◆200805 China Daily https://bit.ly/33pPtGM
Natural gas output rises as clean energy efforts gain traction
Unconventional natural gas resources, like tight gas and shale gas, saw higher output last year and accounted for a third of the total natural gas production, according to an annual report on China's energy development released by the China Electric Power ... Coal bed methane production reached 5.5 billion cubic meters last year, up 6.1 percent on a yearly basis. ... Investment for the exploitation of oil and gas resources in the country rose to 252.71 billion yuan in 2019, up 24.4 ...
◆200805 Nature.com https://go.nature.com/3a8q6e5
Nuclear weapons: arms-control efforts need China
It is 75 years since the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, killing around 200,000 people. Since then, humanity has had to coexist with the massive destructive power ...
◆200805 Reuters https://reut.rs/3fxOUgm
China only fulfils 5% of Sino-U.S. energy trade deal in first half of 2020
China's imports of crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), metallurgical coal and other energy products totalled around $1.29 billion this year through June, according to Reuters calculations based on China customs data. While Chinese ...
◆200805 Mining Technology https://bit.ly/2DkPr8r
India restricts participation of China and others in coal mine ...
The latest move comes as India and China are in talks to end a 'border stand-off' in eastern Ladakh. A corrigendum has been issued by the Indian Ministry of Coal to the tender document that was released in June this year for commercial ...
◆200805 Foreign Policy https://bit.ly/3kazSRj
Arm Taiwan to Deter China—but Skip the Nuclear Weapons
Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned in late July that mainland China's military threat to Taiwan is “on the rise. ... Some have even suggested that the United States equip Taiwan with nuclear weapons. ... provide additional conventional military aid to address the dangerous shift in the balance of power across the Taiwan Strait, which if left unchecked could invite aggression by mainland China.
◆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 ...
◆200805 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan https://bit.ly/30uiSO1
Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam）と電話会談を行ったところ、概要は以下のとおりです。 冒頭、安倍総理大臣から、ベトナムの新型コロナウイルス感染症対策とフック首相の迅速な対応 ...
◆200805 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/2Ddx6dD
ラオス北西部のサイニャブリ県各地で、洪水による被害が発生している。北西部では、洪水発生前の２日間にわたって豪雨が続いていた。ビエンチャン・タイムズ（電子版）が４日伝えた。 洪水被害が最も大きいのはサイニャブリ郡で、200 ...
◆200805 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/3a3J3OP
バンプー、ベトナムの風力発電所を買収へ タイ・電力・ガス ...
◆200805 The Star Online https://bit.ly/2Dxee9d
Mekong set to rise further after downpour
THE water level in Mekong River flowing through Nong Khai province has risen sharply due to heavy rain in the North of Thailand and Laos under the influence of tropical storm Sinlaku. The water level had risen to 4.20 metres as measured by ...
◆200805 UCAN https://bit.ly/2DxjZnk
Mekong agency says Tonle Sap 'very critical' amid drought
The annual reversal of the river flow in the Tonle Sap has failed to arrive amid a long-running drought with water levels now “very ... As a major tributary of the Mekong River, the Tonle Sap stretches from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and forms a giant inland lake ... catches has been reduced to a paltry two or three kilograms and have blamed large-scale dam construction in Laos and China for their plight.
◆200805 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/2BZpSJv
What Does Vietnam Think About America's Indo-Pacific ...
Chinese damming activities along the Mekong River in neighboring Laos and Cambodia, which in many instances are fueled ... which has economic and military superiority over it, and the United States, which can help offset Chinese power.
◆200805 S&P Global https://bit.ly/2DwxFyO
Myanmar's fast-track LNG-to-power plants put country on ...
Spot LNG imports are cheaper for Myanmar than its own oil-linked pipeline gas exports to China and Thailand. ... It has been necessitated because of shallow draft at Burmese ports of Yangon and Thilawa and sand bars on the river that restrict ... *Myanmar's installed power capacity by fuel is 1.9 GW of gas, 3.5 GW of hydro, 0.5 GW of coal and 0.1 GW of diesel, ... *CNTIC VPower and Electric Power Generation Enterprise of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar signed a ...
◆200805 REVE https://bit.ly/3gxUvEI
Banpu set to acquire $66 million wind farm in Vietnam
The Banpu Group aims to achieve a power-generation capacity of 6,100MW within 2025 by focusing on markets with growing power demand with BanpuNEXT spearheading the development of renewable energy and energy technology.
◆200805 reNEWS https://bit.ly/31lGx2l
Offshore capacity to 'top 234GW by 2030'
Other markets in the region are also beginning to scale-up their offshore wind markets, with Vietnam, Japan and South Korea ... “Furthermore, 1GW of offshore wind power avoids 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 – making it the most effective available ... for the sector and place the offshore industry in an increasingly important position to drive the global energy transition. ... Renews provides news-focused business intelligence on the renewable energy sector with market-leading coverage of ...
◆200805 Asia Times https://bit.ly/2Ppy6xx
China, Cambodia trade pact more form than substance
A soon-to-be-signed Cambodia-China free trade agreement (FTA) will not extend Phnom Penh the economic lifeline it initially sought from Beijing and ... Cambodia's first-ever bilateral trade pact will by initial estimates add less than 2% of gross domestic product (GDP) to the economy and ... the democratic backsliding and human rights violations of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), which has been in power since 1979. ... Three Gorges Dam deformed but safe, say operators.
◆200805 Myanmar Times https://bit.ly/3gw2pym
Is hydrogen missing piece in ASEAN's energy mix?
ASEAN's current power generation mix is dominated by coal, gas, and hydropower. ... grids because it requires back-up capacity from conventional gas power plants, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US. ... In many cases their development requires large investment in undersea transmission cables to transport electricity. ... To produce green hydrogen requires electricity from renewable other than wind and solar, such as nuclear, geothermal, and hydro.
◆200805 The Asset https://bit.ly/30u3Acj
Japanese trading houses sign up for Myanmar LNG power ...
A consortium of three Japanese trading houses, together with local partner Eden Group, has received the go-ahead for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power project in Myanmar. The country's Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has ...
◆200805 Frontier Myanmar https://bit.ly/33tkZU8
Chinese companies dominate bidding for Myanmar's billion ...
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy will soon announce the winners of its billion-dollar solar tender, officials say, after ... Machinery Engineering Corporation and Datang Power each submitted more than 10 bids, according to the document.
◆200805 Arab News https://bit.ly/2BYeA8c
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi confirms contesting for second ...
After decades of military rule, Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning for democracy, took the reins in 2016 after an electoral landslide, but has been forced to share power with the generals. Her international reputation ...
◆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 ...