◆200921 SpaceNews https://bit.ly/35SdU0P
New study looks at space power competition through China's ...
"China's Space Narrative" was released Sept. 17 by the U.S. Air Force Air University's China Aerospace Studies Institute and the CNA nonprofit research center. WASHINGTON — A new study by the U.S. Air Force's university think tank ...
◆200921 Xinhua https://bit.ly/35OrXV8
China expected to consume more natural gas in 2020: report ...
20 (Xinhua) -- China's natural gas consumption is expected to increase in 2020 amid the country's efforts to step up exploration and ... cubic meters to 320 billion in 2020, according to the report compiled by the National Energy Administration together with two other think tanks. Both reserves and output growth hit a record high in 2019, with investment in oil and gas exploration reaching 335.5 billion yuan ...
◆200921 CNBC https://cnb.cx/2RGFplA
Asia-Pacific shares mixed; China set to announce loan prime rates
China's one-year and five-year Loan Prime Rate (LPR) are set to be out at around 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN on Monday. Stocks in Australia were set to trade lower at the open as investors await the release of China's benchmark lending rate. The SPI ...
◆200921 MENAFN.COM https://bit.ly/35ThAPR
China uses more power in August
(MENAFN) The electricity usage in China, an important indicator of economic activity, increased in the earlier month over the efforts in boosting expansion amid the COVID-19 slowdown. Power use rose 7.7 percent since a year ago in August ...
◆200921 The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3cgnImp
TikTok Deal Exposes a Security Gap, and a Missing China Strategy
Whatever it was, it clearly wasn't on Washington's radar the way that the expansion of China's nuclear arsenal, or its actions in the South China Sea, dominate the China debate. Yet as Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, which competed with ...
◆200921 The Hindu https://bit.ly/3iNjxRC
China’s nationalist turn under Xi Jinping
His new book, India's China Challenge: A Journey through China's Rise and What It Means for India, provides an on-the-ground perspective of ... Institutionalising the exercise of political power is not seen as the answer to curbing its excesses.
◆200921 Asahi Shimbun https://bit.ly/33Jvh17
Taiwan president says drills show China is threat to whole ...
"The Chinese Communists must restrain themselves, and not provoke." China's air force on Saturday put out a video showing its nuclear capable H-6 bombers, which have been involved in many Chinese fly-bys of ...
◆200921 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/3mE5VKD
首都で37社一時閉鎖、規制再強化５日間で インドネシア ...
インドネシアの首都ジャカルタ特別州政府は、新型コロナウイルスの行動規制を強化した14日から18日までの５日間で、州内の企業37社の職場を一時閉鎖した。 ... 州労働・移住・エネルギー局のアンドリ・ヤンシャ局長によると… 関連国・ ...
◆200921 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/33IBjis
テイクオフ：西ジャワ州ボゴールの市… インドネシア・社会 ...
新型コロナウイルスの流行拡大に伴い、インドネシアの政府機関や日系企業の間でオフィスのコロナ対策を見直… 続きを読む ... インドネシアでガスエネルギー事業を手掛ける地場ミトラ・エネルギー・プルサダ（ＭＥＰ）は、提携関係にあ…
◆200921 Bloomberg https://bloom.bg/2RLCRm8
Indonesia’s Palm Oil Exports Rise on Higher Shipments to China
Indonesia's palm oil exports increased in July on higher shipments to China and the Middle East, according to the Indonesian Palm Oil Association. Total exports rose to 3.13 million tons from 2.77 million tons a month earlier, the association, ...
◆200921 Modern Diplomacy https://bit.ly/32L2h9Z
Rediscovering the Sea: Comparing New Maritime Orientations ...
Rediscovering the Sea: Comparing New Maritime Orientations of Turkey and Indonesia ... One of the main reasons is that sea hold reserves to crucial energy and food resources. ... In these years, Turkey is also conducting oil and gas exploration activities with six oil and gas exploration and drilling vessels in the Black Sea and East ... Last week an Italian scientist, Roberto Gatti, made headlines in Malaysia when he proclaimed that there is “no such thing as sustainable palm oil”.
◆200920 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/33Cy1Ny
Govt’s flexible oil and gas contract choice ‘positive’ for investment: Analyst - The Jakarta Post
The government's decision to allow oil and gas producers to choose production sharing contracts (PSCs) is a positive step forward for investors in the upstream industry, compared with the less favorable gas ceiling policy, according to energy ... Attracting upstream investment is key to realizing Indonesia's long-term goal of raising oil and gas output and reducing the ... million British thermal units (mmbtu) of natural gas, below the $8 per mmbtu market average, for the next four years.
◆200920 Metro US https://bit.ly/2FQgmda
Indonesia, U.S. agree on infrastructure finance agreement
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has signed an agreement with the United States to strengthen infrastructure financing through private ... U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signed the agreement with Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati remotely on ... ongoing efforts under the Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) and the Infrastructure Transaction and ...
◆200920 The Manila Times https://bit.ly/2RHjf2F
Use of nuclear energy pushed – The Manila Times
NUCLEAR energy can be a source of “renewable energy”, a group advocating its use told the government on Saturday. ... representative Mark Cojuangco heads, said nuclear energy can bring down the cost of electricity and allow the entry of ... the webinar “Stand Up to Nuclear 2020”, also allayed fears of a meltdown at the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, ... Dr. Carlo Arcilla, director of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, assured that the location of the BNPP was safe ...
◆200920 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/2FOgAl4
Rotating brownouts feared as Malampaya gas field is close to running out of supply
The Malampaya project has been supplying fuel to the Luzon electricity grid, servicing for nearly two decades an approximate ... energy policy and framework for the development and regulation of the Philippine midstream natural gas industry. ... Luzon power grid experienced rotating brownouts of up to four hours daily due to insufficient electrical generating capacity. ... or marine vessels to deliver natural gas to LNG terminals, pipelines or transmission systems and storage facilities.
◆200920 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/2FKbG91
PH-German bilateral trade down in H1
Bilateral trade between Philippines and Germany substantially dropped in the first half of 2020 mainly due to the ... Parliamentary State Secretary Marco Wanderwitz from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
◆200920 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/32LqRrd
Vivant deploys power for Bantayan island
Vivant Energy Corporation has deployed of a 3.0-megawatt generating set to Bantayan Island in Cebu, alleviating ... to beef up electricity supply for Bantayan Electric Cooperative (BANELCO), the power utility servicing consumers in the area. ... Oil companies are expected to enforce the cost hikes on Tuesday (September 22), which is their established grind when it ... it will take the lead in crafting the national value chain roadmap for pork-based processed products in the Philippines.
◆200920 Reuters https://reut.rs/2ZUSi01
Polluted stretch of Manila Bay gets fake white sand makeover
... beside the U.S. embassy in Manila with sand made from tonnes of crushed dolomite boulders from central Philippines. Manila Bay is a 60-km (37-mile) semi-enclosed estuary facing the South China Sea. Its waters are heavily polluted by oil, ...
◆200921 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/2ZUGVVX
Phoenix supplies power to Balesin island
From that pioneering installation of propane-rich liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) power facility at Balesin island, Phoenix Petroleum ... fuel such as LNG, making this type of gensets a viable alternative to coal, diesel and bunker fuel-fed power generation units. ... Phoenix further qualified that when this energy technology is utilized in partnership with business-to-business (B2B) ... Islamic banks and Muslim investors have expressed strong interest to invest in the Philippines for halal food ...
◆200921 Business Mirror https://bit.ly/3cgmszH
AC Energy: Business back on track
Electricity peak demand in Luzon has already breached the level recorded in September 2019 by 3 percent,. ... He said AC Energy shifted investments to renewable energy (RE) because there were already many coal and gas ... The power firm's RE capacity is now at 1,300 megawatts (MW), 500MW of which is in the Philippines and 800MW in the ... “Obviously we are not on the purist extreme philosophy; we think there has to be a balance that's why we are still open to thermal power.
◆200921 BusinessWorld Online https://bit.ly/2ZPClYX
Nuclear power possible by 2027, Energy dep't says
NUCLEAR ENERGY could be helping power the grid by 2027 at the earliest, according to the Department of Energy (DoE). “Gumawa po ... At a virtual industry gathering Saturday, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi declared that the “time is ripe” for the Philippines to pursue nuclear power. ... That will pay back after two or three years from the savings on importing coal),” Mr. Arcilla said at the same event.
◆200921 BusinessWorld Online https://bit.ly/2ZQzH56
New natural gas depots needed as Malampaya terminal gets ...
THE PHILIPPINES needs immediate alternatives for the loss of Malampaya natural gas to avert power outages in the next few years, a legislator said. Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian said in a statement Saturday that the energy sector is in a “race against time.” “We're racing against time. ... 1819 governs the transportation, transmission, storage, and marketing of LNG. ... Dennis A. Uy-controlled UC Malampaya Philippines Pte Ltd. owns another 45%, while the Philippine National Oil Co.
◆200921 The Manila Times https://bit.ly/2RGMPW9
DoE crafts policy on power plant commissioning – The Manila Times
THE Department of Energy (DoE) is crafting a general framework that governs the test and commissioning of power generation facilities. ... Generation companies (gencos) shall notify the system operator (SO) and the transmission network provider (TNP) of its plan to do the ... facilities as the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. flagged in 2018 that several variable renewable energy plants were recorded to ...
◆200920 US Embassy in Burma https://bit.ly/3iNCOCf
Launch of the Mekong-US Partnership: Expanding US Engagement with the Mekong Region
Through the Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP), the United States is providing technical and advisory support to ... Our assistance has helped countries increase their use of renewable energy, promote cross-border electricity trade, ... electric utility on establishing an energy trading company and on preparing for third-party access to transmission. ... dam operations had manipulated natural river flows in the Mekong River, generating widespread media attention and ...
◆200920 Khmer Times https://bit.ly/3cgRUxW
US pledges to provide over $153 million in assistance to ...
The money includes $55 million for transboundary crime combat and $1.8 million for the Mekong River Commission to strengthen water resource data sharing in support of policy making process, according to Stephen Biegun. Over the last 10 ...
◆200920 TIME https://bit.ly/2RIbp8V
'I Think Our Goal Is Worthy for Everyone in Thailand.' Meet the Lawyer Trying to Reform the Thai Monarchy
“We need real political change in order to transform this country to a democracy … power belongs to the people.” Others see the ... Two turned up in the Mekong river, their bodies stuffed with concrete, in December 2018. This current round of ...
◆200920 Scroll.in https://bit.ly/33HrdhT
One of the biggest threats to the world’s forests and biodiversity is farming
“The way we produce and consume food and energy, and the blatant disregard for the environment entrenched in our current ... These include river dolphins found in India, giant catfish in the Mekong, otters and beavers, among others.
◆200920 marketscreener.com https://bit.ly/2FNgxWS
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations : Chairman's ...
... Communication Technology (ICT), Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), tourism, agriculture, finance and energy. ... gap within the region, and promoting subregional cooperation, including through the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation.
◆200920 The Mainichi https://bit.ly/2FBkC0A
Thai protesters hold ambitious rally for democratic reforms
They believe Prayuth, who as then-army commander led a 2014 coup toppling an elected government, was returned to power unfairly in last year's general election because the laws had been changed to favor a pro-military party. A constitution ...
◆200920 The Thaiger https://bit.ly/32JRpsQ
US accuses Chinese companies of exploitation along the Mekong River
US accuses Chinese companies of exploitation along the Mekong River ... The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing Chinese companies of “exploitative practices” in the Mekong River region after a new ... It should include water and water-related data, as well as land use, and dam construction and operation data.” ... Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand all share resources of the Mekong delta and Pompeo reiterated that they “deserve good partners”. The US ...
◆200920 Nikkei Asian Review https://s.nikkei.com/33LOi2L
Thailand's youth poised for major protest near Grand Palace
Thailand's youth poised for major protest near Grand Palace ... access to the university's historic Tha Phra Chan campus located between Sanam Luang and the Chao Phraya river. ... The massacre left a permanent stain on Thai political life.
◆200920 BBC News https://bbc.in/2HgqDjE
Thailand protests: Thousands gather for mass anti-government rally
The movement is demanding that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha - who took power in a 2014 coup and won disputed elections last year - stand down. Image copyright Reuters Protesters gather at Bangkok's Sanam Luang park,.
◆200920 http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ https://bit.ly/2RLz2NK
Better policies needed for independent power producer: experts
Hoang Tien Dung, Director of the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy under the MoIT, said his department is working with the Institute of Energy to complete the Power Planning VIII and submit it to the MoIT by the end of this month./.
◆200920 Voice of America https://bit.ly/3kvHld5
US Sanctions Chinese Company Developing Resort in Cambodia
The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed economic sanctions on a Chinese company that operates in Cambodia, citing its land ... The company denied that the facility would be used for military purposes, citing numerous statements by Cambodian officials and the ... a U.S. sanction on a Chinese company in Cambodia is part of Washington's strategy to curb China's emergence as a regional power.
◆200920 The Union Journal https://bit.ly/35PQqt0
New Attacks and Village Burnings Swell Refugee Ranks in Myanmar's Rakhine
Artillery fire from Myanmar military patrol boats and fresh burnings of villages along a river in Rakhine state this month have added at least 17,000 refugees to the ranks of internally displaced civilians, aid workers in the western state said.
◆200920 The Irrawaddy News Magazine https://bit.ly/35SdHdS
The Day Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi First Met Her Jailer
... that the regime, known as the State Law and Order Development Council— which refused to hand over power to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) after it won the 1990 general election, and brutally oppressed ...
◆200920 Xinhua https://bit.ly/35NNai1
Feature: China, Laos cooperate to enhance poverty reduction ...
The 49-year-old Deputy Village Chief Khamchan Boudvinai told reporters by the bridge that the old wooden bridge in the village was decayed, and people could only bypass the upper reaches to cross the river in rainy seasons. "However, the ...
◆200920 The Thaiger https://bit.ly/3hIWRAF
US accuses Chinese companies of exploitation along the Mekong River
US accuses Chinese companies of exploitation along the Mekong River ... It should include water and water-related data, as well as land use, and dam construction and operation data.” ... Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand all share resources of the Mekong delta and Pompeo reiterated that they “deserve ...
◆200921 Global Risk Insights https://bit.ly/3hVmfDq
Geopolitics and the Energy Transition: Competition or Cooperation?
In the early twentieth century, the switch from coal to oil formed the backdrop to a century of geopolitical upheaval in the ... Similarly, the climate change propelled shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, is likely to have transformative effects ... A new trend may instead emerge where countries with abundant renewable energy potential become green electricity ... accelerates, states will increasingly derive the bulk of their energy supplies from integrated regional power grids.
◆200921 Daily Pakistan Global https://bit.ly/3ciLgHk
WAPDA opens jobs for locals in Gilgit-Baltistan
In addition, Thak Hydropower Project of 3 MW is also about to be completed to meet the electricity requirements of the area. It is worth mentioning here that Diamer Basha Dam, a vital project for water, food and energy security of Pakistan, is being constructed on River Indus, 315 ... Diamer Basha Dam with gross water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre feet (MAF) and power generation capacity of 4500 ...
◆200921 UrduPoint News https://bit.ly/3mzV3h3
Low flood level at Kotri barrage dropped
HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2020 ) :The low flood level at the Kotri barrage, the last engineering structure on the Indus river before the Arabian sea, dropped to 299,498 cusecs on Sunday after reaching the ...
◆200921 Livemint https://bit.ly/2Hk1B35
Coal India output may fall below 600 MT in FY21 on sluggish demand: Analysts
Kolkata: State-run Coal India Ltd may witness de-growth in production during the current fiscal as its output is likely to fall below 600 million tonnes amid subdued demand, analysts said. The miner could end the current year with the production ...
◆200921 Deccan Herald https://bit.ly/2RKCfgU
Tata Power venture TPRMG's 200 microgrids expected to be ready by 2021
TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), a venture by Tata Power, is expected to complete installation work of 200 microgrids and make them ready for use by next year, said the Rockefeller Foundation -- a partner in the clean energy project. ... The Rockefeller Foundation launched Smart Power India (SPI) in 2015, which has supported establishment of 300 operating mini grids, run ... Deccan Herald News now on Telegram - Click here to subscribe · Tata Power · United States · Electricity ...
◆200921 Legal Desire News Network https://bit.ly/3mycY7L
Application of Separation of Power Theory in India
'If the legislative and executive authorities are one institution, there will be no freedom. There won't be any freedom anyway if the judiciary body is separated from the legislature and executive' – Charles de Montesquieu. The concept of ...
◆200921 Livemint https://bit.ly/3mGEeRi
How solar farms fuel land conflicts
All construction on the 1500 MW Fatehgarh Ultra Mega Solar Park being built by Adani Renewable Energy Parks Rajasthan—a ... Nedan's case illuminates how these government-held lands that communities across India use for livelihood are now becoming the ... Nedan is 100 km, as the crow flies, from the Pakistan border, and 60 km by road from Pokhran, the site of India's first nuclear weapons test.
◆200921 Arab News https://bit.ly/3mBunfH
Pakistan's former PM Sharif hints at political comeback
ISLAMABAD: Deposed premier Nawaz Sharif called on opposition parties at a virtual conference in Islamabad on Sunday to formulate a plan of action and oust the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government from power. He accused Prime Minister ...
◆200921 DAWN.com https://bit.ly/2ZUEbYF
Struggle not against Imran Khan but those who brought him into power: Nawaz Sharif
Struggle not against Imran Khan but those who brought him into power: Nawaz Sharif ... Nawaz said former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani once pointed to "a state within a state" in Pakistan. ... "Can I ask why the Results Transmission System (RTS) was closed for hours during election, why polling agents were thrown out during counting? ... The sad truth is the life of all pakistanis has become impossible with sugar, flour, electricity, gas, medicine, vegetable, pulses and petrol price ...
◆200921 Gulf News https://bit.ly/2Hc3tuA
Pakistan: Sindh government builds dam in desert town near ...
According to Barrister Murtaza Wahab, one such small dam has been built in Nagarparkar town, a semi-desert Tharkarpar area bordering with India. Wahab said that the newly built Kali Das Dam had helped a lot in promoting agro-economy in ...
◆200921 New Vision https://bit.ly/3mESUAA
Is Quitting Fossil Fuel A Viable Option?
Voices in favour of a complete shift to renewable energy have gained momentum all over the world. ... from the decomposition of ancient plant and animal matter over millions of years and they include coal, oil and natural gas. ... widespread flooding and deadly landslides in Bangladesh, India and Nepal; floods in China and Japan and floods in East ... One of the key proposals has been to keep fossil fuels in the ground and replace them with renewable energy sources such as hydro, ...
◆200921 Himalayan Times https://bit.ly/3hRNs9M
Locals fear inundation in Saptari
The locals demanded to repair the damaged dam as soon as possible. ... They said they spent many sleepless nights with the fear that flood in the river might enter into human settlement. ... KATHMANDU: Nepal's Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the ...
◆200921 The Kathmandu Post https://bit.ly/32LkMes
Bahrabise-Tatopani road section that links Nepal with China ...
The road has sunk down in various places as the flooded Bhotekoshi river continues to erode its embankments. During the monsoon, vehicular movement along the road section gets obstructed on a regular basis by numerous landslides.
◆200921 The Financial Express BD https://bit.ly/3hQCUYB
China's diplomatic efforts to address emerging sensitive issues
This would include deepening cooperation in export of agricultural products, renewable energy, smart cities, electric cars, ... in a state of instability after soldiers from the two countries clashed violently in June in the remote Galwan River Valley. ... China also has to face the fall-out of the recent border skirmishes in the contiguous sub-region between India and Nepal and the adjoining region with Bhutan.
◆200921 EconomyNext https://bit.ly/2EiiOZu
20th Amendment: End to Sri Lanka's Democracy: Shouldn't it be Resisted? – Uyangoda
Assigning and securing to one ruling family the monopoly of political power in Sri Lanka. Consequences: There are many negative consequences of the proposed 20th Amendment if it is passed into law by Sri Lanka's parliament. Some are short ...
◆200921 The Island.lk https://bit.ly/3cgkShf
LAUGFS Terminals Complex at Hambantota Port marks 100th ...
M/V Gas Courage berthed at Laugfs' LP Gas Storage and Transhipment Terminal Complex at Hambantota International Port. LAUGFS Terminals Ltd celebrated the 100th ship call, for loading of LP Gas at its port based, all weather LP Gas ... “However, LAUGFS, having been an active player in the energy sector of the country for over 25 years and also having its ... CSE under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to mark the Digitalization of the Sri Lankan Stock Market.