◆200924 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/2FUZWk7
Coal's last refuge crumbles with China's renewables plan
A plan to derive 20 percent of its primary energy from nonfossil fuels may be brought forward by five years from 2030 and the share of ... means only about 40 percent of the primary energy that goes into a thermal power station as fuel comes out as electricity. ... continue, that's going to require a blistering build-out of wind, solar, nuclear and hydro-electric generation — especially the first two. ... As we've written, China shows signs of being more addicted to solid fuel than even to oil.
◆200924 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/3iXXc3N
China's New Carbon Neutrality Commitment Will Affect Global ...
This is additionally significant because until 2018, almost 60 percent of China's energy demand was fueled by coal, which ... energy efficient technologies, push for greater electrification of its economy, and rapidly increase the use of renewable energy. ... While up until a few years ago, the global oil market was operating on the assumption that oil and gas were scarce ... Niharika Tagotra is a nuclear physicist and currently Doctoral Candidate in International Politics at the School of ...
◆200924 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/3hZm9KG
China beats U.S. to a carbon neutrality pledge, setting goal for ...
But the bare fact that China, by far the world's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, has set out a net-zero pledge ahead of the U.S. shows ... is striving to put itself at the center of global politics and the economic shift to clean energy — something Washington has been unwilling to do. ... Whether or not China's climate plans include putting limits on its coal power financing is another key question.
◆200924 Chinadaily USA https://bit.ly/362sl2s
Fresh push for global clean-energy smart grid first proposed ...
Africa's environment is fragile and its energy demand is increasing rapidly, he said, making it necessary to accelerate African energy interconnection in a clean and green way. Related Stories. China issues guideline on enhancing natural gas ...
◆200924 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/3j1mMoo
French investors' appetite for Indonesia’s energy sector remains high amid pandemic - The Jakarta Post
The minister said the COVID-19 pandemic had caused a decline in global demand for oil and gas, which in turn made it harder for the country to achieve its target of a new and renewable energy mix. On the other hand, the pandemic had ...
◆200924 Reuters https://reut.rs/3iYVz5W
Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in U.N. address
“Given the size and military might of the contenders, we can only imagine and be aghast at the terrible toll on human life and property that shall be inflicted if the 'word war' deteriorates into a real war of nuclear weapons and missiles,” he told the ...
◆200924 EnerCom Inc. https://bit.ly/3i2xPfH
Energy transition could push oil majors to sell or swap oil and ...
Energy transition could push oil majors to sell or swap oil and gas assets of more than $100 billion. in Climate Change / Energy News / International / Renewable Energy by— Oil & Gas 360 ... A Rystad Energy study of the geographical spread of ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Total, Eni, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Equinor – which we call “Majors+” ... several country exits including the UK, Romania and Indonesia, and Shell which was trying to exit a key LNG asset in Indonesia in 2019.
◆200924 The Business Times https://bit.ly/32UoF0K
Indonesia starts developing controversial food estate project
[JAKARTA] Indonesia has started developing a food estate to grow rice, corn and other crops that should eventually span the archipelago and aims to curb reliance on food imports in the world's fourth most populous country, President Joko ...
◆200924 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/3hVCkJe
Insight: National resilience key to Indonesia’s foreign policy - The Jakarta Post
Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye, prominent scholars of international relations, proposed in 1977 the idea of vulnerability when they wrote about power and interdependence in international politics. Since all states are inevitably in need of ...
◆200924 pna.gov.ph https://bit.ly/32UvWxo
DOE chief shares PH's move to tap nuclear power at int'l meet
MANILA – Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the Philippines is on its journey to explore the potentials of nuclear power as a reliable source of energy. In his speech delivered virtually during the opening session of the two- ...
◆200924 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/3015YGA
Shell subsidiary plans sale of 45% stake in Malampaya
The Philippine upstream subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc is planning to sell its 45-percent stake in the US$4.5 ... Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) already made indications on this plan, primarily with the Department of Energy and ... Aside from Uy's Udenna, the other shareholder in the project is state-run Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration ... The Malampaya gas production facility is the fuel source for electricity generation of more than 3,211 megawatts of power ...
◆200924 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/32X3Sd1
Philippines' Duterte gets tough on China in shift back toward ...
Duterte had resisted raising the tribunal ruling after he took power in 2016, embracing closer ties with China while announcing a “separation” from the U.S. — his country's biggest military ally for decades. But in recent months, his government ...
◆200924 Philippine Star https://bit.ly/3csMgIN
The opportunitiesfor clean energyin the future Philippines
During this period, electricity generation from biomass increased, while production from geothermal, hydro, solar and wind ... In the Philippines, coal remains a significant source for energy generation – 41 percent of the total compared to ... Renewable energy technologies, with their numerous advantages, have great potential to meet the needed capacity of ... In the process, the UK's power generation shifted to renewables – wind (offshore and onshore) and biofuel – as well as gas.
◆200924 The Manila Times https://bit.ly/33TRDNl
PH to ratify nuclear ban treaty – The Manila Times
The Philippines is committed to ratify the United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday. In his speech during the UN General Assembly's high-level general debate, the President explained that ...
◆200924 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/33TF5pl
PH committed to ratify UN-backed treaty vs. nuclear weapons
The Philippines is committed to ratify the United Nations-adopted treaty to ban nuclear weapons and hopes that other nations ... So far, 45 countries have reportedly ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, considered the first ... community transmission, so it's very dangerous,” Dr. Rontgene Solante, Adult Infectious Disease Department Head at ... in the US$4.5 billion Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project if it can corner enticing offer from prospective takers.
◆200922 NHK NEWS WEB https://bit.ly/3hOEPwJ
タイ政府とファーウェイ 5Gで関係強化 バンコクに実験施設設立
◆200922 NHK NEWS WEB https://bit.ly/3kD2rGx
タイ バンコク“王制改革”訴えたプレート 警察などが撤去
大規模な反政府デモが続いているタイの首都バンコクで、デモの主催者らが、王制改革を訴えて王宮前の広場にプレートを埋め込んだものの、21日朝までに関係する機関や警察によって撤去されました。 続きを読む. バンコクでは、20日まで ...
◆200922 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/32Q0d0e
◆200922 Thailand Business News https://bit.ly/3kPpT3B
In the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asia in an Age of Rising Chinese Power – Asean, China
The 11 nations of Southeast Asia stand uniquely exposed to the rising power of the new China: three share borders ... to its expansive maritime claims, while its string of hydropower dams on the upper reaches of the Mekong River have stirred ...
◆200922 http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ https://bit.ly/2FXYvBf
Long An province pushes solar power projects
Long An (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of Long An is working to carry out solar energy projects on low-yield farming land in ... On average, one 50 MWp project generates 72 million kWh of electricity each year and contributes about 18 billion VND ... Long An province is currently home to 23 solar power projects with a combined capacity of 1,713 MWp. ... The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) sustained its production and business activities in the first eight months of ...
◆200922 BBC News https://bbc.in/3mHiXqY
Thailand protests: Plaque calling for royal reform vanishes
Student-led protests first began in July against Thailand's government. These called for General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in 2014 and won disputed elections last year, to step down. But the rallies ...
◆200922 REVE https://bit.ly/35Xc1Qg
Largest wind energy project with foreign investment in Vietnam
It is also expected to become a tourist attraction. Quang Binh has enormous potential for the development of renewable energy, especially wind power. Wind speeds reach 5.5 to six meters per second in coastal locations ...
◆200922 VnExpress International https://bit.ly/3kH8MRn
Funding, policy difficulties hassle independent power producers
Many private power projects in Vietnam have been delayed for years due to difficulties in acquiring funds and policy roadblocks. Construction of the $1-billion An Khanh-Bac Giang Thermal Power project in the northern Bac Giang Province has stalled for ... Hoi said there should be a guarantee policy so that EVN buys electricity produced by private plants. ... Energy expert Nguyen Thanh Son said one of the reasons for these issues is that the so-called independent power producers in ...
◆200922 CIMSEC https://bit.ly/3mGkXzE
Vietnam's Struggles in the South China Sea: Challenges and ...
The CCG also took away the fishing equipment and caused damage to the ship. China's tactics in the SCS also feature the use of research vessels and their escort fleets to harass gas and oil development activities of other claimants, ...
◆200922 Nhan Dan Online https://bit.ly/33JfbVc
Another corner of Nho Que River
NDO – Nho Que River originates in Yunnan Province (China), flows into Vietnam through Seo Lung in Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province. The typical green colour on the deep black rocky plateau creates a special river ...
◆200922 Bangkok Post https://bit.ly/2FXpFIs
Myanmar rejects calls to postpone election
Myanmar had gone weeks without a case of local transmission before an outbreak in August in the western region of Rakhine that has spread across the country. Analysts say the Nov 8 election is a test of the extent of Myanmar's democratic ...
◆200922 Global Times https://bit.ly/3cl5jVv
Western NGOs in Southeast Asia support anti-China campaigns
Air & Space · IT · Energy · Physics · Biology · Medicine · Discovery ... Global observers have repeatedly exposed Shwe Gas Movement, a NED-sponsored NGO in Myanmar which has been active in attacking Chinese-Myanmar cooperative developments including a crude oil and gas pipeline project. ... Opposition from some northern Thailand residents against Chinese hydropower stations at the Lancang River located in Southwest China's Yunnan Province is another typical case.
◆200922 The Straits Times https://bit.ly/2ZX63Lr
Residents of Chinese border city near Myanmar test negative ...
The transit point of Ruili in south-western Yunnan province launched the tests for tens of thousands of residents last week. "Apart from the two imported cases, no local cases nor local transmission of the virus were found," the Yunnan ...
◆200923 Stanford University News https://stanford.io/3mKp9OY
Seismic data explains continental collision beneath Tibet ...
In addition to being the last horizon for adventurers and spiritual seekers, the Himalaya region is a prime location for ... Simon Klemperer, a geophysics professor at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth).
◆200923 DesPardes.com https://bit.ly/3cpzBX3
Pakistan at Junction of Two Ancient Civilizations
But after the rise of the Turks and the Tatars in Central Asia, the Turco-Persian conquerors from the west crossed the Indus one after another and ruled the sub-continent for centuries. Historically speaking, Indus River was was the most ...
◆200923 WION https://bit.ly/3i2PoN3
Why Tibet, the `western treasure house` is important to China
The Qinghai-Tibet plateau is a crucial water source for China. Tibetan glaciers and snow-capped hills feed great rivers like the Brahmaputra, Mekong, Yangtze and the Indus. Tibet serves as the source of 10 major asian river systems - rivers ...
◆200923 Deccan Herald https://bit.ly/2ZZPNtg
Coal continues to be key in India's growth story, says CIL
Coal-based electricity will continue to do so till affordable storage of power comes in a major scale, he said. "The effective cost of renewable energy is still high due to the intermittency versus variable cost of thermal power. As fixed cost is ...
◆200923 ETEnergyworld.com https://bit.ly/2Hq62th
Renewable sector in India attracts $10-20bn of investment: IEEFA
IEEFA's note looked at the outcomes of seven renewable energy capacity and storage auctions held to-date in 2020. ... has collapsed and they are already locked into high capacity charges on legacy coal power supply agreements," says Shah. ... "The biggest loser from the collapse in electricity demand will be the thermal power sector, with its high marginal cost of ... commissioning of transmission system, (iii) delay in adoption of tariff on the part of SECI, and (iv) outbreak of Covid-19, ...
◆200923 S&P Global https://bit.ly/3mJo9KS
Pakistan looks to auction unutilized LNG capacity: industry body
Karachi — Pakistan may auction unutilized LNG regasification capacity of around 300 MMcf/d available at the ... as well as the industrial sector, according to an annual report from the country's Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority released in August . ... the rising demand from the various sectors of the economy, particularly power, domestic, fertilizer, captive power and industry. ... and events. Biomass; Carbon; Emissions; LNG; Natural Gas; Nuclear; Price Risk; Renewables; Thermal Coal ...
◆200923 Profit by Pakistan Today https://bit.ly/33OE9CA
Russia eager to invest $1.7bn in Karachi-Lahore gas pipeline
He was addressing a seminar titled 'Conversation with Ambassadors on Pakistan-Russia Relations: Prospects for the Future' organised by the Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS). Detailing his views on the regional situation, ...
◆200923 Pakistan Today https://bit.ly/2RMQ26q
Looming energy crisis
Warnings from both the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) about confirmed ... Federal Energy Minister Omar Ayub had, as early as the start of August, informed a Senate standing committee that the ... Sindh was a complete disaster this monsoon season with rains flooding almost all of Karachi and electricity cut off in many ... Meanwhile, a separate crisis is brewing, as K-Electric (KE), Karachi's sole power supply company, remains at ...
◆200923 Pakistan Observer https://bit.ly/35XF7z1
Pakistan benefitting immensely from use of nuclear technology: PAEC Chairman
Pakistan is benefitting immensely from the use of nuclear technology, this was stated by Chairman of the PAEC while addressing the ... In a video recorded national statement, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Mr. Muhammad Naeem ... Chairman PAEC highlighted the role of PAEC in generating electricity through nuclear power plants, while also helping Pakistan attain socio-economic ...
◆200923 MENAFN.COM https://bit.ly/2ZZQhQ6
Pakistan- Can 60000 people of Regi get electricity after 18 ...
Khiali Gul, a government official, said while talking to TNN that power bills suddenly witnessed a sharp increase in 2002 after which the local people lodged protests and also submitted the bills. However, he said, the bills kept on increasing ...
◆200923 MyRepublica https://bit.ly/3clE90V
IFC study calls for improving women's contribution, participation in hydropower sector
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Companies and women in Nepal would stand to benefit if greater action were taken to ... to build the business case for improved gender equality and diversity in renewable energy companies in Nepal. ... in the executive committee mandatory," Ashish Garg, Vice President of Independent Power Producers' Association of Nepal, ... The study – spearheaded by IFC's Hydro Environmental and Social Advisory team in partnership with the governments of Australia, ...
◆200923 RiverBender.com https://bit.ly/301ryLh
India says some progress made in military talks with China
It is broken in parts where the Himalayan nations of Nepal and Bhutan border China. According to India, the de facto border is 3,488 kilometers (2,167 miles) long, while China says it is considerably shorter. As its name suggests, it divides the ...
◆200923 CNA https://bit.ly/3cz070B
Sri Lanka unveils controversial bill handing more power to ...
The bill proposes the removal of legal and legislative oversight of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on human rights and government spending, and awards the head of state the right to appoint Supreme Court judges. (AFP/ISHARA S.
◆200923 Colombo Page https://bit.ly/3hOpb4A
Sri Lanka : PUCSL together with CEB and LECO launches ...
Sept 22, Colombo: The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator together with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) has launched the first-ever Island ...