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Renewable energy Asia

Renewable energy is often seen to provide relief to climate change. However, renewable energy is at the same time vulnerable to climate change. As the region is set to meet its renewable energy targets in the coming years, it is important therefore to ensure that the development of renewable infrastructure is infused with climate change adaptation thinking. Renewable energy is set to grow in Southeast Asia ...

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WBERC use KEPCO to help reduce power losses

West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has roped in Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to undertake a study on the possibility of reducing transmission and distribution losses in West Bengal-based power distribution companies. CESC, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company, Damodar Valley Corporation and Indian Power are the major power distribution companies in the state. KEP ...

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Encouraging Feed in Tariff for Biomass in Vietnam

Korea’s Dohwa, last week showed interest in developing a biomass power project in the central province of Quang Binh and signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect. The project, expectedly capitalised at $400 million with a generation capacity of 100 megawatt, would use raw materials such as bagasse, rice traw, and husk to generate biomass energy. A survey will take place later this year to locate ...

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India’s Smart Villages

The Indian government has committed 980bn rupees ($14.5bn; £10.9bn) to a flagship smart cities' programme, but the social entrepreneur behind the country's first smart village thinks they've missed some low-hanging fruit. City-dwellers tend to take electricity for granted, says Ashok Das, but for the roughly 200 million Indians living off-grid, access to power is a privilege, not a right. Mr Das says that m ...

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