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Nepal approves $1.6 Bln Hydro project

Nepal's investment board on Monday cleared China's Three Gorges International Corp to build a long-delayed $1.6 billion new hydropower project, the single biggest foreign investment in the Himalayan country. A Nepal parliamentary panel first approved the project in 2012 but state-owned Three Gorges had been waiting for the investment board's clearance. The project is forecast for completion by 2021-22 and o ...

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AFC in new Thai deal

AFC Executes Heads of Agreement with Bangkok Industrial Gas for 10MW of Fuel Cell Development in Thailand AFC Energy plc (AFC.L), the industrial fuel cell power company, is pleased to announce it has executed its first Heads of Agreement in Thailand to initiate a programme of commercial fuel cell deployment with a leading Thai industrial gas company, Bangkok Industrial Gas Co. Ltd (“BIG”). Highlights Initia ...

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More wind for Philippines

More companies have filed applications with the Energy Department to develop new wind power projects in Ilocos Norte province, which is already home to three major wind farms. Energy Development Corp., owner of the 150-megawatt Burgos wind project, currently the country’s largest wind facility, has four other pending applications to develop wind projects in the province, according to data from the Energy De ...

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Singapore set aside $30 million for new energy

Utilities company Singapore Power (SP) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) will set aside S$30 million over the next five years to develop solutions for meeting the Republic's future energy needs. The S$30 million, a co-investment by both parties, will be used by a new Centre of Excellence for Energy Development and Piloting launched by SP on Thursday (Apr 2). The centre will drive efforts to ...

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Japan continue Nuclear push

Japan's ruling party on Tuesday urged the government to push for a return to nuclear power in deliberations on the best energy mix, which is likely to be opposed by a public wary about atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said the government should boost stable "baseload" energy supplies - nuclear, coal, hydroelectric and geo ...

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