Mekong Dams will unleash untold misery

When Zeus warned Pandora never to open the box given to her, the temptation proved too strong and Pandora forever unleashed into the world misery, suffering and sorrow. Today, much like this mythical Greek tragedy, the decision-makers of the Mekong sub-region face a similar temptation in the form of a cascade of hydropower dams proposed […]

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CSR aims for No 1 in high-speed railroads

China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CSR) is aiming to become the world’s top high-speed train manufacturer in the next five years, a top executive said on Monday. CSR, the word’s third-largest high-speed train producer, behind Bombardier and Alstom, will focus on the domestic market and tap more overseas opportunities, including those in […]

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PTT to acquire stakes in two hydropower plants in Laos

 The Bangkok Post reported that Thailand energy conglomerate PTT Plc is diversifying into large scale power projects, with plans to acquire stakes in two hydropower plants in a neighboring country. Mr Tevin Vongvanich CFO of PTT Plc said that “PTT is now talking with two hydropower plant licence holders in Laos. The company wants to […]

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Phuket's The Yamu Secures New Investment Partners

Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited and Thailand’s KS Group. Singapore‘s Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acted as an advisor for the transaction. While construction of the Hotel was suspended due to the global financial crises, […]

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Phuket’s The Yamu Secures New Investment Partners

Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited and Thailand’s KS Group. Singapore‘s Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acted as an advisor for the transaction. While construction of the Hotel was suspended due to the global financial crises, […]

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The Big List: 2010's Biggest Renewable Energy Projects

Here we give you the biggest renewable energy projects that came online in 2010 in the all the renewable energy industries. Renewable energy development continued at a good pace this year, with record-breaking projects announced almost as often as once per week. The editors of the renewable energy world network put our heads together to […]

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The Big List: 2010’s Biggest Renewable Energy Projects

Here we give you the biggest renewable energy projects that came online in 2010 in the all the renewable energy industries. Renewable energy development continued at a good pace this year, with record-breaking projects announced almost as often as once per week. The editors of the renewable energy world network put our heads together to […]

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Laos to increase forest coverage to preserve hydropower potential

Laos to increase forest coverage in 5-year plan The Nation (Thailand) Laos plans to increase its forest coverage from less than 41 per cent now to 65 per cent by 2015, state media reports said. Increased woodland is important to safeguard the country’s water resources, essential to drive the hydropower plants that earn the country […]

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Thai power firm Ratchaburi to invest $530 mln in 2011

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Pcl, Thailand’s largest private power producer, said on Tuesday it planned to invest 16 billion baht ($530 million) in 2011, mostly to finance renewable power plants. Major projects included the 390-megawatt Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy hydroelectric power plant, in which Ratchaburi has a 25 percent stake, and solar power plants, […]

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