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Brahmaputra Dams – China V India

Both the 12th and 13th Five-Year Plans adopted by the Chinese State Council have called for large-scale expansion of hydropower projects in the southwest, including all three provinces of Tibet. The Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) is one of the main international rivers identified for hydropower expansion in Tibet. Jiacha Dam to begin operation next month This is the second large hyd ...

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Pakistan begins work on Diamer Bhasha Dam

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan initiated the construction of one of the country’s largest dams on Wednesday to meet water and electricity needs. Diamer Bhasha dam will be the country’s third big dam to be built after Tarbela and Mangla dams. It is a multi-purpose dam that will be used for water storage, flood mitigation, divert water for irrigation and power generation. PM Imran Khan inaugurates the d ...

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Pakistan sign Hydro deal with China for CPEC Project

Pakistan has signed a hydropower deal with a Chinese company as part of the country's China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan hailed the new project and asserted that "CPEC was confined to road connectivity, but now other aspects of the corridor are being unfolded." The hydropower project will be carried out on river Jhelum in Sadhanoti district in Pakistan Occupi ...

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$2.5 Billion Renewable fund for South East Asia

A RENEWABLE-ENERGY fund will invest more than $2.5 billion in Southeast Asian renewable energy projects to support the region’s recovery from the pandemic, with a focus on the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. In a statement issued Monday, the South East Asia Clean Energy Facility (SEACEF) said it will offer high-risk venture capital-type funding initiative to “fill the gap” in financing early-stage clean ...

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12 things to know about Renewables in Asia

ADB partners with the private sector to develop utility-scale renewable energy projects to provide reliable, affordable, and clean electricity across Asia and the Pacific. 12 Things to Know: The Rise of Renewable Energy in Asia and the Pacific Asia and the Pacific must meet its rapidly-growing energy demands using clean energy that safeguards the environment and spurs action on climate change. Acr ...

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Asia’s top renewable energy markets

According to a new report by EY, seven Asian countries rank among the globe’s most attractive markets for renewable energy sources including wind power, hydropower and solar energy. EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) ranks markets across the globe based on investment and implementation opportunities in the renewables space. Out of all countries assessed, the 40 best performing countr ...

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Green Peacocks delaying Chinese Dam Construction

A colony of fewer than 300 birds is standing in the way of one of China’s key hydropower dams in a battle between environmentalists and a construction company that has become a spotlight for China’s pledge to conserve its ecology. A high court in Yunnan Province is to decide on a case that has held up construction of the 270 MW Jiasa River dam in limbo for almost three years on concerns from environmental g ...

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ENIAN Attracts $1.5 million investment

University of Edinburgh spin-out ENIAN has completed a $1.5 million pre-seed financing round for its software that helps renewable energy developers and investors project future returns. The business harnesses satellite data from NASA and the European Space Agency to allow professionals to estimate the potential wind or solar power at a particular spot in the world. It says this will save time, effort and r ...

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Marine Energy is Growing Say IRENA

Marine energy sector is growing, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.Some countries such as the Netherlands are developing policy incentives to stimulate investments into marine energy technologies such as tidal and wave power.Ocean-based power sources can complement the deployment of renewable energy and support the energy transition away from fossil fuels. The nascent marine energy sector, whic ...

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The Renewable Energy Transition – is Green Hydrogen a Viable Solution for ASEAN countries?

 While renewables like hydro, solar and wind power are widely known, an energy source gaining momentum as a highly versatile energy source of tomorrow is hydrogen, particularly green hydrogen. Toshiba shares how countries like Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines are looking at hydrogen as a potential clean energy solution, and how the use of H2One™, its Hydrogen-based Autonomous Energy Sup ...

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