Tajikistan to build green power line

Tajikistan plans to build a transmission line to bring hydropower to two countries in Southern Asia. The project ‘CASA 1000’, which stands for ‘Central Asia-South Asia’, will also connect to the Kyrgyz Republic to export green electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]

Mexico’s energy reforms will include fracking

Fracking will be a vital part of the energy mix for Mexico going forward. The country’s Secretary of the Economy believes it is a safe and important part of Mexico’s energy reforms and it faces little opposition from the public. Ildefonso Guajardo told ELN: “For us fracking is more in terms of gas and for […]

$400m loan to tackle Pakistan’s ‘chronic energy crisis’

The Government of Pakistan has been given a $400 million (£237.8m) loan to help tackle the country’s “chronic energy crisis”. Its economy has been destroyed as a result of power shortages which are estimated to have slowed GDP growth by at least 2% a year, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is providing […]

Biomass ‘key’ for UK’s renewable energy future

Biomass could play a key role in meeting the UK’s energy challenges but this will depend on the Government’s energy reforms. The Government has estimated biomass could contribute up to 21% of the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets but a new report by Deloitte suggests it could go much further. The business advisory firm claims […]