Total global generation from renewable energy sources outpaced nuclear energy for the first time in 2010, a report from a US think tank shows.
South Korea will not scrap nuclear power as it is an important source of energy for the resources-starved nation, said prime minister Kim Hwang-sik, amid heightened concern about the safety of atomic power plants following Japan's nuclear crisis.
The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan has decided to raise the severity rating of the Fukushima nuclear crisis to the highest level, seven.
China has revealed it is keen to invest $10 to $15 billion in developing the Pakistani power sector .
General Electric Co, which originally helped build the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged by Japan's earthquake and tsunami, will help Tepco supply electricity in the coming summer when power demand soars.
Utilising what is being termed 'fourth-generation technology', construction on the “world’s first high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor” will start next month in the coastal Chinese city of Rongcheng in Shandong Province, according to Cui Shaozhang, deputy manager at Huaneng Nuclear Power Development Co (HNPD).
The crisis at the Fukushima plant in Japan could delay plans for a new generation of British nuclear power stations, dealing a blow to the atomic sector's hopes for a £30-billion boost.
Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp has bought a 50 per cent stake in a company that operates a 33 MW wind farm in northern Ilocos Norte province, and is eyeing investments in hydropower projects.
A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd has signed a $30.5 million contract to develop a biomass power plant in Shandong province in China.
Britain's nuclear power plants are to be checked to ensure they can withstand sudden flooding and torrential storms, the UK Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, has said.