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UNESCO Requests New Impact Assessment for Luang Prabang Dam

UNESCO has requested a new assessment for a large-scale Lao Mekong River dam located near a World Heritage Site, fearing that the dam’s potential impact could put the site at risk. According to UNESCO, the town of Luang Prabang is “an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries.” L ...

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Sustainable Energy Key to COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific

The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared many of the worst effects seen in other parts of the world.  The pandemic has reminded us that a reliable and uninterrupted energy supply is critical to managing this crisis. Beyond ensuring that hospitals and healthcare facilities ...

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Japan and ADB agree clean energy cooperation

Japan’s ministry of economy, trade and industry (METI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will work together on clean energy projects identified by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), they have said.  The two sides will work on renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency, and other technologies for low carbon energy transition, they said. The work will focus on the imple ...

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Cooperation between Voith and CNR in France: new Vallabrègues small hydropower plant of CNR will soon supply another 15,000 homes with renewable energy

Important milestone for the development of small hydropower in FranceVoith wins order for the supply and installation of a vertical Kaplan turbine with 8.6 MW as well as the entire electrical and hydromechanical equipmentAs a full-range supplier for small hydropower, Voith offers a comprehensive service package for CNR LYON, FRANCE. Voith’s cooperation with the French energy company Compagnie Nationale ...

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Sri Lanka award $12 Million contract for Renewable Energy

 25 January 2021  The Sri Lankan government has awarded a contract to a Chinese based joint venture, to install a hybrid renewable energy system in three islands of the coast of Jaffna, at a cost of USD $12 million. The contract forms a part of the Supporting Electricity Supply Reliability Improvement Project, which is being implemented by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) but is directly funded ...

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Time to tap KP’s 30,000 MW hydropower potential for sustainable economic, industrial growth

Naturally blessed with enormous hydropower resources, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a unique province where 30,000 Megawatt (MW) of hydropower potential has been identified that could easily meet the energy demands of domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors besides making Pakistan energy surplus. Out of 30,000 MW hydropower potential identified by the KP Energy Department, only 6,000 MW (33,000 Gigawatt h ...

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Phou Ngoy hydropower plant to be developed in Laos

Korea Western Power along with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership in the development of the 728MW Phou Ngoy hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos. Charoen Energy and Water Asia were also involved in the earlier agreement with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to develop Phou Ngoy and brought in Korea Western Power as a partner. Ko ...

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Doosan, Korea Western Power to develop hydropower plant in Laos

Mekong River to be harnessed for 728MW Phou Ngoy facility in southern province of Champasak Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Western Power to partner in developing the 728MW Phou Ngoy hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos. Thai developer Charoen Energy and Water Asia signed the original agreement with the Lao People's Democratic Repub ...

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Japan’s Gov to run on 30% Renewable Power Next Year

TOKYO -- Japan's government facilities will switch to renewable sources for 30% of their energy supply starting in fiscal 2021, leading Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's push for the country to become carbon neutral by 2050. All national government ministries and agencies will be required to reevaluate their electricity supply for the year through March 2022 and beyond under the plan to be announced Thursday ...

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China to build historic Yarlung Zangbo River hydropower project in Tibet

China will build a hydropower project on the Yarlung Zangbo River, one of the major waters in Asia that also passes through India and Bangladesh, and the head of the involved company said that the project could serve to maintain water resources and domestic security. China will "implement hydropower exploitation in the downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo River," and this was clearly put forward in the proposal ...

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