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Energy roundup this week: Solar exhibition to signing multi-mln contracts

Exhibition for Solar Industry in Pakistan to Prysmian signing USD 61 mln contract for Italy's power grid; week has been buzzing with energy news


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Updated: 24-03-2018 21:49 IST
Energy roundup this week: Solar exhibition to signing multi-mln contracts

This week has been buzzing with energy news ranging from International Exhibition for Solar Industry in Pakistan to Prysmian signing USD 61 mln contract for Italy's power grid. The news roundup covers reflections on Southeast Asian countries' vulnerability to climate change, Zambia aiming at one million tonnes copper output this year, Canada's Brookfield to sell bonds in Brazil for financing gas pipelines and much more.

Enjoy reading weekly news roundup below:

News UN SDG 7, Pakistan on road to Affordable and Clean Energy; International Exhibition for solar industry from March 29
Pakistan is set for the seventh International Exhibition for Solar Industry, it will be a three-day ...
News When the Maasai met the Maori: Kenya seeks to end geothermal land conflicts
As the semi-nomadic Maasai of Kenya's Great Rift Valley prepare to lose more land to a geothermal pl...
News Government of Nigeria to provide universities with solar energy: AfDB to provide USD 410 million
Despite the sectoral challenges, the Buhari administration will complete major projects that will im...
News Nigeria is looking beyond oil and will follow the planned reforms: IMF
Growth in Nigeria recovered to 0.8 percent in 2017 after a historic collapse in oil prices—exa...
News IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Ecuador
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed a nuclear security advi...
News IAEA Director General visits Pakistan, Highlights nuclear power and SDGs
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano commended efforts by Pakistan to increase nuclear safety and secu...
News Prysmian signs USD 61 mln contract for Italy's power grid
Prysmian, the world's biggest cable maker, said on Monday it had signed a 50 million euro (USD 61 mi...
News Villages in Ghana to get 570 dams under "one village one dam" plan
As part of the New Patriotic Party Government's manifesto pledge, three northern regions of Ghana wi...
News Record output from British wind power
Power generation from Britain's wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Gr...
News Africa's power-starved mining sector targeted by Total Eren
Renewable energy company Total Eren said on Monday it had opened the world's largest solar-thermal h...
News Projects in Panama - Spanish, Italian, Chinese construction firms interested, says VP
Construction firms from Spain, Italy and China are interested in public works in Panama, Vice Presid...
News Southeast Asian countries most vulnerable to climate change
India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Ba...
News Poland's PGNiG teams up with Pakistani gas firm on upstream projects
Poland's leading gas company, PGNiG, has agreed with Pakistan's Mari Petroleum Company to cooperate ...
News Shri R K Singh dedicates 4,611 smart LED streetlights to Ara, Bihar
Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India...
News Saudi Iran conflict leads to rising oil prices
Oil prices rose by almost 1 percent on Tuesday, lifted by a weak dollar, tensions in theMiddleEastan...
News SDG 13:TWR Nuclear Reactors can help nuclear energy push
New nuclear reactors that are still in the development stages are traveling-wave reactors (TWR). The...
News SDG 7:Coal will stay even with rise in price says study
The world is dependent on oil and coal. The coal consumption is on the decline worldwide due to awar...
News SDG 13: Hydro Power aids sustainability and clean environment, says study
The world is in fear of global warming with an increase in carbon emission. The global warming of 2 ...
News SDG 7: New Technologies can help reduce emissions, says study
IRENA has anticipated in their recent report that by 2022 cost of renewable energy will be at par wi...
News SDG 13: Russia's constant push towards nuclear growth shows study
Vladimir Putin has been re-elected in Russia as President for next 6 years and its implication for n...
News Zambia aims at one million tonnes copper output this year
Zambia expects to produce more than one million tonnes of copper this year after revising its 2017 c...
News Denmark added record Wind Energy capacity as support scheme ends
The government of Denmark has set a goal of meeting at least 50% of energy needs by renewables by 20...
News South Africa to finalize revised plan for black ownership in mining industry
South Africa aims to finalize revised plans for black ownership in the mining industry by the end of...
News Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant construction to start in 2018
Construction on Turkey's first nuclear power plant will begin in 2018, President Tayyip Erdogan said...
News Top trading houses discussing market trends at FT Commodities Global Summit
Executives from the world's largest trading houses and mining companies are discussing market trends...
News Canada's Brookfield to finance gas pipelines by selling bonds in Brazil
Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc is preparing a USD 1.6 billion local bond sale in Brazil to...
News Glencore sees risk for EU car industry from Chinese control of cobalt supply
Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg said that the automotive industry is waking up too late to ...
News EU alternatives to solar safeguard tariffs rejected by US
In a joint filing published by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, the two tradepowers said tha...
News Power output by renewables rise in US in 2017, falls from fossil fuels
Total net U.S. electricity generation from natural gas and coal fell by 7.7 percent and 2.5 percent ...
News Global trade war is biggest concern says German minister at G20 meeting
Concerns about a global trade war dominated this week's meeting of finance ministers from the G20 la...
News Amidst middle east tension and Venezuela output fall, Oil prices rise to three week high
Oil prices rose to their highest level in three weeks on Tuesday as tension in the Middle East and t...
News SDG 13: University of Hawaii and US colleges tie up to go all green
A campus in Hawaii is joining a handful of US colleges and universities aiming to use 100 percent re...
News Global lithium battle lands in tiny Chilean regulator office
A global battle for lithium has landed in the office of a tiny Chilean regulator, which may decide a...
News ADB provides USD 260 Million to Pakistan to expand power transmission network
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan signed a USD 260 million loan agreem...
News UN SDG: IAEA will continue its support to Sri Lanka to achieve development goals
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano reviewed the cooperation between the IAEA and Sri Lanka. The IAEA...
News UK will witness rise in subsidy free renewable energy projects, says analysts
A new era of renewable energy projects with no subsidy in the UK will be on the way to reduce new ga...
News Energy from marine currents possible, according to researchers
The experts agree on the point that after the development of offshore wind power, it is now time to ...
News Turkish Akkuyu plant will start in 2023 committed Russia's Rosatom
Russian state nuclear company Rosatom plans to launch the Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey in 2023, it...
News Congo Government experts to meet for new mining code
The Democratic Republic of Congo said it was convening government experts on Wednesday ahead of talk...
News Kurdistan Regional Government and Pear petroleum signs gas sales deal
Pearl Petroleum, majority-owned by UAE's Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent, has signed a 10-year g...
News Britain intends to stay in ETS post-Brexit
Britain intends to remain in Europe's emission trading system (ETS) until at least the end of its th...
News Draft rules backed by EU law makers to regulate Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline
EU lawmakers backed draft rules on Wednesday to extend the bloc's internal energy market laws to off...
News Angela Merkel doesn't support diesel vehicles ban
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the federal government rejects the idea of introdu...
News Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas raises spending budget
Malaysian state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) is increasing capital expenditure f...
News EU removes duties on Biodiesel imports for Argentina and Indonesia
The European Union has removed duties on biodiesel imports for 13 Argentine and Indonesian producers...
News Royal Dutch Shell betting big on petrol stations
Royal Dutch Shell is placing a big bet on petrol stations and convenience stores in China, India, an...
News China looks to have joint oil and gas exploration with Philippines
China will prudently advance cooperation with the Philippines on joint oil and gas exploration in th...
News Work on Crimea power plant hampered, delayed: Russia
Russia's energy ministry said on Wednesday it would next week discuss the possible postponement of t...
News Zambian tax bill of USD 8 bln refuted by Canada's First Quantum
First Quantum Minerals on Wednesday refuted a bill of USD 8 billion for unpaid import duties levied ...
News Steep climate bills for Asia-Pacific's biggest ports, says study
Upgrading Asia-Pacific's biggest ports to cope with the effects of climate change will cost up to US...
News Power consumption likely to slow in Saudi Arabia, says Saudi Electricity CEO
Growth in electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia is likely to slow to 1.5 percent a year, down from...
News Huge renewable energy power plan by NSW government
For the renewable energy projects, the Berejiklian government in New South Wales has identified thre...
News ADB signs project of USD 250 mln with China to promote zero emissions heating
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed facilities of a total of USD 250 million in loans to Arctic ...
News IAEA Director General Meets EU and Belgian officials at Brussels Conference
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted the remarkable and beneficial applications of nuclear...
News IAEA enhances Burundi's access to reliable nuclear information
Burundi's access and contributions to reliable, up-to-date nuclear information were recently given a...
News Northern Brazil hit by power blackout affecting tens of millions of people
A power outage struck large swaths of Brazil on Wednesday, affecting tens of millions of people, esp...
News Carbon emissions at 32.5 gigatonnes, highest in three years
Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes last year, after t...
News India-Guyana MoU on renewable energy to be apprised by Indian Union Cabinet
An official statement said that The Union Cabinet was apprised of a MoU between India and Guyana. Th...
News 315 MW solar power addition to Microsoft's energy portfolio
Microsoft has called its recent purchased 315 megawatts of solar energy projects as the US largest c...
News Electric vehicles might overpower future vehicle market
The future of electric cars is dependent on the prices of their petroleum counterparts. If the cost ...
News USD 4.2 billion deal to develop a platinum mine and refinery in Zimbabwe
A Cypriot investor signed a USD 4.2 billion deal on Thursday to develop a platinum mine and refinery...
News Global coordination required to combat climate change: EU Commissioner
EU Commissioner stated in a presentation given by the European Commission, that Europe is proud to b...
News US and Israel joint renewable energy project to be funded by BIRD Energy
The US-Israel joint proposal gets the funding from BIRD energy. It has announced its tenth funding c...
News India's EESL subsidiary buys UK based Edina for USD 76 mln
Edina, a UK-Based power generation solutions, has been acquired by EESL EnergyPro Assets Ltd. EESL f...
News 2.6 million tonnes mineral export deal by South Africa's transnet
South Africa's state-owned freight company Transnet has signed a new deal with manganese miner South...
News Mediterranean gas standoff, EU leaders condemn Turkish actions
European Union leaders will condemn what they see as Turkey's illegal actions in a standoff over eas...
News Amid famine and conflict millions more hungry in 2017, says report
Conflicts and climate disasters, particularly drought, drove the number of people facing crisis leve...
News Power supply back to normal in Brazil
Thepower supply has been restored to all regions of Brazil after a failure in a large transmission l...
News Europe must set a minimum price for carbon, says Macron
Europe must set a minimum price for carbon, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, somet...
News German utility eyes innovation to scale new energy business
Germany'stop utility E.ON, fresh from agreeing on an asset swap with rival RWE, will seek to overcom...
News IAEA commits to safety of Finland's New Olkiluoto Reactor
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts observed a commitment to safety by the ...
News Norway to buy electric planes, following green car success
Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow c...
News China to free up natural gas prices for vehicles from April 1
China's central province of Hunan from April 1 will no longer set prices for natural gas used by veh...
News Earth's climate moving towards the "mini ice age"
Recently, scientists at the University of California claimed that they had found a way to track the ...
News Coal plants are falling, Is it enough to keep global warming low?
The number of coal-fired power plants built worldwide fell steeply over the past two years, but emis...
News Arab world's first nuclear reactor delayed for 2019 due to tight schedule
The opening of the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear reactor, has been pushed back to 2019 due to ...
News Japan restarts reactor under new safety regulation post Fukushima disaster
Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co on Friday said it restarted a reactor at its Genkai plant, the fift...
News IAEA prepares for the safe decommissioning of small facilities
Participants in a new regional IAEA technical cooperation project on the planning and conduct of dec...
News Vietnam cancels second oil development activity in less than a year
Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam has ordered Spanish energy firm Repsol to suspend its "Red Emp...
News Oil and Gas projects reviving in Asia after dry period
Asia's oil and gas producers are starting to revive projects aimed at deflating years of ballooning ...
News Connecting India and Myanmar through Oil & Gas pipelines
India has proposed to build a pipeline from the country's east coast to deliver oil products, mainly...
News Nissan targeting 1 mln electric vehicles per year till 2022
Nissan Motor Co announced plans to sell 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) annually by 2022 and said ...
News Gabon planning to revise hydrocarbon law to attract investors
Gabon plans to revise its hydrocarbons law to attract new investment, the oil ministry said on Thurs...
News Saudi talks about extending output cuts into 2019, Oil rises
Oil prices rose on Friday after the Saudi energy minister said OPEC would need to keep coordinating ...
News British government refuses new coal mine in Northeast England
The British government has refused to allow a new open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern En...
News India seeks help from Nepal to revive Yamuna river
Largest Democracy in the world is seeking a lifeline for the Yamuna river all the way from Nepal. In...
News Climate change may lead to alter air travel
Climate change is a happening phenomenon and we all know that greenhouse gas emission is raising the...
News European utilities eyes blockchain technology to stay ahead of competitors
European utilities plan to begin some direct trades with one another using blockchain technology wit...
News Production suspension by ADC at a major bio-diesel German plant
U.S. agribusiness group Archer Daniels Midland Co will suspend production at a major biodiesel plant...
News Peru to focus more on renewable energy sources
In Peru, presently only 2.7 percent energy is renewable energy, a recent article stated in Peruvian ...
News EU leaders echoes for new strategy for greenhouse gas reduction
The Council has asked a new proposal for a new EU strategy for the implementation of Paris agreement...
News Russia to decide on oil output hike by Exxon-led project by April end
A decision on whether to allow the Russian ExxonMobil-led Sakhalin-1 project to raise oil output is ...
News USD 28.3 bln investment expected on Smart Cities for Asia Pacific in 2018
According to IDC Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide, in 2018, the spending on the Smart Cities in...
News EU might face biodiesel import surge after removal of anti-dumping laws
The European Union's removal of duties on low-price biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia could mea...
News Brazil: Regulator may intervene if privatization of electricity distribution fails
An eventual failure in the government's plans to privatize six electricity distributors of state-own...
News ArcelorMittal invests USD 47 mln to rebuild Bosnia plant, curb pollution
ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, said on Friday it was investing 75 million Bosnian ma...
News IAEA Finland's Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant Committed to Safety: IAEA
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Finland's Loviisa ...
News IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in France
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory m...
News IAEA helps instructors to plan tailor-made training programmes
Developing and maintaining a safe and sustainable nuclear power programme requires a wide range of n...
News IAEA advises Benin on strengthening regulatory infrastructure
An IAEA advisory mission to Benin welcomed the country's commitment to radiation safety and assisted...
News US terminated wind energy power line project
The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday withdrew from a 2016 agreement to partner with a private dev...
News Mexico oil reserves dips as contribution from private firms begin
Proven oil and gas reserves in Mexico fell again this year as new discoveries failed to keep pace wi...
News Congo rejects industry's proposals to soften provisions
Democratic Republic of Congo's mines minister rejected a proposal by mining companies on Friday to so...

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