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Asia needs more energy solutions

The Asia-Pacific region is at a turning point in its energy trajectory. The energy solutions that have fuelled growth in the region over the past few decades are no longer compatible with the sustainable development aspirations of our nations and their people. In transitioning to a new era of sustainable energy, policymakers across the region face complex decisions. Supplies must be secure and affordable, a ...

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Waste of Wind?

On the edge of the Gobi Desert, the Jiuquan Wind Power Base stands as a symbol of China’s quest to dominate the world’s renewable energy market. With more than 7,000 turbines arranged in rows that stretch along the sandy horizon, it is one of the world’s largest wind farms, capable of generating enough electricity to power a small country. But these days, the windmills loom like scarecrows, idle and inert. ...

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Huge investment in Australian Wind farm

Swiss global private markets management firm Partners Group has invested $186.29 million (AU$ 250 million) in Sapphire Wind Farm, a 270MW development in Australia, second such investment after Ararat Wind Farm in Australia. In an announcement on Sunday, Partners Group said that it has contributed the majority of the equity funding for the wind farm project, with the remainder provided by the project develop ...

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Chinas Wind Capacity Picks Up

China’s grid-connected wind power capacity continued to pick up, but the utilisation rate was waning after years of capacity expansion, the latest data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) showed. China’s total installed capacity of wind power generation facilities connected to the power grid reached 139 million kilowatts by the end of September, up 28 per cent from a year earlier, according to the ...

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Goldwind supply Wyoming Project

China-based renewables major Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (HKG:2208) said Wednesday it will supply a projected 1,870 MW of its turbines for project developer Viridis Eolia LLC’s masterplan in the US state of Wyoming. The company’s wholly-owned unit Goldwind USA Inc has entered into an exclusive letter of intent (LoI) with the buyer. As part of the deal, it is expected to deliver 2.5-MW and 3-M ...

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GE buys LM Wind Power

GE still has another energy integration on deck. General Electric said it would buy LM Wind Power, a maker of rotor blades used in wind turbines, from private equity firm Doughty Hanson for $1.65 billion, as it looks to boost output in its renewable energy business. Denmark-based LM Wind Power is the largest supplier of rotor blades to GE, and the deal will help the U.S. industrial conglomerate in-source tu ...

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Indonesia’s Largest Wind Project

Indonesia’s national energy company, PT. PLN, has signed a deal with an international group of investors led by Singapore-headquartered energy and infrastructure specialist Equis to build the country’s first large-scale renewable energy project. Signed on September 19 in Copenhagen, the 60MW capacity South Sulawesi wind farm will be Indonesia’s largest wind farm yet and is seen to help achieve the country’s ...

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TUV to present Wind solutions in Hamburg

TÜV Rheinland is presenting its range of products for the wind-energy sector at Hamburg’s WindEnergy trade show from the 27th through the 30th of September 2016. The range includes inspections, type approvals, and component certifications, as well as production monitoring for quality assurance at the manufacturer level. The testing company provides its clients with fast and flexible solutions for certificat ...

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Blue Circle wins investment for Wind project in Vietnam

The Blue Circle, a Singapore-based wind energy developer, has received an investment certificate from Vietnamese authorities for its 40-megawatt project in Ninh Thuan province, south Vietnam. The certificate to the Blue Circle and its Vietnamese partner, TSV, opens the process to sign a long-term lease and power purchase agreement with EVN, the national power utility, the Blue Circle said in an e-mailed sta ...

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Renewable energy Asia

Renewable energy is often seen to provide relief to climate change. However, renewable energy is at the same time vulnerable to climate change. As the region is set to meet its renewable energy targets in the coming years, it is important therefore to ensure that the development of renewable infrastructure is infused with climate change adaptation thinking. Renewable energy is set to grow in Southeast Asia ...

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