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Kyrgyzstan sets sights on Xinjiang coal market

Kyrgyzstan is aiming to become a major coking coal supplier to the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. But the goal will only be realised if a railway is built to link China to the landlocked and mountainous nation in Central Asia to allow low-cost transport of bulk commodities. State-owned China Road and Bridge Corporation was completing a feasibility study on a railway that would link China's far-western ra ...

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CNOOC to supply LNG to Taiwan

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has signed a LNG supply contract with Taiwan’s CPC Corporation. The deal will see CNOOC to start the first shipment of LNG from mainland China to Taiwan. “The deal will create a new chapter to the LNG cooperation between the two sides of the strait,” said Wang Yilin, president of CNOOC. “The two companies have a long history of cooperation, and we hope the two com ...

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Chongqing’s First LNG Filling Station on the Yangtze Starts Operation

Chongqing Fujiang Energy Technology Company (Fujiang Energy), a subsidiary of Fortune Oil, is going to start the operation of the first LNG filling station on the Yangtze River in August this year. The LNG filling station has a storage volume of 2,000 cu m and is capable of filling 20 vessels every day. Fujiang Energy converted its first LNG/diesel duel fuel vessel last year and this year and the company pl ...

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Solar System to power a Desalination Plant in the Pacific Island of Nauru

Solarcity New Zealand has partnered with Panasonic New Zealand to provide a 131 kilowatt peak solar system to power a desalination plant in the Pacific Island of Nauru, the smallest republic in the world. Solarcity chief executive Andrew Booth said the project was one of the largest his company had worked on so far, but he expected similar projects to become more common. The $4 million project, managed by H ...

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Thailands Eastern People Network Group Appeal for help to solve water pollution

Members Thailands Eastern People Network Group have appealed to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for help to solve water pollution from the disposal of chemical waste into canals. Amid tight security by police, the group went on to submit their complaint letter to Yingluck, who was in the eastern province of Chachoengsao for a mobile cabinet meeting. They told the prime minister that people living in Phan ...

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Remote Island off Southern Japan has won Permission to Construct One of Japan’s Biggest Solar Power Plants

A Remote Island off Sasebo city in southern Japan has won permission to construct one of Japan’s biggest solar power plants. The island will borrow idled land and construct and operate the facilities for 20 years with the project costing a total of 100 billion yen ($1.1 billion). Electricity will be supplied to Kyushu Electric Power Co. (9508) on Sasebo city’s mainland by building undersea transmission line ...

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Korea Drives Smart Grid Development

The Korea Smart Grid Association is launching a national program to encourage and support the creation of smart grid patents that meet international standards. Energy Korea reported that the organization is supporting companies, universities and research institutions that want international patents. The association is taking the lead in developing technologies and standards that can be baked into future pat ...

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Pakistan’s First Hydropower IPP Begins Operation

Pakistan’s first hydroelectric Independent Power Project (IPP) – the 84-megawatt New Bong Escape hydropower project – has commenced commercial operations after obtaining certification by an independent engineer appointed by the power purchaser (CPPA/NTDC). The hydropower project, which is located about 7.5 kilometres downstream of Mangla Dam in Azad Kashmir, will utilise River Jhelum water which is being wa ...

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Wind Power Base to Rise 50% by 2015

With a generation-based incentive of 50 paise per unit being introduced in the Union Budget, India's wind power capacity is poised to grow from 18,000 MW to 27,000 MW in the next two years, according to turbine makers and wind power producers. The withdrawal of accelerated depreciation for wind energy projects last year led to drastic fall in capacity expansion as only around 1,800 MW new wind capacity was ...

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Controversial Wind Plant to be Built on Kunashiri

A U.S. firm has won an order for a wind power plant to be built on Kunashiri Island, one of the four-Russian held islands Japan wants returned, a senior Sakhalin Province official said Friday. Sakhalin Machinery LLC, owned by Alabama-based Tiger Machinery LLC, received the order last year in addition to a Russian government order for a geothermal power plant on the same island, which is located off Hokkaido ...

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