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Renewable energy in Asia

  • China’s Renewables Industry

    CHINA, 2017/05/29 China has gone from the world’s major polluter to, arguably, the number-one leader in clean energy, and in the process it is achieving a growing dominance in the field of renewable energy. China has surpassed the U.S. as the world’s major greenhouse gas emitter for a decade presently, discharging twice as much as the U.S. as of this year. Presently, witnessing the consequences of rapid industrialization, the Chinese government has shifted its priorities from maintaining economic increase to achieving a additional sustainable development path. Moreover, this national-business collaboration looks beyond just protecting the environment, hoping to use diversification and investment to transform China from the “factory of the world” to its “innovation hub.”
  • Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can do that

    WORLD, 2016/07/16 Before this year media outlets around the world announced that February had broken world temperature records by a shocking all. March broke all the records, too. In June our screens were covered with surreal images of Paris flooding, the Seine bursting its banks and flowing into the streets. In London, the floods sent water pouring into the tube system right in the heart of Covent Garden. Roads in south-east London became rivers two metres deep. With such extreme events becoming additional commonplace, few deny climate change any longer. Finally, a consensus is crystallising around one all-significant fact: fossil fuels are killing us. We need to switch to clean energy, and fast. But while this growing awareness about the dangers of fossil fuels represents a crucial shift in our consciousness, I can’t help but fear we’ve missed the point. As significant as clean energy may be, the science is clear: it won’t save us from climate change.
  • Pertamina to Buy 1.84 million Kilolitre of Fatty Acids for Biodiesel

    INDONESIA, 2015/11/23 National energy giant Pertamina has signed contracts with 11 biofuel companies to supply 1.84 million kiloliter of fatty acid methyl ester, a chemical used to create biodiesel. The fatty acid supply is needed to support Pertamina's efforts at increasing the mandatory mix of biofuel in diesel to 20 % next year from the current 15 %, Ahmada Bambang, marketing director of Pertamina, said. Eleven companies won the arrangement with Pertamina, inclunding Singapore-based Musim Mas, Wilmar Bioenergi, Wilmar Nabati Indonesia and Pelita Agung Agri Lestari.
  • Bangladesh fires up large-scale solar to boost power generation

    BANGLADESH, 2015/11/23 The government of Bangladesh has approved construction of a large-scale solar park as part of a push to increase the share of power from renewable sources in this electricity-starved country. The new solar park, which is due to begin generating within the next 18 months, will supply up to 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid. Sun Edison Energy Holding (Singapore) Pte Ltd will build the park in Teknaf sub-district, the southernmost point in mainland Bangladesh. The solar power will be cheaper than electricity from conventional power stations. The tariff rate has been fixed at Tk 13.26 per kilowatt/hour ($0.17), two-thirds the price of electricity generated by oil-fuelled plants.
  • Kazakhstan renewable energy facilities

    KAZAKHSTAN, 2015/11/22 Kazakhstan plans to commission 106 facilities to generate energy from renewable energy sources by late 2020, according to the country’s Energy Ministry. The country will commission 28 solar power plants with a capacity of 713.5 megawatts in Almaty, Zhambyl, Atyrau, Karaganda, Kyzylorda, South Kazakhstan and Mangistau provinces, the ministry told Trend. The total capacity of these facilities will all to around 3.055 megawatts. The ministry said all these projects are being implemented with foreign funds and are not financed from the national budget.
  • Kazakhstan to cooperate with Qatar, Japan in renewable energy sector

    JAPAN, 2015/10/29 Kazakhstan's Kazatomprom Company has signed an agreement on cooperation with Qatar in solar energy development. Kazatomprom reported on October 28 that a framework agreement on a joint venture in the field of solar energy was signed with Qatar Solar Energy. According to the agreement, Kazatomprom is becoming a strategic shareholder of the Qatari company and is able to expand the chain of production of solar panels from raw materials to the electricity generation, to increase the production capacity of existing enterprises and to start producing ingots and cells with a capacity up to 1,000 MW.
  • Germany to construct wind farms in Uzbekistan

    GERMANY, 2015/04/25 The German GEO-NET and Intec-GOPA have evaluated the predictive potential of Uzbekistan in the field of wind electricity in additional than 520,000 megawatts of installed capacity on 17,000 square kilometers with a production of 1.07 trillion kilowatt / hours of electricity annually, the message of the Uzbekenergo National Joint Stock Company (SJC) said. Before it was reported that in summer 2014, the German companies began a study of the wind energy potential of Uzbekistan within the framework of the contact signed with the Uzbekenergo. The arrangement envisaged the study of Uzbekistan’s wind potential in six regions to find out the opportunities for industrial production of electricity with average annual wind gust strength of 100 meters per second.
  • Investing in Geothermal Power Project in Vietnam

    VIETNAM, 2015/02/20 Introduction The geothermal energy in Vietnam has great potential, up to date, the researched have showed that Vietnam has additional than 200 sources of hot water at temperatures of 40-100 degrees centigrade that provides this Southeast Asian country necessary basis for developing prospective geothermal energy projects. However the geothermal energy industry of Vietnam is still under-developed, and mostly remains at the researching stage.
  • Brunei Darussalam’s renewed focus on alternative energy

    BRUNEI , 2015/02/14 Plans to revive a stalled renewable energy transaction between Brunei Darussalam and neighbouring Sarawak that would see hydropower exported from the Malaysian national to the Sultanate have thrown a focus on its efforts to increase renewable energy sources. Bruneian officials confirmed at the end of January that they would any minute at this time be receiving the business plan and details of a proposition to jointly develop hydroelectric dams in northern Sarawak, with a 40km power transmission line to Brunei Darussalam. This forms part of a wider plan to reduce the Sultanate’s reliance on fossil fuels by increasing its solar capacities and creating feed-in tariff mechanisms.
  • Kazakhstan renewable energy sources share to reach 3 pct by 2020

    KAZAKHSTAN, 2014/09/15 The share of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan's power grid will reach to 3 % by 2020. The news was announced by Astana Solar LLP, a company involved in the production of solar cells, Trend Agency reported. "The company plans to commission some renewable energy source facilities with a total installed capacity of 3,054.5 MW, some 713.5 MW of which will account for 28 solar power plants in 2014- 2020. Under the plan, the share of renewable energy sources in the country's energy system will stand at 3 % by 2020," the Astana Solar LLP noted.