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New Management at Ratchaburi Eyes JVs and Myanmar Market

RATCHABURI Electricity Generating Holding under its new president will adjust its business strategies to boost growth, teaming up with others in the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) group and tapping the Myanmar market. According to Ratch president Phongdit Photchana, who was appointed in July, company executives will brainstorm next month to formulate strategic plans and set a more chall ...

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Suwon Becomes World’s first Ecomobile City

When it kicks off the world’s first EcoMobility Festival on 1 September, Suwon, a city 30 km from Seoul, South Korea will prove that a truly ecomobile city - one where citizens can move freely, safely and sustainably – can exist. Showcasing the world’s first ecomobile city, Suwon will engage 4,300 residents to swap some 1,500 cars for ecomobile vehicles, and adopt an ecomobile lifestyle for the entire Septe ...

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Geelong Geothermal Project in Turmoil After ARENA Rejection

Greenearth Energy, an Australian geothermal energy company, says the future of Geelong geothermal project is in doubt after it was denied funding by the Federal Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Greenearth said its flagship commercial development opportunity, the 12MW Geelong Geothermal Power Project, has been unsuccessful in its expression of interest for funding under the Federal Government ...

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Panasonic Sees Rooftops as Key Market for Solar Power in Japan

Panasonic Corp. (6752) is targeting rooftops for its solar panels as developers struggle to find big enough plots of affordable land in Japan with the access to transmission lines needed for utility-scale projects. Japan’s largest consumer-electronics maker, which sold 540 megawatts of solar products in the 2012 fiscal year, wants to increase the volume by 25 percent this year, said Kazuhiro Yoshida, who he ...

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Goldpoly Buys 400MW Worth of Solar Power Plants

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited has entered into an agreement with a number of Chinese solar companies to buy 400MW of solar power plants. According to the agreement, GD Solar, NARI Technology Development Co Ltd, GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy Investment Ltd, Poly Solar Technologies (Beijing) Co Ltd and Forty-Eighth Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp will build solar power ...

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Beijing in Rainwater Collection Efforts

Beijing plans to install water-permeable bricks for free in 60 residential quarters of approximately 200,000 square meters next year, in order to make use of rainwater. Also, remotely monitored water meters will be installed for major water users, Beijing Times reports. Beijing initiated rainwater utilization projects in 2001, constructing 898 projects in urban areas and 1,000 projects in rural areas by the ...

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Nuclear Debate Must Look at Waste Legacies

Opinion piece by BEHNAM TAEBI ACROSS the world, the contentious debate over the future of nuclear power continues apace. In East Asia, for instance, it emerged earlier this month that a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radioactive water for three years. Meanwhile, Japan is still struggling to contain radioactive water from Fukushima; and in South Korea prosecutors are conducting a huge investig ...

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Philippines Repair of 25 Year Old Hydro Facility

The National Power Corporation in the southern Philippines has totally shut down the Agus 4 hydro-electric power plant that resulted to rotating brownouts in Mindanao. After Agus 4, the NPC said it would also schedule the Pulangi hydro-electric power plant Number 2 for repair because of damage it took during the typhoon Bopha last year. Lawyer Romero Pacilan, legal counsel and spokesperson of NPC, has told ...

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Hitachi to Supply Equipment for USC Coal Plant Project in Malaysia

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that Hitachi will supply steam turbine, generator and boiler for an ultra-super critical coal-fired thermal power plant project in Malaysia. This 1,000-MW plant is being constructed under a turn-key order by a consortium made up of Sumitomo Corporation and major South Korean construction company Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. This order will mark the first time that Hitachi has su ...

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TNB Awards Manjung Contract to Sumitomo Led Consortium

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has appointed a consortium led by Sumitomo Corp and Daelim Industrial Co Ltd to design, supply, construct and commission a new 1000-megawatt coal fired power plant in Manjung, Perak. The project, known as the Fast Track Project 3A, was awarded to TNB earlier this month. "The new coal fired generation facility is targeted to be operational by Oct 1, 2017,'' TNB said in a short state ...

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