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Nepal Seeks Construction Supervision for Tanahu Project

Nepal hydro developer Tanahu Hydropower Ltd. invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide hydropower construction supervision for the 140-MW Tanahu hydroelectric project on Nepal's Seti River. Responses are due August 16. Tanahu (or Tanahun) originally was called the Upper Seti project, an estimated 127-MW plant that was among 10,000 MW of hydropower projects established as a priority over te ...

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Australia’s Energy Minister Appeals for More Uranium Development

Australia's resources and energy minister has called on the country's uranium sector to increase development to meet growing global demand. "We need industry to commit to further development of new projects to ensure that our uranium production meets global demand, particularly as demand for uranium is likely to surpass current supply," Resources Minister Gary Gray said in a speech to the Australian Uranium ...

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Coal India Signs Supply Pacts with NTPC for 16 Plants

  Coal India Ltd (CIL) has signed fuel supply pacts with NTPC's 16 power plants and joint ventures, while 11 more agreements with the power major and its JVs are being processed. "CIL has signed 82 FSAs of 34,793 MW capacities. These include 11 FSAs with NTPC and 5 FSAs with its joint ventures. Besides this, FSAs in 6 cases of 4,480MW capacity with NTPC and 5 cases of joint ventures of NTPC are under p ...

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Possible Anti-Dumping Settlement

The European Union and China may be close to an eleventh hour settlement over anti-dumping duties before the 6 August deadline, according to a number of reports. As previously reported, leaked information from negotiators in Beijing with Chinese officials are wanting to replace threatened high tariffs into the EU for Chinese manufactured PV modules with a minimum price per-watt floor, said to be in the rang ...

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Possible new Desalination plant for South Australia’s Orroroo

Plans are being discussed for a $1 million desalination plant. The project would replace the existing trouble-plagued bore water supply that has caused many problems for residents. At a meeting with SA Water last week, Orroroo-Carrieton District Council were unveiled regarding  a business plan outlining the desalination plant. The outcome of the meetings are now being raised with the SA Water Board for poss ...

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Marubeni to Build $2b Power Plant in Indonesia

“Marubeni will construct a 1,000 MW power plant in Cirebon [West Java] near to the location of its existing power plant,” Industry Minister MS Hidayat told reporters after a meeting with the firm’s executives on Thursday at his office, adding the construction work was expected to start by the end of this year. Marubeni would at first be required to secure a permit from the Energy and Mineral Resources Minis ...

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China to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on USA and Korean Polysilicon

China has fired a new salvo in a global trade battle over solar panels by raising import duties on U.S.- and Korean-made polysilicon used to manufacture them. The Ministry of Commerce said the duties of up to 57 percent are in response to dumping, or selling at improperly low prices. The United States and the European Union have imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made solar panels to offset what they sa ...

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Solar Oasis “Big Dish” Concentrated Solar Technology Being Sold Off

The IP behind the big dish solar technology that was to have been used for the $230 million Solar Oasis solar farm in Whyalla has been put up for sale. Chartered accountants Kazar Slaven, the voluntary administrators to Wizard Power, are seeking expressions of interest for the technology – which was originally developed at the Australian National University, by August 2. After a period of due diligence, fin ...

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World Wind Power to Pass 300 Gigawatt Mark

The amount of wind power produced across the world will pass a 300 gigawatt landmark by the end of the year according to industry figures. Key installations in Brazil, China, South Africa and Mexico will push the global wind power capability to beyond 300 gigawatts; the equivalent of 114 nuclear power plants. As global financial trouble continues to rumble on and investment stalls, the growth over the last ...

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Japan Starts Testbed for Hydrogen Storage with CHP Integrated with Smart Grid

In an effort to curb energy bills, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is using Kitakyushu City as a test bed for a hydrogen storage system integrated with controller software, solar panels and industrial CHP (Combined Heat and Power) backup. The City of Yokohama, Toyota City, and Keihanna are also part of the Japan Smart City Portal experiment, which began in 2010 and ends in 2014. In Kitakyush ...

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