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Methane-filled lake may solve Rwanda’s energy problem

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-18)
  • David Flin

Lake Kivu, which covers an area of 1000 square miles on a border between Rwanda and Congo, lies on a rift that allows methane and CO2 to leak into the bottom of the lake.

Iran invites US firms to bid for nuclear plant projects

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-18)
  • David Flin

With Iran’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr approaching a major milestone, Iranian officials say that they are looking to expand the programme with more such plants.

South Korea to sign early nuclear deal with Turkey

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-16)
  • David Flin

A senior South Korean government official said that it is on the verge of signing a deal to supply a nuclear power plant to Turkey ahead of schedule.

Iran to start nuclear power generation in December

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-16)
  • David Flin

Iran will start generation of electricity from nuclear power in early December, according to Mohammad Ahmadian, Managing Director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Generation and Development Company.

India’s largest oil firm to invest $430 million in clean energy

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-14)
  • David Flin

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is looking to diversify into the renewable and nuclear energy sectors, and has earmarked $430 million for investment over the next five years.

China “stealing” Mekong river

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-13)
  • David Flin

Plans to build additional hydropower dams on the upper Mekong will have major impacts on Southeast Asia’s longest waterway, affecting the downstream nations of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.

China July power output up by11.5 per cent

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-11)
  • David Flin

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China’s power generation increased in July by 11.5 per cent from the equivalent figure a year earlier, reaching a record 377.64 TWh, as demand peaked amid scorching temperatures in many parts of the country.

Irish energy levy will have significant impact

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-10)
  • David Flin

According to the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, plans to introduce an additional levy to electricity bills will reduce Ireland’s competitiveness. The Irish government and the energy regulator defended the decision to introduce the levy, which could lead to a rise of up to 5 per cent in electricity prices.

Mini nuclear power systems for Pacific islands

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-09)
  • David Flin

Hyperion Power Generation, from New Mexico, USA, has said that it has commercialised small modular nuclear reactors for power generation for use by small island states in the Pacific.

Nigeria to resuscitate dams for electricity generation

  • 13 years ago (2010-08-06)
  • David Flin

As part of its efforts to boost power supply in the country, the Nigerian Government has said that it is compiling studies of all the abandoned dams across the country in order to resuscitate them for electricity generation.