Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire Major News and Commentary Military and Civilian Nuclear Activities
Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire
Major News and Commentary Military and Civilian Nuclear Activities
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Asia Power Update 6/6
China to resume nuclear power program
Despite the dangers from nuclear reactors highlighted by the Fukushima disaster, China will push ahead with plans to build more nuclear power plants.
IAEA to inspect covered up S.Korea nuke plant incident
South Korea's oldest nuclear reactors at the Gori-1 nuclear plant will come under a special inspection from the IAEA.
Vietnam has largest wind power potential in SEA: expert
A Germany-based expert rates Vietnam's wind power generating potential as the best in all of Southeast Asia.
Japan launches national energy-saving campaign
How about wearing T-shirts as an energy saving method?
India's thermal plants reel from coal shortage
About 30 of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's coal to fuel plants.
U.S. punishes China with new tariffs on wind towers
China will reel from punitive U.S.
China pushes RE despite economic slowdown
China refuses to give up its world lead in many renewable energy technologies to maintain long-term economic growth.
Bangladesh's Bibiyana-3 power project awarded to Marubeni-Hyundai group
Bangladesh's cabinet committee on purchase has awarded the Bibiyana-3 gas-fired power plant project to consortium of Marubeni Corporation and Hyundai Engineering.
Bangladesh to build energy efficient 335MW gas-based plant
Bangladesh hopes to construct a 335MW gas-based power plant that could be 50 percent more energy efficient than conventional ones.
Korea's POSCO team ups with GE on power plants
South Korea's POSCO and GE will jointly participate in the coming biddings to build new power plants or renovation projects in Korea and abroad.
Japan might ration electricity this summer
Japan pays the price for taking all its nuclear reactors offline.
Vietnam's national grid to supply ethnic homes
The Northern Power Corporation will connect more than 30,000 ethnic households in northern mountainous Son La province to the national electricity grid.
India registers 104% electricity generation in April
India's electricity generation forApril shows an impressive generation of 74,725.25 MU, which is 104.02% based on its programme targets of
China is again world leader in clean energy technology
Bangladesh, Russia further cooperation on nuclear power development
Two key Memorandums of Understanding were signed with Russia in developing nuclear power sector in Bangladesh.
Pakistan to import 2000 MW from Iran, Kyhrgyztan and Tajikistan
The government of Pakistan has signed the agreement to import 1000 MW import of electricity from Iran.
Local govt group to approve Kansai Electric's reactor restart
The head of a body of governors and mayors in western Japan indicated that they will approve the restart of Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture.
RE M&As to be driven by Japan and China
Mergers and acquisitions will be a key driver for growth and survival in renewable energy.
Tata Power targets Bhutan hydel projects
Tata Power wants to undertake co-development of large hydel projects in Bhutan and sell power to India for domestic electricity market.
Energy-saving appliances to be subsidized by China
China is setting aside US$4.2 billion to subsidize consumer purchases of energy-saving household appliances.
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