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Is coal pricing pressuring Malaysias power sector?

 PETALING JAYA: Global coal prices, which have been on a steady rise, hit a six-year high early this month, increasingly putting pressure on the power generation industry in the country. Coal plays a large role in Malaysia’s energy scheme and is fully imported. Some 63%, is imported from Indonesia, with another 24% coming from Australia and the remainder from nations as far away as Russia (11%) and South Af ...

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SoftBank Shaking Up the Energy World?

Over the past few years, Tesla has grabbed western headlines for leading the global energy revolution. But while its CEO Elon Musk has hogged the spotlight, for good or for ill, another company, in the East, has been quietly changing the world. SoftBank is a Japan-based Internet, technology and communications giant. Like Musk, SoftBank’s founder and chief executive officer, Masayoshi Son, is a maverick tyco ...

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Major development needed to bring SDG back on track in Asia

Major transformations needed to put sustainable development in Asia Pacific back on track   New York (ESCAP News) Increased engagement from all sectors of society, along with a whole of government approach will be key to advancing the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region where at the current rate of progress, only one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is on tr ...

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Greenko to acquire Equis Indian Hydro Assets?

Greenko Group and overseas electric utilities are in separate talks with Equis Pte Ltd to acquire its Indian hydroelectric assets valued at around Rs 2,700 crore, two people aware of the development said. Discussions to buy Equis’s Hydreq hydropower platform come against the backdrop of sovereign wealth funds Singapore’s GIC Holdings Pte Ltd and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) investing a total of aro ...

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Bionic Solar Cells? Are they the Future?

A common bacterium that lives in the human gut and can sometimes cause nasty stomach upsets can be used for good, scientists from the University of British Columbia have discovered. In what may well be a first for the solar industry, they genetically engineered a culture of E. coli to make the bacteria produce greater amounts of sun-soaking dye lycopene (the red pigment in tomatoes) and then watched that ly ...

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GWE Rebrands inline with Waste to energy Focus

  Media Release – GWE – July 2018 (Attn media including energy and environment, management and sustainability, water and wastewater, food and beverage, agriculture and agribusiness processing, breweries and dairy production, meat, fish, poultry, and processed foods including snack foods, crops, including maize,  potatoes, beets, soybeans, cassava, rice, wheat, fruit including pineapples, energy crop gr ...

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Ethos Energy Win Taean & Dangjin Power Plant Contracts

EthosEnergy awarded two multi-million dollar subcontracts by Siemens Korea Seoul, KR – EthosEnergy has been awarded two multi-million dollar subcontracts by Siemens Korea (Siemens Ltd Seoul) for work at Taean and Dangjinpower plants. The subcontracts are for a generator stator rewind and upgrade for units 3 and 4 at the Taean Power Plant and Unit 1, 2 and 3 at the Dangjin Power Plant. Lim, HyungJong from Si ...

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Smart Technology Will Improve Peoples Lives!

Solutions such as ride-hailing services, data-driven transit planning, intelligent traffic systems, data-driven disaster risk assessments and smart energy meters, could save lives, add jobs, reduce living costs and curb emissions in cities across Southeast Asia, according to a recent study by McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the global consulting firm. In the study's findings, released earlier ...

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The Future is Electric, But Still Dirty – IEA

More of the world will run on electricity in the future, but most of the power won’t be clean. That’s the key message from the International Energy Agency’s latest report on investment trends released Tuesday. The Paris-based organization said that electricity generation attracted more capital than oil and natural gas for the second year in a row, but investment in renewables declined and is expected to kee ...

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Proinso Collaborate on First Utility Scale Solar Project in Bangladesh

PROINSO collaborates with Joules Power on the First Utility Scale Solar Project in Bangladesh PROINSO, a global leader in the solar energy market has supplied a 28 MWp utility scale project in Bangladesh, the first of its kind in the country. PROINSO UK has been working in partnership with Joules Power Limited (JPL) on a 28 MWp utility scale project, utilising an innovative financing solution from GuarantCo ...

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