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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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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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