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China Oil Imports Pick Up After Slump

China Oil Imports Pick Up After Slump

China’s crude oil imports rose…

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Argentina’s Largest Wind Farm in Patagonia Opens

Argentina’s Largest Wind Farm in Patagonia Opens

Oct 03, 2011 at 18:25 | Charles Kennedy

Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez has inaugurated the largest wind farm in Argentina in southern Patagonia. Patagonia’s Rawson Aeolic Park will eventually generate 80 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply 100,000…

Rwandan Power Plant will be Environmentally Friendly

Rwandan Power Plant will be Environmentally Friendly

Oct 03, 2011 at 18:24 | Joao Peixe

Rwandan Energy Minister Collette Ruhamya told journalists at the Nile Basin Discourse meeting that the country’s construction of the proposed 90 megawatt Rusumo hydroelectric power plant will be environmentally friendly.…

Mediterranean Solar Plan Hopes to Include Jordan

Mediterranean Solar Plan Hopes to Include Jordan

Oct 03, 2011 at 18:22 | Charles Kennedy

Jordan could be a valuable addition to the Mediterranean Solar Plan, which is looking to interconnect solar power plants across the Mediterranean countries to generate 20 gigawatts of electricity within…

Canadian Nobel Laureates to Oppose Alberta Oil-Sands Expansion

Canadian Nobel Laureates to Oppose Alberta Oil-Sands Expansion

Oct 01, 2011 at 02:41 | Joao Peixe

Eight Nobel Peace Prize winners, including South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have signed an open letter requesting that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper intervene to block the development of Alberta's…

World Bank Gives Kenya $110 Million for Power Projects

World Bank Gives Kenya $110 Million for Power Projects

Oct 01, 2011 at 02:38 | Charles Kennedy

The World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, or MIGA, has allocated $110 million to Kenya to finance increased production of geothermal power. The World Bank released a statement commenting, "MIGA…

Judge Halts Construction of Massive Amazon Dam

Judge Halts Construction of Massive Amazon Dam

Oct 01, 2011 at 02:37 | Charles Kennedy

In a major victory for Brazilian environmentalists, Judge Carlos Castro Martins has suspended work on the $11 billion Belo Monte dam, stating that it could interfere with the flow of…

Japan Offers Consultant Services for Vietnamese Nuclear Power Plant

Japan Offers Consultant Services for Vietnamese Nuclear Power Plant

Oct 01, 2011 at 02:36 | Joao Peixe

Electricity of Vietnam Group and Japan Atomic Power Company on 28 September signed a contract in the capital Hanoi for JAPC to consult on the construction of Vietnam’s first nuclear…

Iran building first heavy oil refinery on Qeshm island

Iran building first heavy oil refinery on Qeshm island

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:51 | Charles Kennedy

Iranian Oil Ministry head Mansour Bazmi said that Iran is constructing its first refinery capable of processing heavy crude oil on its Qeshm island in the Persian Gulf. The refinery…

Estimated Compensation for Fukushima Reactor Debacle Continues to Rise

Estimated Compensation for Fukushima Reactor Debacle Continues to Rise

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:49 | Joao Peixe

The Japanese government panel overseeing Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s financial standing has estimated that the utility could face more than $52 billion in compensation costs related to the 11 March…

Uzbekistan to Utilize South African Gasification Technology

Uzbekistan to Utilize South African Gasification Technology

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:48 | Joao Peixe

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol and its partners have signed an investment agreement with the government of Uzbekistan for the development and implementation of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in that…

Taiwan Interested in Indonesian Coal, Natural Gas Imports

Taiwan Interested in Indonesian Coal, Natural Gas Imports

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:47 | Joao Peixe

According to Taiwan’s Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs Sheng-Chung Lin, Taiwanese companies plan to buy more Indonesian coal and natural gas. Lin told journalists, “Indonesia is one of Taiwan’s most…

Chilean Company Farming Algae for Future Production of Bio-Fuels

Chilean Company Farming Algae for Future Production of Bio-Fuels

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:46 | Charles Kennedy

BAL Chile SA is currently farming algae on Chiloé Island eventually to produce bio-fuels for industrial use. BAL Chile SA CEO Benjamin González said, “Within the next five years we…

Canada’s British Columbia Urged to Support Renewable Fuels Sector

Canada’s British Columbia Urged to Support Renewable Fuels Sector

Sep 29, 2011 at 03:58 | Charles Kennedy

Canada’s British Columbia’s environmentally friendly energy output is currently taxed at the same level as the fossil fuels they aim to replace. The province nevertheless is in the forefront of…

French Loan to Finance South African Eskom Wind Project

French Loan to Finance South African Eskom Wind Project

Sep 29, 2011 at 03:57 | Charles Kennedy

South Africa’s Eskom has secured a $100 million credit facility from French development finance group Agence Française de Développement for financing a wind power project. The loan will be used…

Iraq Interested in Turkish Electricity Imports, Expertise

Iraq Interested in Turkish Electricity Imports, Expertise

Sep 29, 2011 at 03:56 | Charles Kennedy

Iraq’s government is interested in Turkish cooperation to rehabilitate its war-hit electricity power generation network as well as possibly importing Turkish electricity imports. Turkish energy analysts emphasize that the nation…

Indonesia, Former OPEC Member Considers Nuclear Risks

Indonesia, Former OPEC Member Considers Nuclear Risks

Sep 29, 2011 at 03:55 | Joao Peixe

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa had some trenchant observations to share during a recent ministerial meeting on "Fortifying Nuclear Safety and Security" at the UN in New York. Indonesia…

South Korean Consortium Investing in Romanian Nuclear Project

South Korean Consortium Investing in Romanian Nuclear Project

Sep 29, 2011 at 03:54 | Joao Peixe

South Korea’s nuclear industries are to build Romania’s Cernavoda reactors 3 and 4. According to the office of Romania’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Business Environment, Ion Ariton, “The representatives…

Nigeria Goal of 40,000 Megawatts Needs $10 Billion Annual Investment

Nigeria Goal of 40,000 Megawatts Needs $10 Billion Annual Investment

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:36 | Charles Kennedy

The Nigerian government says that in order to boost the country’s electrical output to 40,000 megawatts the country needs $10 billion in annual investment over next decade. In making…

Japanese Team to Visit India’s Upgraded Coal Fired Plant

Japanese Team to Visit India’s Upgraded Coal Fired Plant

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:34 | Joao Peixe

A team from Japan will shortly visit Andhra Pradesh’s Dr. Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station in Ibrahimpatnam to study the possibility of augmenting the capacity of the plant’s 210-megawatt thermal…

Tajikistan, Afghanistan Agree on Tajik Electricity Supply

Tajikistan, Afghanistan Agree on Tajik Electricity Supply

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:33 | Charles Kennedy

Tajik and Afghan energy specialists have agreed on terms for supplying Tajik electricity across the Panj river to Afghanistan. According to the Tajik Ministry of Energy and Industry, the cost…

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