Astronergy Completed A 16.5MWp Solar Power Station in Jeju Island

Posted on March 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Astronergy announced the successful completion of a solar power station with an installed capacity of 16.5MWp located in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Jeju Island is located 82km south of the Korean peninsula and is the warmest place with the best irradiation conditions in Republic of Korea. The solar power station, which occupies an area of 680,000m2, can generate 20,476MWh per year… Read more »

Vietnam province taps Korean government for assistance on 500 MW solar project

Posted on March 28, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Ian Clover Source: Government of Vietnam’s Yen Bai province teams with South Korean renewable energy developer Solkiss to finalize plans to develop 500 MW solar project at Thac Ba Lake. Solkiss will request Korean government financial assistance for the project. South Korean government assistance has been requested for a proposed 500 MW solar… Read more »

Singapore toughens regulations to meet environment goals

Posted on March 27, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Hannah Koh Source: A stagnant recycling rate and modest improvements in energy efficiency have prompted the Singapore government to introduce new technologies and regulations to speed up the country’s progress in meeting its environment goals. Tougher vehicle pollution standards and mandatory air suction waste systems are two of the initiatives that the Singapore government will be implementing to curb emissions and revive the nation’s… Read more »

Feed in tariffs continue to haunt green energy prospects

Posted on March 27, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Nguyen Dat  Source: The international business community has continued to urge the government to raise feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. Under the European Union’s €400 million ($520 million) recently announced programme for Vietnam, the EU said it would use $449.8 million to help Vietnam develop sustainable energy, including renewable energy sources. However, “central… Read more »

Hydropower threatens peace in Myanmar — but it doesn’t have to

Posted on March 24, 2017. Asian News.

Authors: Noah Kittner and Kensuke Yamaguchi Source: Myanmar faces a critical moment for investment decision-making. The Barack Obama administration’s move to lift sanctions on the Southeast Asian country has opened up new opportunities. But the moves that are made today will send political and economic ripples into the future, and the international community must… Read more »

Medco Starts Commercial Operation of 330MW Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant

Posted on March 24, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The first unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant in Tapanuli, North Sumatera, owned by local listed energy company Medco Energi Internasional controlled by Arifin Panigoro, has started commercial operation, the company said in a statement on Wednesday (22/03). The unit, which began to operate last week, will be followed by two more…. Read more »

Thailand-based B.Grimm Group developing hydropower projects in Laos

Posted on March 22, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Gregory B. Poindexter  Source: B.Grimm Power Co., a unit of Bangkok, Thailand-based B.Grimm Group, in conjunction with its partners, plans to continue developing hydropower plants in Laos, according to an announcement on March 17. Preeyanart Soontornwata, president at Amata B.Grimm Power Ltd., made the announcement during her visit to the 6.7-MW Xe Namnoy 2… Read more »

Beijing’s pollution plight to get worse with climate change in bad news for coal

Posted on March 21, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Peter Hannam Source: Pressure on China’s leaders to cut pollution from coal is likely to intensify – potentially hurting Australia’s exports – with new research showing Beijing’s air quality will get worse with climate change. The Chinese capital’s ring of mountains to the west and north naturally traps pollution, especially in winter. But… Read more »

Vietnam has huge potential from biomass and waste says new report

Posted on March 21, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Robin Whitlock Source: Focusing on a new report by the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA), reported recently that the country can generate up to 1 billion kWh in 2020 from waste. Vietnamese online newspaper said that at a recent international conference on new technologies in renewable energy, the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA) launched a… Read more »