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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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10 years of Hydro power insight

Eddie Rich, Chief Executive of the International Hydropower Association It is clear that in this decade renewable energy will take centre stage. There are commitments from many countries to decarbonise and no country has been able to do so without a large element of hydropower. The International Renewable Energy Agency’s figures suggest that we are going to need another 1000GW of hydropower in the next 30 y ...

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RE Sets records in 2019

Globally, renewable energy sectors including wind, solar, and hydropower are booming. The world is using more renewable energy than ever before. Over one third of the world’s electricity comes from renewable sources, according to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency, or Irena, on Monday. From 2018 to 2019, new renewable energy capacity construction slowed down slightly. But s ...

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Shuakhevi hydro power project commences commercial operation

Adjaristsqali Georgia (AGL), a joint venture between Tata Power, Norway’s Clean Energy Invest (CEI) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced commercial operation of 178 MW Shuakhevi hydro power project (Shuakhevi HPP) located in southwest Georgia. Tata Power holds 40% shares in the joint venture. The Shuakhevi HPP is the only project in Georgia’s energy sector which has been funded by finan ...

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APAC Countries Not on Track to Reach Sustainable Goals

A new United Nations report has warned that countries in the Asia and Pacific region are not on track to achieve any of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and are in some cases even going in the “wrong direction”. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) published on Wednesday a progress report on the global targets to be achieved in 10 years’ time. Data ...

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Next Energy First Investment in Thailand

Nexif Energy, the Singapore-headquartered Asian and Australian power firm, announced that it had secured debt facility and partnership agreements for a 92-MW gas-fired co-generation project in Thailand, the company’s first investment in the country. Debt funding for the project is provided by a consortium composed of Kasikornbank Public Company Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Standard Chartere ...

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Coronavirus Slowing Chinese Projects in Asia

From an artificial island in Sri Lanka to a bridge in Bangladesh and hydropower projects in Nepal and Indonesia, China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan is stuttering under the effects of the deadly coronavirus. The outbreak that emerged in China in late December and spread to dozens of countries has cut off the Chinese labour supplies and equipment imports needed to keep major infrastructure projects ru ...

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Attracting investment in Hydro Power

 Hydropower is a strategic industry in Central Asia, as industrial production is developing and digitalization is ongoing in the region. How to attract investment in the hydropower sector, improve cooperation and develop green energy in the region? These issues were discussed by the participants of the international congress "Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2020" held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Febr ...

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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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