Renewable Energy

Read Full Story Japanese pulp and paper giant, Oji Holdings, a massive consumer of renewable energy, has announced plans to sell clean power to bolster its flagging bottom line and take advantage of generous government subsidies. 
analysis of recent Chinese government data demand rose 9.1 percent year-over-year in November to 42.96 million tonnes, or an average 10.5 million barrels per day (bpd).
The United States is to invest USD6 billion to grow sustainable energy in the Asia-Pacific region in an agreement with Brunei and Indonesia. However the deal will be a boon primarily for US companies.
Terra Firma, one of Europe's leading private equity investment firms, will partner with China Development Bank (CDB) to set up a fund to invest in global renewable energy projects.
Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said Monday that his country has rich renewable energy resources and would vigorously pursue development in this area, according to China’s official Xinhua News Agency.
For all the troubles of India's energy sector, a new report from Ernst & Young (E&Y) ranks it as the fourth most attractive country in terms or renewable energy potential. Running behind China, the US and Germany, the report says that power generation from renewable sources on the rise in India. Renewable energy's share of the country’s total energy mix increased from 7.8 percent in 2008 to 12.1 per cent this year.
Mitsubishi Corp has announced that it will acquire 20 percent of Star Energy Geothermal Pte Ltd (SEGPL), which manages the Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Project Plant on the Indonesian island of Java.
Hilton Worldwide has launched a carbon offset program across Southeast Asia which will measure carbon generated at all events at 11 of its properties in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand at no additional cost to customers.
Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, says that a green economy could drive national growth and said he aims to secure 5.5 percent of its total energy capacity from renewable sources by 2015 and 11 percent by 2020.
Southeast Asia renewables
October 02, 2012
The South-East Asia and Pacific region is blessed with abundant sources of 'green' energy — including sun, wind, water, biomass and geothermal — but governments are still not doing enough to harness them. The 30 countries in this part of the world are sitting just a few degrees below and above the equator, and enjoy an estimated 300 days of sunshine a year. Advances in photovoltaic (PV) technology mean that solar energy can be harnessed even on cloudy days during the rainy season.