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Vestas to consolidate in offshore wind power in Asia

21 October 2021

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has revealed that its plans will consolidate its China (CHI) and Asia Pacific (ASP) regions into one, strong business region covering the Greater Asia region to be known as Asia Pacific (APAC).

Governments’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

21 October 2021

Governments around the world still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments.

G7 could set green example for rest of world

21 October 2021

G7 countries have the potential to reach net zero in the power generation sector by 2035 and spur decarbonisation in other economies and sectors.

KEPCO aims to appeal against Bylong Valley coal rulling in NSW

21 October 2021

South Korean utilities company KEPCO will seek leave to appeal against the refusal of its Bylong Valley coal project in the High Court.

AsiaElec: South Korea under pressure to phase out coal power

21 October 2021

South Korean civil society groups have called on the government to accelerate the retirement of existing coal plants and block the construction of new projects.

REM: US solar manufacturers seeking tariffs on SE Asian imports seek to remain anonymous

20 October 2021

A group of US solar companies seeking import tariffs on panels made by Chinese companies in three Southeast Asian nations has identified its members to Department of Commerce officials, reports Reuters, but has asked to remain anonymous.

Mitsubishi starts second M701JAC gas turbine in Thailand

14 October 2021

Mitsubishi Power has switched on its second M701JAC gas turbine unit at Thai IPP Gulf Energy Development’s power plant in Chonburi Province in Thailand.

Solar surge could see Indian coal power peak by 2024

14 October 2021

If India keeps installing solar capacity at the rate it has achieved for the last three months, coal-fired power could peak in the 2023-24 financial year.

AsiaElec: Japan’s Eneos to buy Japan Renewable Energy for $1.8bn

13 October 2021

Japan's biggest refiner, Eneos Holdings, is to buy Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) for JPY200bn ($1.8bn) in order to expand its low-carbon business.

Global Methane Pledge attracts 24 new supporters

13 October 2021

A total of 24 new countries have now joined the US- and EU-backed Global Methane Pledge in a bid to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Greening shipping needs energy efficiency and biofuels

13 October 2021

Decarbonising the global shipping sector by 2050 will require investment in energy efficiency and a wholesale move towards biofuels.

Governments still woefully short of IEA’s net-zero requirements

13 October 2021

Governments need to smash the stubborn dominance of fossil fuels if the world is to reach net zero by 2050, despite the rapid development of green technologies, the IEA warns.

Plug Power, SK Group to develop fuel cells, hydrogen in South Korea

13 October 2021

Plug Power and SK Group’s SK E&S division are to provide fuel cell systems, hydrogen fuelling stations and electrolysers to the South Korean and other Asian markets.

China looks to Kazakh coal amid energy crisis

12 October 2021

But how much coal Kazakhstan already sells China is a mystery, because the two sides publish different figures.

IEA urges more focus on cutting methane to meet climate targets

7 October 2021

Climate action cannot focus solely on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, as cutting methane output by industry, which has the potential to have the greatest impact on limiting near-term climate change, is essential for meeting global climate targets.

21 countries left with coal plans

7 October 2021

Up to 21 countries around the world have yet to commit explicitly to no new coal, despite 44 countries already having committed to never building a coal power plant again.

India’s Adani buys SB Energy and its 5-GW green capacity for $3.5bn

7 October 2021

Indian renewables developer Adani Green Energy has closed its $3.5bn acquisition of SB Energy Holdings, which owns a 5-GW renewables portfolio in India.

Senvion secures 591-MW wind turbine contract from JSW

7 October 2021

India’s Senvion, now owned by Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar Group, has secured a contract to deliver 591 MW of wind turbines to Indian private generator JSW Energy.

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