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Hydropower to help Nepal reduce deficit with India

The cooperation between India and Nepal in the hydropower sector would help the Himalayan nation, blessed with enormous hydel potential, reduce huge trade deficit with India, a top Indian diplomat said on Monday. Charge d''Affaires of Embassy of India, Nepal Ajay Kumar while addressing a programme organised by Nepal India Friendship Society in Kathmandu to mark the 71st Republic Day of India said the relati ...

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Wind to grow by 627GW by 2028

Almost 627GW of new wind capacity is expected to be installed by 2028, according to analysis by Navigant Research. The 'Global Wind Energy Overview' report said the new capacity represents a market worth of more than $92bn in 2019 and over $1 trillion during the period. Navigant said installations were flat from 2017 to 2018, but “behind the flat figures are profound shifts throughout global wind power mark ...

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Sunseap secure $50 Million funding

Sunseap Group Pte Ltd has secured a total of $50 million from ABC World Asia, an Asia-focused impact investing private equity fund, and Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. Sunseap’s President and Executive Director Mr Lawrence Wu said:”Sunseap was founded on the idea that we could provide attractive clean energy solutions to businesses and individuals on a commercially viable ba ...

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Linde: builds four new hydrogen refuelling stations in South Korea

Leading industrial gas heavyweight Linde plc has signed a long-term agreement to build, own and operate four new hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) in Chungnam, South Korea. The 15-year contract was signed with the Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC) and will see the four new stations operational by December 2020. South Korea unveiled ambitious plans last year to have 80,000 hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicl ...

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Advance Nuclear is the answer to global energy problems

So you don’t like CO2? What you need to know, then, is that there’s no alternative to advanced nuclear power. Concern about the climate effects of man-caused CO2 emissions has prompted gigantic investments into so-called renewable energy sources: wind, solar, hydropower and biofuels. Meanwhile, in a huge mistake, nuclear energy – a reliable CO2-free power source producing 14% of the world’s electricity ...

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Vietnam encouraging Solar growth

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has agreed to keep the current feed-in tariff of 9.35 US cents per kWh for rooftop solar power until next year as recommended by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The ministry had said it was essential to maintain this tariff until 2021 to encourage the development of rooftop solar. The ministry has also asked EVN to be responsible for connecting rooftop solar power systems to th ...

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Siemens purchase India’s C&S Electric for $294m

Siemens has signed a deal to acquire C&S Electric, one of India’s leading providers of electric equipment for power generation, T&D and infrastructure.  New Delhi-based C&S Electric will be bought for around $294m in an agreement that comprises its low-voltage switchgear components and panels, low and medium-voltage power busbars, plus its protection and metering businesses. Siemens says th ...

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Can Singapore run without fossil fuels?

Could Singapore run without fossil fuels? Possibly. The government is thinking about it because of global trends, although getting to that future quickly will disrupt the current economic structure and affect jobs. Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Monday that the country was certainly thinking of a post fossil fuel future, but outlined Singapore’s limitations to “solving the energy puzz ...

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Worlds largest hydro/solar floating power project Thailand

The consortium of BGRIM Power – Energy China , comprising  B Grimm Power Plc (BGRIM) and China Energy Engineering Group Shanxi Electric Power Engineering Co Ltd. (Energy China) has signed a EPC contract to build the world’s largest hydro-floating solar hybrid project for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). BGRIMM Power – Energy China consortium as selected bidder with the deal wort ...

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Are micro-grids the answer to energy poverty?

Imagine you are one of the 840 million people around the world who live without access to electricity: Basic machinery is powered manually, you rush to finish work before sundown, there are limited means for reading or studying at night, and you are locked out of the modern information economy. Yet imagine that suddenly, your situation changes with the arrival of microgrids. Renewable energy microgrids, als ...

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