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Van Oord Win Taiwanese Offshore Wind Contract

Van Oord has been designated as preferred contractor for a large 640 MW offshore wind project in Taiwan, enabling the company to take a firm first step towards entering the Asian offshore wind market. The Yunlin offshore wind project is being developed by German project developer wpd, with Van Oord being responsible for the design, manufacturing and installation of the wind farm’s eighty foundations. Prepar ...

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Australia’s Solar Transformation

An announcement made by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) highlighted that the next phase of the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) is set to begin and is expected to be able to provide solar PV to 17 communities by November of this year. The next phase of the A$59 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) project is set to begin construction thereby giving remote communities ...

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Can Asia Meet Sustainability Goals?

Three years into the implementation period of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is Asia Pacific on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? According to ESCAP’s recent Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report, the answer is yes for only one Goal, unlikely for many Goals, and probably not for a few Goals where the region is moving in the wrong direction, most notably on inequality. ...

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Sustainability for Data Centres

With rapid growth in enterprise cloud and big data, the acceleration of DevOps and microservices initiatives, and an increasing distribution of global workforces; the criticality and relevance of interconnected data centers has never been higher and it's growing. According to PwC, the Asia Pacific data center market size is expected to grow by 27% per annum (p.a.); with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) ...

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Worlds First Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant

Highview Power launches world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant True long-duration energy storage addresses challenges of rising energy demand and balancing the grid The world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant will be officially launched today. The 5MW/15MWh LAES plant, located at Bury, near Manchester will become the first operational demonstration of LAES technolog ...

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Trina Solar Completes Purchase of Nclave Renewables

Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") announced that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Spain-based Nclave Renewable S.L. ("Nclave"), the world's leading solar tracker system manufacturer. This is the first time that a Chinese solar company has acquired a solar tracker producer outside of its home market, accelerating Trina Solar's strategic transformation from a leading PV product ...

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Why isn’t everyone using Renewable Energy?

Iceland isn't blessed with much wind or sunlight. Not only does that make vitamin D a commodity, it also means solar and wind power is hard to come by. And yet 100 percent of Iceland's electricity comes from renewables. Not 30 percent by 2025, like the US, or Australia's 23.5 percent by 2020 target. It's 100 percent renewable right now. Today. The heating and air conditioning of homes and office buildings: ...

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Asia Key Market For Siemens Turbine Sales

Siemens has identified Asia as an important future market as the rapidly developing region is in need of efficient and cost-effective power generation technologies – an area in which the German engineering giant prides itself as a leading global supplier. Thomas Hagedorn, head of sales for the Asia and Pacific region of the Siemens power and gas division, said Siemens’s latest HL-class turbines would be the ...

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US Shale based LNG Pours into Asia!

TOKYO -- Liquefied natural gas originating from the U.S. is flowing into Asia at an accelerating pace, with Japan becoming the most recent country to buy the fuel under a long-term contract. Japan will begin sourcing a sizable portion of its LNG from the U.S. to improve its energy security. Tokyo also seeks to alleviate pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to address their bilateral tr ...

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Pakistan & World Bank Begin Talks on Jammu & Kashmir Project

Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam.A four-member Pakistan delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, arrived in Washington on Sunday for three-day talks aiming to convince the World Bank authorities to set up a cou ...

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