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Renewable energy in Eastern Asia

  • China’s Renewables Industry

    CHINA, 2017/05/29 China has gone from the world’s major polluter to, arguably, the number-one leader in clean energy, and in the process it is achieving a growing dominance in the field of renewable energy. China has surpassed the U.S. as the world’s major greenhouse gas emitter for a decade presently, discharging twice as much as the U.S. as of this year. Presently, witnessing the consequences of rapid industrialization, the Chinese government has shifted its priorities from maintaining economic increase to achieving a additional sustainable development path. Moreover, this national-business collaboration looks beyond just protecting the environment, hoping to use diversification and investment to transform China from the “factory of the world” to its “innovation hub.”
  • Kazakhstan to cooperate with Qatar, Japan in renewable energy sector

    JAPAN, 2015/10/29 Kazakhstan's Kazatomprom Company has signed an agreement on cooperation with Qatar in solar energy development. Kazatomprom reported on October 28 that a framework agreement on a joint venture in the field of solar energy was signed with Qatar Solar Energy. According to the agreement, Kazatomprom is becoming a strategic shareholder of the Qatari company and is able to expand the chain of production of solar panels from raw materials to the electricity generation, to increase the production capacity of existing enterprises and to start producing ingots and cells with a capacity up to 1,000 MW.
  • China’s government asked power grid companies to buy all the solar energy produced

    CHINA, 2013/12/15 China’s government asked power grid companies to buy all the solar energy produced in their coverage areas, providing a possible boost to solar panel makers. The requirement includes power from distributed solar projects, according to a notice issued by the National Energy Government on its website yesterday. Power grids that don’t comply will have to pay compensation, it said. China, the biggest solar-panel producer, is likely to miss its target to connect 5 gigawatts of solar capacity to the grid this year because of bottlenecks, according to London-based researcher North Square Blue Oak. The new policy may boost the country’s total on-grid solar capacity to 12 gigawatts next year, benefiting solar panel makers such as Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. and Trina Solar ltd.
  • Asia Pacific governments reduce dependence on fossil fuels

    WESTERN ASIA, 2013/07/03 As request for energy increases in Asia Pacific, governments across the region intensify efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and instead are searching for renewable energy sources. Part the renewable energy sources, solar power seems to be the brightest star at the three-day Clean Energy Expo Asia 2012 in Bangkok. “Solar power is the next of energy. The sun shines each day from morning till night and I have been developing solar power in Thailand for the last three years,” said Wandee Khunchornyakong, chairwoman and CEO of SPCG Public Company Limited.
  • Taiwan-based solar cell makers benefit eu china war

    JAPAN, 2013/06/28 Due to the expectation that Japan will lower its solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) in April and the US punitive tariffs' impacts on China-made solar products, some tier-one Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen orders rising. The Japan solar market has been seeing a surge of request due to the expected incentive cut. In the completed, Japan-based firms tended to issue orders to solar firms in Better China but due to consideration of conversion efficiency, trade barriers against China-based firms, and an ongoing territorial dispute between Japan and China, Japan-based firms have been increasing orders to Taiwan-based firms.
  • China PV makers squeezed by EU duties

    CHINA, 2013/06/28 Chinese solar panel firms said Wednesday that the EU's punitive duties on imported photovoltaic products from China will erode their low margins and could even drive them out of a key market. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced Tuesday that the EU will impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China. An interim punitive business of 11.8 % will apply to all Chinese solar panel imports starting from Thursday. The business will be raised to an average of 47.6 % two months later if both sides fail to find a solution.
  • Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang

    CHINA, 2013/05/23 China warned that the European Union's proposed levying of punitive duties on Chinese solar panels would "severely impair" bilateral trade ties. The comments Thursday by Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang came next the European Commission agreed to a proposition to levy provisional duties ranging from 37-68 % on Chinese solar panels.
  • Oil pipeline in Myanmar mutually beneficial

    CHINA, 2013/04/21 A Chinese oil pipeline project in Myanmar can boost the local economy, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. "The oil pipeline project has undergone scientific study and strict examination and conforms with local regulations and laws," spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.
  • Chinese companies move into renewable energy and water sectors in Portugal

    CHINA, 2013/04/09 Solar energy and water and sanitation are the new business areas for Chinese companies in Portugal, where the country by presently has a presence in power generation and distribution. Last week the Hanergy Solar Group said in a Hong Kong market filing that it had agreed to buy solar energy parks in Portugal, without naming the seller.
  • China's wind farms

    CHINA, 2013/01/29 China's wind farms are moving offshore, with the major project going into commercial use in coastal Jiangsu province. The 150-megawatt farm opened off Rudong county in November and will supply up to 190,000 residents with renewable energy a year, according to the China Longyuan Power Group, which runs the farm.