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China rolls out blueprint for high-tech rail – and space solar power farm 

China rolls out blueprint for high-tech rail – and space solar power farm 

(ATF) China has rolled out a ‘business card’ for the nation’s massive national infrastructure plan – and its high-speed rail network appears top of its list. The latest data shows that the total extent of China's high-speed rail network has exceeds 30,000km, accounting for more than 60% of the world's …

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Malaysia’s quantum leap forward in solar power just a bright start 

Malaysia’s quantum leap forward in solar power just a bright start 

Malaysia is trying to ramp up its renewables build-out but it still lags behind many of its neighbours in the region. The country’s latest move came on Sunday when the state of Johor announced it would build South-east Asia’s largest solar power project in Pengerang, in the state’s south-east. Capital …

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Japan’s rare earth metals quandary is far from over 

Japan’s rare earth metals quandary is far from over 

Japan is ramping up its renewables and clean energy push to help it reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reach its carbon neutral goal by 2050. Part of that drive includes investment in green hydrogen production as well more solar, wind and geothermal needed for power generation. Japan, the …

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Coal and bio-mass habit threatens India’s 'solar-power revolution' 

Coal and bio-mass habit threatens India’s solar-power revolution'

India, the world’s second most populous country after China, and the third largest energy consumer, keeps making energy headlines as it tries to meet its seemingly insatiable energy demand while also battling problematic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels.The latest salvo in the country’s war to ramp down its carbon footprint …

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Shift to renewable energy needed by 2030-35, top researchers say

Shift to renewable energy needed by 2035, top researchers say

(ATF) A group of leading energy experts are campaigning for a rapid global energy transformation, saying the world must shift to nearly 100% use of renewable power sources within the next 10 to 15 years – "much sooner than 2050" – for the planet to avoid extensive ecological damage.The 100% …

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Renewables fund targeting green power in US, Japan and Taiwan 

Renewables fund targeting green power in US, Japan and Taiwan 

Macquarie, the world’s largest infrastructure investor, has raised $1.93 billion for its second global renewables fund, targeting wind and solar projects in the United States, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.The fund manager, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), said it had drawn investment from 32 institutions, including pension schemes, insurers and …

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Vietnam’s uneven green energy push just became murkier

Vietnam’s uneven green energy push just became murkier

(ATF) The Asia-Pacific region, which stretches from Australia to the Indian Ocean, and north to China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, has historically been known for having the most coal intensive footprint on the planet, with associated health and environmental concerns. The region includes two of the world’s most populous …

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New Delhi's coal ambitions send mixed climate change message

New Delhi's coal ambitions send mixed climate change message

(ATF) The world's biggest coal miner and India's largest greenhouse gas emitter Coal India Ltd (CIL) is set to diversify into non-coal mining areas as well as making major investments in clean coal technology, as the company tries to move away from fossil fuels, Indian Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain …

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