A draft electricity policy document suggests that India may build new coal-fired power plants, because of the low cost of construction, despite growing calls from environmentalists, who cite falling solar and wind energy prices.
Dinesh Kumar Ghimire, Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation for Nepal, said that the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is expected to start generating partial power by mid-May, and be fully operational by August.
Japan’s nuclear regulator, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), has effectively banned Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) from restarting its largest nuclear power plants due to serious safety flaws.
Tokyo Gas has announced it will install 19 offshore wind turbines near the eastern Japan coast from 2024.
South Korea has shut two nuclear reactors due to an influx of marine organisms just two weeks after restarting them from an earlier influx.
NuScale Power has announced that it has finalised an investment and strategic partnership agreement with JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC), headquartered in Japan.
A power development plan published by Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) foresees a dramatic increase in wind power production by 2030 and a tripling of renewable energy production between 2030 and 2045.
Japanese utility Tohoku Electric Power has mothballed the oil- and gas-fired 350 MW Minato No 1 and No 2 units at its Higashi Niigata power plant in Japan’s northwestern Niigata prefecture.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million loan to finance construction of a 300 MW hydropower plant on the Kunhar River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
A report from the energy and climate research organisation Ember said that China generated 53 per cent of the world’s total coal-fired power during 2020, and that it was the only G20 nation to see a major increase in its coal-fired generation.