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Japan earthquake halts power supplies, prompts memories of Fukushima
Power was cut in central and northern Japan after an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit the coast of Fukushima prefecture on the morning of March 17.
New report identifies floating offshore wind’s “enormous potential” in energy transition
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published a new report, Floating Offshore Wind – a Global Opportunity, setting out the “enormous role” that opportunity floating offshore wind presents globally.
BP warns oil is yet to peak despite progress on renewables
BP’s 2022 Energy Outlook has warned that oil production has yet to peak worldwide, and that more gas will be needed to meet a doubling of power demand by 2050.
Aker, Mainstream acquire 50% of Progression’s floating wind project in Japan
Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have closed the transaction for acquiring a 50% ownership stake in Progression Energy’s 800-MW floating wind project in Japan.
Shell to expand offshore wind and hydrogen presence in South Korea
Shell is to expand its presence in offshore wind and hydrogen production in South Korea and has teamed up with generator Korea Southern Power in order to play a major role in the country’s energy transition.
Vietnam power plant tests Hanoi-Moscow ties
AsiaElec: Vietnam power plant tests Hanoi-Moscow ties
India set to add 32 GW of solar manufacturing capacity in two years
India could add 18 GW of solar module and 14 GW of solar cell production capacity over the next two years.
Australia accelerates CCS plans
Carbon capture and storage initiatives are picking up pace in Australia, with the state government of Western Australia saying it would draft a bill covering use of the technology.
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court dismisses legal challenge against LNG-to-power project
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on March 4 dismissed a legal challenge against a proposed LNG-to-power project that is being developed by New Fortress Energy.
China’s Xi calls for “realistic” role for coal
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a “realistic” approach to achieving the country’s carbon neutrality goals, stressing coal’s dominance was unlikely to change fundamentally in the short term.
Asia’s first newbuild SOV to operate at Taiwanese Changhua offshore wind farms
Vietnam’s Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam has delivered the first Taiwan-flagged service operation vessel (SOV), TSS Pioneer, to Ta San Shang Marine, a joint company owned by Mitsui OSK. Lines (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine.
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