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Singapore Is Creating a Subterranean Master Plan

Gregory Scruggs, Next City Summary Yingxin Zhou works as a mining engineer in a country with no mines. He’s from Singapore, a city-state of 5.6 million residents spread over just 277 square miles. “We don’t have gold, oil, or diamonds,” he said at this week’s World Urban Forum 9 . “But we...


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China to trial use of nuclear energy for district heat supply

Ding Xiaoxiao, China Plus Diagram of China's first demonstration project utilizing nuclear energy to generate heat for residential buildings and for industrial purposes in north China. [Photo: thepaper.cn] Summary China will build its first demonstration project for the utilization of...


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To fight climate change, we have to make cooling a hot topic

Hannah Koh, Eco-business Summary Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is causing an environmental crisis. How can cooling become a hot topic for policymakers? A lack of understanding of the...


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Pöyry in Thai cogen project contract win

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Pöyry has won a contract to provide owner’s engineer services for a gas-fired cogeneration project in Thailand , the company announced this week. The contract from Thai project developer Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd (GPSC) is for the...


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Beijing mountain district shifts to clean energy

XinhuaNet Summary Beijing's Yanqing District is on the front lines of the municipal campaign to phase out coal-fired heating as the mountainous district gears up to host international events. The district's environment bureau said Tuesday that more than 2 million square meters of central...


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Combined Cycle Power a Bridge to Shift Energy Paradigm to New & Renewables

News World Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC) President Kim Kyung-won (Photo: KDHC) Summary Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC) President Kim Kyung-won said, “Eco-friendly combined cycle power plants need to serve as a ‘bridge’ along the road of an energy paradigm shift from...


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Nexif Energy Signs EPC Contract for 110 MW Gas-Fired Cogen Project in Thailand

Press Release, Business Wire SINGAPORE--Nexif Energy (Nexif), a leading independent power producer in Asia and Australia, announced that it has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its 110 megawatt (MW) cogeneration project in Thailand’s Rayong Province. Nexif...


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Solar heat in Vietnam, the new workshop of the world

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Photo: PrimeAsia Leather Company Summary A 5,000 m² flat plate collector field is currently being built at PrimeAsia Leather in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam. The turnkey supplier of the installation is Danish-based Arcon-Sunmark, which has its own flat plate...



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China unveils 2017-2021 winter clean heating plan

Judy Hua and Benjamin Kang Lim, Reuters Summary BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Sunday a five-year plan to convert northern Chinese cities to clean heating during the winter through to 2021, state media reported, amid a deepening heating crisis. An unprecedented government campaign...