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Korea’s U-Turn on Nuclear Power

SEOUL – South Korea is likely to see a major change in its nuclear-free power policy with President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol‘s campaign pledge to bolster energy policies in use of atomic power. Yoon has vowed to make a U-turn from the Moon Jae-in administration’s nuclear energy phase-out policies, citing plans to use nuclear to account for 30 percent of total energy generation. “(I’ll make sure) Sin-Hanul No. 3 ...

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Thugs attack Vietnamese protesting hydropower plant

Ethnic Yao locals say the dam threatens their livelihoods and want the developer to pay for their losses. Villagers protest the construction of a hydropower plant in a hamlet of the town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam's Lao Cai province, March 14, 2022. Photo courtesy of Sa Pa People's Committee Thugs with steel pipes attacked members of the Yao ethnic minority community in Vietnam’s Lao Cai province on Monda ...

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‘Rapid action’ on hydrogen policy reform to decarbonise heavy industry by 2050: Irena

Mushrooming global demand driven by accelerated net zero targets will only be matched with supply if 'more done especially from policy-making side', says agency Ramping up development of green hydrogen production for use in decarbonising heavy-emitting sectors such as steel and petrochemicals will need “rapid action” in streamlining government policy, if H2 production is to meet contribution targets aligned ...

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Mainstream and Aker close deal on Japanese floating wind project

Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power and Aker Offshore Wind have closed the transaction that will see them take an initial 50% stake in Progression Energy’s 800MW floating offshore wind project in Japan. The project is in early-stage development, with the site having been identified in proximity to good grid connections. The transaction was initially announced in August 2021, and with the c ...

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MHIENG and MHIEC to Commence Demonstration Testing of Separation, Capture and Effective Use of CO2 from Waste-to-Energy Plant

Collaboration with City of Yokohama and Tokyo Gas - - Joint public/private sector initiative integrating expertise of 4 partners, targeting CO2 recycling for realization of carbon neutral society - MHIENG to design and build compact CO2 capture system, with installation performed by MHIEC - MHIENG's first application of its CO2 capture technology in a WtE plant, increasing business opportunities Mitsubishi ...

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GE Gas Power secures 2GW CCGT China Order

Shenzhen Energy Group Corporation’s Guangming power plant. Credit: GE Gas technology companies GE Gas Power and Harbin Electric have announced that Chinese state-owned power utility Shenzhen Energy Group Corporation has ordered power generation equipment for its Guangming combined cycle power plant. The plant is located in Shenzhen Guangming district of Guangdong province in China and is expected to deliver ...

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Power Grids may trip SE Asia renewables drive without government intervention

Flexible transmission infrastructure is an important enabler in getting solar and wind power to work, but it has often been overlooked. Southeast Asia needs to start planning for better grids to bolster its renewables ambition, according to a new report by Black & Veatch. Beyond their green credentials, solar power projects have often been marketed as cheap, modular and quick to install, compared to fos ...

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Huawei Debuts a Full-Stack Data Centre Solution to Reinvent Digital Infrastructure

During the Huawei Full-Stack Data Center Forum held at MWC 2022 Barcelona, Huawei presented the Full-Stack Data Center Solution. This brand-new solution, which uses Huawei's full-stack capabilities from energy usage to IT equipment, is designed to assist organisations in adopting contemporary data centres. It's designed to help businesses modernise their data centre infrastructure and establish a solid foun ...

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Stationary storage to account for 2.5twh of battery demand in 2030

Global battery demand for stationary energy storage applications is seen to surpass 2.5 TWh in 2030, a surge from 0.14 TWh in 2021, Rystad Energy said last week. This dramatic increase will be driven by the expansion of renewable energy capacity and the energy transition. Stationary storage will represent 29% of the total battery demand at the end of the decade, ranking second after passenger electric vehic ...

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Fugro supports three Hong Kong power plants on their path to net zero

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd (CLP) has awarded Fugro a 3-year non-destructive testing (NDT) and environmental monitoring contract for three power plants undergoing transition to cleaner gas-fired generation units in Hong Kong. The new contract runs until 2024 and covers inspection, testing and monitoring services in CLP’s Castle Peak, Black Point and Penny Bay power plants, that ensure continuous power supply to ...

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