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SEA Rice bucket challenge

Water-starved South Asia creates 'Rice Bucket Challenge' Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy. Since June, thousands of people worldwide have doused themselves with a bucket of icy water, then posted a video recording of the stunt online and challe ...

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Hareon Solar 150mw for India

PE-Backed Hareon Solar Plans To Add 150 MW Solar Power Capacity In India. Favorable regulatory measures have rekindled international interest in India’s renewable energy sector, with several companies like GE Energy Financial Services and Goldman Sachs making significant investments over the last few years. Joining the bandwagon is Shanghai-based Hareon Solar, which has announced plans to install 150 MW sol ...

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Liaoning Electric Power GM Arrested!!

Liaoning Electric Power , general manager of the State Grid suspected of serious offense being investigated CCDI official Netcom Beijing News reported hearing yesterday , according to the clues provided by the prosecution , the State Council, the SASAC Commission for Discipline Inspection , general manager of the State Grid Corporation Liaoning Province Power Company Limited Yan Fulong alleged serious viola ...

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Vietnam stops obsolete tech import

Vietnam president orders stop to imports of obsolete technologies It is unacceptable if out-of-date technologies continue to arrive in Vietnam, State President Truong Tan Sang said Wednesday, following reports that most Chinese contractors are deploying obsolete techs at their Vietnamese projects. Applying cheap, outdated technologies in Vietnam cannot be tolerated as they are fuel-consuming and in the end, ...

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PVN-Exxon Mobil in $10 billion project?

PetroVietnam-Exxon Mobil may cooperate in $10 billion project The Vietnamese Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) may reach a cooperation agreement with Exxon Mobil Corporation (USA) with a value of $10 billion next year, according to PetroVietnam CEO Do Van Hau. Bloomberg recently quoted Do Van Hau as saying that the two groups will collaborate to exploit gas in the central region to serve thermo-power plants ...

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APR Energy wins contract in Australia

APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces contract signature for a peaking power plant in Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia. The power plant features four state-of-the-art GE TM2500+ dual-fuel turbines running on clean-burning natural gas. Contracted with the end-user customer, Horizon Power, the plant will run for a term of at least 30 months and will serve as a brid ...

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Court against TEPCO in suicide suit

A Japanese court has ruled that Fukushima nuclear operator Tokyo Electric was responsible for a woman’s suicide after the March 2011 disaster and must pay compensation, in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims against the utility. The civil suit by Mikio Watanabe claimed that Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc (Tepco) was to blame for the July 2011 death of his wife Hamako, 58, who doused h ...

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Taipower battle over project

Reports indicate that two state-run enterprises are poised to battle over a government construction project to build a natural gas terminal servicing northern Taiwan. Taipower (台電) previously lashed out against CPC Co. (中油) for supplying natural gas at high prices, according to reports published yesterday. Taipower claimed that if it awarded the northern Taiwan natural gas terminal, its operating costs woul ...

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Egco Thailand

Electricity Generating Plc (Egco), Thailand's second-largest private power producer, wants to diversify to industrial estates, with the first project located on its 500-rai former power plant in Rayong. President Sahust Pratuknukul said Egco had previously planned to redevelop the plant, which fed electricity to manufacturers in Map Ta Phut for 20 years. The gas-fired plant's operating concession from the E ...

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Is China the World leader in Solar?

China is the world’s top energy consumer, with the vast majority of its electricity coming from domestically-mined coal. But the Asian nation is cutting its dependence on coal, oil and natural gas and replacing it with solar at a breakneck pace. Between January and the end of June, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity, double the additions over the same period last year, and equivalent to the entire ...

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