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$250 Bn USD for Asia Solar Projects

Asia-Pacific countries to invest up to US$250b in solar and wind projects This is due to the increasing threat of climate change. PwC reported that major Asia-Pacific countries may invest up to US$250b in utility-scale solar and wind projects by 2025. According to PwC, climate change has driven an increase in renewable energy (RE) investments among Asia-Pacific countries, with a total amount of US$114.8b RE ...

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Nepal Offers Huge Hydro Opportunities

Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Saturday urged domestic and foreign investors to inject their capital in his country's hydropower to cash in on the immense opportunity provided by soaring demands of electricity in South Asian region. "In Nepal and South Asia where rapid development is expected, demand for electricity is soaring. Hence, I reckon there is a good opportunity to invest in Nepal's hydrop ...

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Plan for Pakistan Renewable Energy Institute

Islamabad - Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has said that the Power Division was planning to establish “renewable energy institute” to conduct research, study the existing potential and propose policy matters to the government in the field of alternative energy . The minister expressed these view at a meeting with a delegation of World Bank headed by WB Vice-President for ...

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Will Malaysia Win Asia’s Smart City Race?

THE emerging trend of countries progressing towards smart cities is ever-growing. The all-encompassing aim of a smart city is to enhance the quality of living for citizens through smart technologies. And with an estimation that 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, the importance of creating an improved system is crucial. Through the enabling of local development and harness ...

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Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant

Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant He Nan Province, China: In December 2017, Henan Tianchi Pumped Storage Co., Ltd. (Tianchi PSP) and Voith Hydro Shanghai Co., Ltd. (VHS) signed a contract to purchase equipment at the Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant site. Voith will supply four 300 MW Francis reversible pump turbines and generators and also auxiliary equipment. The power plant wi ...

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Improving Nuclear Learning

Growth in electricity generation, particularly nuclear power, has levelled out in Western Europe (except for Britain) and the United States. The narrative in Asia is different. Nuclear power is growing signi cantly. From East to South Asia there are 128 operable nuclear reactors, 40 under construction and rm plans to build a further 90. China and India stand out. Click me to read! ...

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Fuel flexible CFB’s – The future of solid fuel power generation

New wind and solar projects continue to dominate recent global capacity increases. But when dis- patchable power is required, particularly in developing countries, coal remains the fuel of choice for utility-scale plants. Global coal use for power generation continues to rise primarily due to rapid growth of the Indian, African, and Asian power markets that value low cost solid fuels. Click to read!! ...

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China flexes control on the Mekong River

Was it truly worth Chinese Premier Li Keqiang traveling all the way to Phnom Penh for the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) summit? As the MLC leaders’ meeting closed on Wednesday, there appeared few new or positive developments on how the regional body would respond to the many environmental and other issues affecting the Mekong River, known in China as the Lancang. Li said an agreed new five-year ac ...

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Shaping Asia’s Energy Future

CLEAN WATER, sanitation, healthcare, transport, lighting, cooking, heating–these are energy driven elements essential to human wellbeing and a country’s economic activity and social development – yet not accessible to the world’s energy poor, the majority who are living in Asia and the Pacific. Today, more than 700 million people in the region have no access to electricity. With the threats of climate chang ...

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