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Sustaining the heartbeat of the Mekong Basin

The Mekong River is often depicted as originating in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Maps show it flowing downstream through China’s southwest, and then forming the borders of or flowing through Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, before bisecting Cambodia and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on its 4,500 kilometre journey from the Himalayas to the…


Wind giant Iberdrola steps into the Spanish sun

Leading global wind power producer Iberdrola laid the inaugural solar panel in its first photovoltaic plant in Spain this week, a decisive step into a local market it has long shunned. Stretching across 1,000 hectares, the 500 megawatt (MW) plant will produce enough electricity for a quarter of a million households, making…


China’s electric buses are killing oil demand as US production booms

China's rapidly growing fleet of electric buses could be the biggest existential threat to oil demand in the future as more and more vehicles shun fossil fuels. A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that China's electric-bus revolution could kill off oil demand in the future with 6.4 million barrels a day…


Forming joint ventures to construct US offshore wind farms

The U.S Jones Act affects the construction of U.S. offshore wind farms by limiting certain activities in U.S. waters to U.S.-registered vessels owned and operated by qualified U.S. citizens.  Much of the expertise in the construction of offshore wind farms is European based.  The logical mechanism for marrying European expertise…


Solar powered charging station in Lumbini to come online next month

The construction of solar powered charging station in Lumbini, which started on December 2018, is nearing its completion. With 78 percent of the project work completed so far, the station is expected to open in April, according to the project officials. The charging terminal will pave way for more Electric…


Brazil court suspends operations at two more Vale dams

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, to suspend operations at two more dams, demanding that it prove the structures are stable. The court decision dated Friday is the latest in a series of orders forcing Vale to halt…


Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power as floodwaters recede

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) said its Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska continued to operate safely at full power on Monday as the Missouri River floodwater around the plant receded following a late winter storm last week. The plant was cut off from road access, however, and the company is…


10 LPG air-mix plants to be set up in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGC) is in the process of floating tenders to set up 10 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) air-mix plants in selected areas of Balochistan to facilitate consumers where natural gas supply does not exist. As per the instructions of SSGC Board, the process of setting…


Power plants with critical stocks down to one

Coal stock position at power plants have improved considerably with number of plants holding critical stocks declining to one this week. It tipped to 33 during mid-October last year. GMR’s Warora Thermal Power Station, the only plant with critical stock, however, is currently holding 4 days stock according to data…


Private and public educational institutions are both exempt from electricity duty: Bombay HC

In a significant ruling, the Bombay high court has held that there is an electricity duty exemption for public and private educational institutions alike, under the law. The court decided a “purely legal point’’ which would offer relief to all educational institutions faced with a steep power bill or threat of disconnection…


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