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  • Japan deep-sea drilling probe sets world record

    A Japanese deep-sea drilling probe has set a new world record for depth, reaching 7,740 meters (25,400 feet) below the sea surface, the research institute that launched it said Saturday.   The Chikyu, operated by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, was digging …

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  • South Korea to Get Largest Wind Farm in Asia

    Dongyang Engineering & Construction Corp. signed an initial deal with local authorities to build two wind farms in a renewable energy complex in southwesternKorea, reported Yonhap News. That will increase power generation capacity of the complex, the largest one in Asia which is located 410 …

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  • DNV Opens Shanghai Office for Asian Transition and Clean Energy Sector

    The DNV KEMA headquarter for Asia Pacific in Beijing will be headed by COO Bjorn Tore Markussen, and has ongoing operations in Korea, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Mr. Markussen comes from the position as Managing Director of DNV’s Clean Technology Center in Singapore. …

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  • Norway: DNV Announces Financial Results for 2011

    DNV achieved a 3.7% growth in operating revenue, from NOK 9,792 million in 2010 to NOK 10,156 million in 2011. The operating profit increased by NOK 248 million, or 31%, from NOK 810 million in 2010 to NOK 1,058 million in 2011. The net profit …

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  • Japan: FHI Assigns Wind Turbine Generator System Business to Hitachi

    Hitachi Ltd.  and Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. have reached a basic agreement on the assignment of FHI’s wind turbine generator system business to Hitachi. Towards the completion of assignment, which is planned for July 1, 2012, Hitachi and FHI will discuss the specific terms of …

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  • EDITORIAL: Feed-In Tariff Plan Must Be Sustainable

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The proposed purchasing rates for a new feed-in tariff system, scheduled to start in July, are ratcheting up concerns over whether the scheme will actually contribute to the sustainable, long-term development and use of renewable energy resources in Japan. A committee under the Ministry …

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  • Head of Japan’s FIT panel backs generous rates for renewables

    The panel established to recommend rates for the new feed-in tariff (FIT) in Japan is poised to suggest the government adopts generous payouts – including ¥42 ($0.52) per kWh for PV – that would likely spark a renewables boom. Kazuhiro Ueta, head of the five-person …

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  • Japan: Negative Energy Drives Positive Changes in Japan

    The power of fear is one way to promote energy conservation. In Japan, utility companies and energy regulators are forecasting electricity generation could fall as much as a fifth below peak summer demand in some areas. Nuclear power met 30% of Japan’s electricity needs pre-Fukushima, …

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  • Mitsui takes 25% stake in Global Energy Group

    Japanese conglomerate Mitsui has bought a stake in Global Energy Group, the owners of the Nigg, a key renewables hub under development on the Scottish coast. For an undisclosed investment, Mitsui now holds a 25% stake in the Aberdeen-based company, and has two representatives on …

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  • Japan: GL RC to Certify Kawasaki Heavy’s Tidal Energy Converter

    Tidal energy is a vast resource man has yet to harness. As technology advances into this new, promising realm of renewable energy, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) is contributing its expertise by certifying Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal energy converter prototype. The certification will be …

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