◆200804 Nikkei Asian Review https://s.nikkei.com/2EFw0r8
China braces for typhoon as Yangtze floodwaters remain high
The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower plant, along the Yangtze, has been put to the test as it deals with the worst flooding to hit China since 1998. The dam was completed in 2003. As a precaution, authorities in the southern ...
◆200804 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/2PmJ6f3
Global coal power falls for first time even as China builds more
Global coal-fired power capacity edged down for the first time on record in the first half of 2020 as retirements ... The closing of plants, especially in Europe and the U.S., outpaced the start of new units, more than 60 percent of which were in China, according to a report by Global Energy ... world's coal generation capacity, but marks a turning point in the burning of the dirtiest fossil fuel to produce electricity.
◆200804 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/2Dk5inA
China can launch nuclear counterattacks within minutes, ex ...
Beijing – China can detect nuclear missiles launched from an enemy and counterattack using nuclear weapons within minutes before they land in the country, according to a paper written by a Chinese former military officer. His remarks ...
◆200804 Diálogo Chino https://bit.ly/3i4ePOn
China grows its share of the Latin American electricity market
A strategically important sector for economic and social development, electricity transmission and distribution in Latin America has been revolutionised by ... For the company, which controls almost 90% of China's electricity transmission, Brazil is of central importance due to the numerous ... In June, Sempra Energy finalised its exit from South America on selling distributor Chilquinta Energía to State Grid.
◆200804 Xinhua https://bit.ly/2EI6Ub7
Aerial view of Three Gorges Dam in China's Hubei - Xinhua | English.news.cn
According to the Changjiang Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources, reservoirs along the upper and middle reaches of Yangtze River, including the Three Gorges Dam and the Gezhou Dam, have held back over 30 ...
◆200804 The Guardian https://bit.ly/3kbJWJE
HSBC is biggest loser in never-ending US-China global power play
HSBC is biggest loser in never-ending US-China global power play. Larry Elliott. Larry Elliott. Europe's biggest bank is being buffeted by the pandemic and crossfire between Beijing and Washington. Huawei's chief financial officer Meng ...
◆200804 ThePrint https://bit.ly/3i3lBUx
Why India and China haven’t used the ‘N’ word throughout the Ladakh conflict
If both keep their doctrines unchanged, there may be deeper lessons to be learnt on nuclear deterrence from this dyad. The author is Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. Views are personal. Subscribe to our channels ...
◆200804 Reuters https://reut.rs/2BVqxM1
Indonesia allows oil and gas investors to pick their own contract options
“The government, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, is officially allowing flexibility for investors to choose the form of oil and gas cooperation contracts,” the energy ministry said in a statement on Saturday. “This change is to ...
◆200804 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/31fJuS3
Outlook on Indonesian coal exports amid weakening demand ...
Power stations that burn coal for electricity want to buy a fuel that is energy-efficient and cheap. Indonesian coal production is skewed towards lower energy and cheaper sub-bituminous and lignite coals. Indonesia's thermal coal exports ...
◆200804 Modern Diplomacy https://bit.ly/3fr3mab
What Indonesia Can Do to Prevent Nuclear Arms Race in Asia ...
As the follow-up to the first round of talks convened last month, top diplomats from the US and Russia attended three-day meeting on 28 – 30 of July 2020 in Vienna, Austria, to discuss the future of nuclear arms control. One of the most ...
◆200804 ANTARA https://bit.ly/3gqHTzl
Indonesian government pushes Sinopec to build oil depot in Batam
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's government has pressed Sinopec Group, a Chinese oil and gas conglomerate company, ... The oil depot is expected to bolster the nation's energy sovereignty, especially amid the volatile and vulnerable global ...
◆200804 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/39TOXCf
PLN to waive minimum electricity fees for businesses, public services - The Jakarta Post
The government has ordered state-owned electricity giant PLN to waive minimum monthly electricity fees for businesses, ... been requested by businesses themselves, said Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry electrification director general Rida Mulyana on July 30. ... Erasing electricity bill minimums is the third power-related relief scheme introduced by the government to protect Indonesians from the ...
◆200804 EnerCom Inc. https://bit.ly/2XjPS9V
Philippines Geothermal Energy Market Forecasts to 2025 - Deep Geothermal Systems Expected to See Significant Market Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com
The "Philippines Geothermal Energy Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020-2025)" report has been added to ... Philippines government has a target to phase out its coal usage by 2040 and focus more on energy production from natural gas and renewable. ... Favorable government policies and incentives on renewable energy are likely to drive the Philippines geothermal ... geothermal energy can be used for several purposes, such as heating, cooling, or electricity generation.
◆200804 theTrumpet.com https://bit.ly/2BWjaUD
The Philippines' Duterte: Might Makes China Right
It routinely demonstrates its power over the area by blocking Vietnam, the Philippines and other claimants from ... Whether Duterte genuinely fears nuclear war or is only appeasing China, the remarks are consistent with an aim that has been ... In an especially odd act of sycophantism, Mr. Duterte also told the Chinese leadership that he would be happy to split any oil that the Philippines extracts from a ...
◆200801 Telegraph.co.uk https://bit.ly/3hViDRZ
Ignoring water scarcity will be a costly error
Egypt argues that the dam will inhibit its share of the downstream water supply from the Nile – and an agreement ... has spilt over into a power battle over water, with the Mekong River once again becoming significant in the race for superiority ...
◆200801 NHK WORLD https://bit.ly/3hZyhfp
Bangkok to introduce electric ferries
Thailand is set to launch its first commercial electric ferry service as part of efforts to tackle severe air pollution. The vehicle, developed by Thai renewables company Energy Absolute, was unveiled on Friday along the Chao Phraya River near ...
◆200801 The Taiwan Times https://bit.ly/39Lr7Z6
ASEAN's Largest Wind Farm To Be Built In Laos, Energy To ...
A Thai company is planning to construct ASEAN's largest ever wind farm – in neighboring Laos. ... The energy produced is then expected to be sold to a third nation – Vietnam – with Hanoi's state-run 'Electricity ... A formal PPA (power purchase agreement) will be finalised this October according to reports out of Thailand.
◆200801 Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide https://bit.ly/3guzhYg
Indonesia eyes Vietnam as it seeks to diversify thermal coal exports
Indonesia, the world's top exporter of thermal coal, is stepping up efforts to diversify sales of the fuel as shipments to top buyer India slump ... a government spokesman said, as it seeks to offset a fall in annual exports and a global shift towards cleaner energy. ... Thermal coal is used by power plants to generate electricity. ... US Sanctions in Respect of Nord Stream 2 / Turk Stream Gas Projects ... Oil & Energy. Oil & Companies News · General Energy News · Bunker Prices Worldwide ...
◆200801 Natural Resources Defense Council https://on.nrdc.org/2BOeD6D
Japan's New Coal Export Policy A Step in the Right Direction
The statement, coming on the heels of a decision to close 100 inefficient domestic coal-fired power plants in Japan by 2030, ... provide assistance for new coal projects to those countries where Japan is not fully aware of the local energy situation ... include the controversial 1200 MW Vung Ang 2 coal project in Vietnam and the 900 MW Indramayu coal power station ... coal-fired plants (which are in fact a dangerous misnomer) will lock in future greenhouse gas emissions for a long time.
◆200801 Gas to Power Journal https://bit.ly/39JrlQo
LNG supply to Chinese-built power plant in Myanmar now in ...
July 31 – The Japanese utility Tokyo Gas has agreed to raise its stake in the U.S. firm Castleton Resources to 70 percent from 46 percent to increase its foothold in shale gas production in Texas and Louisiana. Castleton Resources holds ...
◆200801 GCR https://bit.ly/31aTQmt
Myanmar splits up “New Yangon” scheme to encourage challenge to giant Chinese contractor - News
“New Yangon City” was conceived as an 8,100-hectare industrial-commercial zone on the less-developed bank of the Yangon River. The initial work, masterplanned by Aecom, would involve building two bridges, a 13-sq-km industrial estate ...
◆200801 The Star Online https://bit.ly/2PeJgFe
Myanmar may postpone election in war-torn Rakhine state
Longtime opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party took power in 2016 after a landslide election win that ended half a century of army rule, though the military retains significant powers. While Suu Kyi remains ...
◆200804 The Conversation UK https://bit.ly/39TUPv3
Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren't met
The scandal sparked a flurry of new research, including my own, and we can now see that some Himalayan glaciers will survive into the next century. The latest data tells us that if we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, then between one- ...
◆200804 Forbes https://bit.ly/2EP2Yph
Tank Battles In The Himalaya Mountains? Indian T-90 Tanks Face Chinese Armor
All Business · Aerospace & Defense · Energy · Food & Drink · Hollywood & Entertainment · KPMG BrandVoice | Paid ... Significantly, China and India are sending tanks to the Himalayas, a vast mountain range that includes Mount Everest and a ... India has customized its variant, the T-90S Bhishma, with non-Russian gear such as a French thermal imaging system. ... Chinese and Indian troops engaged in several mass fistfights in June in the disputed Galwan River valley, resulting in ...
◆200804 The Kathmandu Post https://bit.ly/2DwBO5M
Where are Nepal-India relations heading?
... Singh on May 8 in the Lipulekh-Kalapani area in the western Himalaya leading to the Mansarovar pilgrimage site in Tibet. ... that India is plotting to oust him from power, is proving adequate to fuel the ruling faction's ultra-nationalistic politics.
◆200804 UrduPoint News https://bit.ly/2Pk4xgH
IRSA releases 268,000 cusecs water
According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1479.55 feet, which was 93.55 feet higher than its dead level 1386 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 209,900 cusecs and outflow as ...
◆200804 Daily Times https://bit.ly/2BWcRAh
Large dams and floods
Large dams can play an important role for sweet water, agriculture, cheap energy supply and controlling of floods. ... The history of floods in Pakistan have shown that KBD would have complemented Tarbela Dam's intrinsic flood attenuation ... Imported energy (oil & gas) is not sustainable substitution. ... years and to achieve the desired Hydel :Thermal ratio of 70:30 from Hydro Reservoirs and Run-of-River Projects within next ... Water and Electricity are economic backbone of Pakistan.
◆200804 World Economic Forum https://bit.ly/30nLF72
Renewable energy can get India's rural migrants back to work
During India's lockdown, many workers moved back to their rural villages from the cities - and many have stayed there. But employment opportunities are limited in India's rural areas. Local renewable energy solutions could generate new livelihoods for these internal migrants. ... jobs and entrepreneurship with better power supply, this can also address broader policy issues like energy poverty, ...
◆200804 Livemint https://bit.ly/3k8mnSe
India steps on gas as coal use for power generation slows
Gas consumption by power plants rose 11.7% to 104.83 million standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) in the three months to end-June from the same period last year, data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) showed. Imports ...
◆200804 Argus Media https://bit.ly/2DuFS6z
India’s JSW scraps Odisha power plant deal
Indian private-sector utility JSW Energy has terminated a proposed deal to acquire a coal-fired power plant in east ... activity, although there has been some recovery in electricity consumption after India partially lifted the curbs in June. ... But the company will now focus more on developing renewable energy to raise its generation capacity to 10GW over ... The country's renewable and hydropower output increased during April-June, while electricity production from thermal sources fell.
◆200804 Washington Post https://wapo.st/2Xra89v
India’s decision to check the power of Chinese tech should be followed by other democracies
From Pentagon defense labs in the 1960s to a ubiquitous presence in everyday mobile phones, the Internet today enables more than half the human population to harness creativity, entrepreneurship and energy to change their lives. The ...
◆200804 The Hindu BusinessLine https://bit.ly/3gpyRmg
Centre’s nod must for Pakistan firms to participate in coal auctions
“A citizen of Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Pakistan can invest, only under the Government route, in sectors/activities other than defence, space, atomic energy and sectors/activities prohibited for foreign investment,” a statement issued ...
◆200804 Times of India https://bit.ly/3gtfbOd
FDI in commercial mining: Government nod needed for companies from nations sharing border with India
It is further clarified that any FDI (foreign direct investment) in the commercial coal mining is subject to applicable laws ... in Pakistan can invest only under the government route in sectors/activities other than defence, space, atomic energy and ...
◆200804 MyRepublica https://bit.ly/3forFFp
NEA falls short of its target to expand electrification, blames coronavirus for the failure
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has failed to meet its target to expand complete electrification in 40 ... billion to develop transmission lines that help to take the power produced by six hydropower projects to the national grids. ... wastage of the electricity produced by a number of hydro projects that are already in the phase of generating power. ... Above 95 pc arrears in energy and irrigation sectors settled: Energy Ministry · Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City office ...
◆200804 Hindustan Times https://bit.ly/39RiXym
Nepal plans helipad on disputed location in Bihar’s West Champaran district
“We have already informed the headquarters about the development,” said the commandant. Officials blame the changing course of the Gandak river for the controversy around Narsahi on the Indo Nepal border along West Champaran district. “ ...
◆200804 Global Village space https://bit.ly/30rdGdG
Will China collapse for lack of inclusive institutions?
India has no border at Doklam with China, yet it, like a super power, jumped in at Bhutan's request' to stop China from constructing a road ... Though electricity will not be a substitute for Teesta water, the plan to boost power supply is on anvil. ... India provided Lines of Credit worth $ 96.54 million to Niger for projects in transport, electrification, solar energy and potable drinking water. ... Change in the river course was cited as a reason for the loss of 500-1,500 meters of land annually”.
◆200804 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/2XsYsDo
Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election - The Jakarta Post
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation's fractious politics in an election on Wednesday that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail. Rajapaksa, who claims ...
◆200804 Foreign Policy https://bit.ly/31fBT67
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan Resume Nile Dam Talks
Here is today's Foreign Policy brief: Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan meet for talks on the Blue Nile dam project, a deal ... The GERD sits on the Blue Nile, the river that eventually becomes the River Nile in Sudan as it winds on toward Egypt. ... Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, a new party led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa—the brother of President ... The United Arab Emirates opened its first nuclear power plant on Saturday, making it only the third country in the Middle ...
◆200804 ft.lk https://bit.ly/31g4XdB
Port in crisis: Nationalism killed Trincomalee, do we need the ...
Many in Sri Lanka do not realise that we have one of the best natural ports in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. But it is dead in terms of shipping activity. Wonder why? Because extreme nationalists of the 1960s killed that location to be possibly the number one energy hub of Asia. ... the shores of Sri Lanka under a government led policy which drove away foreign companies and left an empty oil tank farm to ...