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Himalayan Landslides Threatening Hydro Dream

When Wolfgang Schwanghart went to Nepal for the first time, he was shocked to see many hydropower dams perching on the steep Himalayan terrains. “They looked rather precarious,” says the geologist, who works at the University of Potsdam in Germany. That was in early April 2015. Two weeks later, a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck, killing nearly 9,000 people. It also damaged 31 projects of the typ ...

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Addressing Asia’s Water Challenges

Rye Brook, NY – Xylem (NYSE: XYL) President and CEO Patrick Decker will deliver a keynote address, highlighting the opportunities to leverage collaboration and technology to advance water and resource security in Asia, to industry colleagues and policymakers during the WaterLinks Forum, Manila, Philippines (25-27 September 2018). This year’s event will concentrate on the synergies between water, food and en ...

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Zinc-Air Batteries Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion?

Lithium-ion batteries have become essential for powering electric cars and storing energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines. But their drawbacks are also by now familiar: They use scarce minerals, are vulnerable to fires and explosions, and are pricey. A plentiful, safe and more affordable alternative would be worth a lot. On Wednesday, an energy company headed by the California billionaire Patric ...

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Blockchain – Enable Energy Trading in Asia

The Asia region is set to match North America and Europe in the area of blockchain-based energy trading with the expanding market interest in a number of innovative projects involving distributed ledger technology (DLT). From Singapore to Japan, the markets are embracing blockchain-based energy trading opportunities. Early global energy blockchain leaders, including Australia's power ledger and LO3 Energy o ...

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