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China Loans Tanzania $1 Billion for Natural Gas Pipeline

China Loans Tanzania $1 Billion for Natural Gas Pipeline

Oct 03, 2011 at 18:26 | Joao Peixe

Tanzania’s government has signed a loan agreement for more than $1 billion with the Chinese government to construct a natural gas pipeline from Mnazi Bay in Mtwara Region and Songo…

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…

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