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Where the Sun Meets the Sea: Offshore Floating-PV Powers Singapore’s Journey Toward Carbon Neutrality

The market for solar energy is heating up worldwide, with more and more countries joining the Race to Zero, "a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, [and] investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery," to directly quote the United Nations. This is a concerted, global effort to fight against climate change. Singapore, a small and resource-scarce city-st ...

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Samsung urged to use 100% green energy in South Korea and Vietnam

Samsung must switch to using 100% renewable energy in South Korea and Vietnam -- the tech conglomerate's two biggest production bases -- even as those countries plan to build more coal-fired power plants, Greenpeace said in a report on Tuesday. The environmental group's report lauded Samsung Electronics for hitting a 2020 target of 100% renewables in China, Europe and the U.S., but warned it risked being ec ...

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Sri Lanka’s solar energy sector: Recycling broken promises or new hope?

Being in the business desk required me to pay closer attention to the much hyped-up three-day-long Asia’s “first and largest” virtual investor forum hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the Board of Investment (BOI), and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). Inaugurating the forum, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa noted that as Sri Lanka seeks to expand its industrial base, one of the “most significant” ...

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Clenergy Signs an Agreement on a 150MW Solar Portfolio with Government of Kongtong District

Daniel Hong, CEO at Clenergy (Fifth from the left) / Xiaolin Zhao, Director of the Kongtong District Government and Deputy Secretary of the Kongtong District Committee (Sixth from the right)  Clenergy has signed an agreement on a 150MW solar portfolio with the local government in Kongtong, a district located in the city of Pingliang, Gansu province, China. Representatives ...

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Forced labour at Chinese Solar Manufacturers?

A report Friday about China's solar energy industry alleges that Beijing is using forced labor in factories that export products to the rest of the world. The report from the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University in England alleges that China forces ethnic Uyghurs and Kazakh citizens to work in factories that make solar panels and other products. Citing Chi ...

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Strong Vision towards Carbon Neutrality Brings NEFIN and Mondelēz International Together

The leading solar photovoltaic developer and investor in carbon neutrality solutions, NEFIN Group, and leading global snacking company, Mondelez International, signed a Power Purchase Agreement today to kick-off a meaningful partnership allowing the over 7000 sq.m. Mondelēz manufacturing facility in Thailand to embrace clean energy. Left: Jirapong Jaroensri, Plant Manager, Mondelēz International ( ...

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Philippines touted as 2nd best investment destination for renewables in SE Asia

THE Philippines is the second best investment destination for renewable energy (RE) in Southeast Asia with resources that can generate up to 3,000 gigawatts (GW), and a “highly-liberalized” active spot market, according to a report from HSBC Global Research. In deciding the rankings, the independent research house considered the entry barriers and regulatory environments of six Southeast Asian countries. Th ...

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Japan embarks on hard path to zero net carbon emissions by 2050

An expert panel charged with mapping out a plan for Japan to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050 met for the first time Wednesday, focusing on what the revised target for 2030 should be and how to structure a carbon tax. But Japan faces big hurdles in shifting to a more ambitious climate agenda. Analysts say that, if the country is to become a net emitter by 2050, then it will have to cut em ...

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JGC receives permission to build utility-scale solar-plus-storage power plant in Mongolia

A consortium led by Japanese engineering company JGC Holdings has been awarded the contract to build Mongolia's first utility-scale solar-plus-storage power plant by the country's energy ministry. The 5 MW/3.6 MWh power plant will reportedly be built in partnership with Mongolian EPC contractor MCS International LLC and Japanese ceramics company and network attached storage (NAS) provider NGK Insulators Ltd ...

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MYTILINEOS is extending its global partnership with Huawei

Following the successful cooperation with the Renewables and Storage Development (RSD) Business Unit of MYTILINEOS (METKA EGN) in Greece, Huawei extends its business partnership with MYTILINEOS globally, signing a memorandum of cooperation regarding the supply of innovative and reliable Huawei string inverters, for PV plants including but not limited to the UK, Uzbekistan, Spain and Cypr ...

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