likely generate an annual 3 million kilowatts to 5 million kilowatts from wind power, Premier Lin Chuan said Monday, implying an upgrade to the previously targeted 3 million kilowatts in 2025, thanks to investment applications from foreign companies. President Tsai Ing-wen's administration aims to shrink nuclear's share of the electricity supply from 14% in 2015 to zero by 2025. To su ...

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Tianjin Eco-City is a Role Model

Nearly nine years after construction began for Tianjin Eco-City (TEC), saltpans and barren land inhospitable to both cultivation and industry have been transformed into a city of high rises and green spaces. The 2.6 sq km Jing Lake, once deemed a wastewater pond as industrial sludge was discharged into it for four decades, is today a vibrant eco- system teeming with marine life. The eco-city project - a col ...

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Sumitomo Complete FW Acquisition

  Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. completes share acquisition of FW Energie B.V. New global CFB company – Sumitomo SHI FW Highly competitive global delivery network proven by hundreds of successful projects With reference to Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) announcement of 26th June, 2017, SHI completed the share acquisition of FW Energie B.V. culminating in the combination of SHI and Amec Foster Whe ...

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Uzbekistan’s Huge Hydro Initiative

There has been a lot of talk about hydropower in Central Asia since the start of May, and not just from the usual quarters. Perhaps it's just officials watching the melting snows of spring and envisioning lights coming on in homes and factories across their countries, but hydropower seems to be a hot topic lately. Of course, it's always been a big issue in mountainous Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, where the im ...

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Concern on Philippines Lack of Wind Regulatory Framework

Vestas Wind Systems, Danish manufacturer and service provider of wind turbines, expressed concern on the future of wind power development in the Philippines citing the absence of an operational wind regulatory framework at present. “We are concerned about the near-term outlook for wind in the country. Since the FIT2 (second round of feed-in-tariff) came to an end, and until other policies come into effect, ...

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China & Indias Nuclear Growth

The nuclear electric industry has sustained some mighty blows in the United States and Western Europe in recent years. It might be reeling, but it is not out and it is not going down for the count. Taken globally, things are good. The need to curb carbon in the air, to service a growing world population and the surging cities are impelling nuclear forward. At the annual summit meeting of the U.S. Nuclear In ...

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CyanConnode Has Contract Extended

CyanConnode, the world leader in narrowband radio mesh networks, announces that the $5.4 million purchase order from a specialist in energy management systems for a smart metering contract in Bangladesh, South Asia, announced on 9 February 2017 has now been increased to $9.3 million. The order for CyanConnode’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI”) solution has been increased from 150,000 units to 250,00 ...

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TTC Invests $1 Billion in 1GW Solar Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate TTC Group is now seeking investors for 10 to 20 projects, with plans to connect them to the grid by next year. The Ho Chi Minh City-based industrial group is willing to provide up to 30% of the necessary investment, according to Bloomberg and local media outlets. It said recently introduced policies to support PV development have finally brought development costs to a level that can ...

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