The Indian Government, which has long sought to protect local power equipment makers from Chinese rivals, is planning to introduce stricter efficiency norms that may make it difficult for Chinese manufacturers to compete even for private sector orders.
China’s thermal coal supply is likely to remain relatively tight for the rest of the year as demand is expected to grow and supply constraints remain, according to the China Electricity Council.
China’s first offshore wind farm, a 102MW array is due to come to full power by the end of April 2010, is located in the Yangtze River delta near Shanghai.
China’s power industry may incur losses this year as rising coal prices may take the sheen off the 9 per cent growth in consumption.
The Japanese cabinet has approved a draft Global Warming Mitigation Law. With regard to the emissions trading scheme, which had been a focus of controversy until the final process of the discussion, the bill proposes establishment of a total emissions cap as the basic control method while also including the emissions intensity approach in the provisions.
A survey conducted on electricity consumers in Japan revealed that more than half the respondents were not willing to accept price increases exceeding 5 per cent to reduce CO2 emissions.
Two American companies have teamed with a Chinese company to develop a $1.5 billion wind farm project in west
Britain and India have agreed on the text of a deal that will allow British companies to compete to supply nuclear power equipment worth $150 million to India.
With reports circulating that a deal is already in place for the equity divestment of shareholders in National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the prospective parties in the acquisition plan are being cautioned on the cross ownership ban under the power industry reform law.