- Drop in coal use hits Harbin maker of power equipment
Harbin Power Equipment, one of the mainland's three largest producers of power-generation equipment, has warned of continued weak demand for coal-fired units. While clean-energy policy has driven up demand for nuclear generators rapidly, president Wu Wei-zhang said the company's operations in this area would not show a profit until 2013 or 2014.
- China, Malaysia in '$3b pact boost'
China and Malaysia signed eight cooperation contracts on Thursday as visiting Premier Wen Jiabao and his counterpart Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed to upgrade already successful commercial ties. China is Malaysia's top trading partner.
The deals, reportedly worth $3 billion, include a contract between China Huadian Engineering Co and Malaysia's Janakuasa to build a coal-fired plant and an agreement between Malaysian mobile service provider DiGi and China's ZTE Corporation to supply telecom ... 中国とマレーシアは、温家宝首相と彼の相手首相ナジブラザクはすでに成功し商業関係をアップグレードすることを誓った訪れるように木曜日の8つの協力契約を締結した
- Fear of nuclear power is out of all proportion to the actual risks | Melanie Windridge
Pollution from coal-fired power plants is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths per year, whereas the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant is unlikely to kill a single personPeople are getting nervous about nuclear power in the wake of the problems at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, questioning whether nuclear power is a sensible option for energy production in light of the perceived risks.It has been three weeks since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There have been problems at the Fukushima plant with cooling, gas explosions (not nuclear), and radiation leaks – all serious issues, but so far no one has died. The earthquake and tsunami have killed more than 10,000 people.In fact, the disaster shows how safe nuclear reactors actually are. Reactors designed half a century ago survived an earthquake many times stronger than they were designed to withstand, immediately going into shut-down (bringing driven nuclear reactions to a halt). But the radioactive products in the reactor keep decaying, producing heat, so they must be cooled.The real problems began when the tsunami took out all the back-up generators that were meant to provide power to circulate the coolant. Loss of site power is the worst-case scenario for a nuclear power plant, so for Fukushima this was the worst crisis imaginable. New reactors have improved safety features, including passive systems that allow cooling to take place without power.Radiation leaks are undoubtedly serious. But it is worth remembering that we are subjected to background radiation every day as a result of natural processes – some people more than others. Those living in UK areas with a lot of granite rocks, such as Cornwall, will have higher exposure than those who live somewhere like the Thames Valley. People who 福島県原子力発電所の危機は、単一のpersonPeopleを殺すために福島県原子力発電所の問題を契機に、原子力に神経質になっているそうであるのに対し、石炭火力発電所からの汚染は、年間10万人以上の死者を担当しています日本では、原子力発電かどうか疑問の地震と津波日本から3週間となっている知覚risks.Itの光のエネルギー生産のための賢明なオプションです
- In Brief
Philippine food-to-power conglomerate San Miguel Corp said yesterday it was looking at acquiring more coal mines to support its expansion into coal power projects. San Miguel, through its unit SM Energy Corp, plans to build coal-fired plants with a capacity of 150 to 300 megawatts in the southern Philippines. Earlier this month, SM Energy bought a coal mine on Mindanao island. The planned power project would cost up to US$300 million and is expected to come on stream this year. 昨日より、石炭鉱山買収では、石炭火力発電プロジェクトへの事業拡大をサポートするため探していたフィリピンの食品消費電力のコングロマリット、サンミゲルCorpとする
- Xilin Gol League plans power boost
Inner Mongolia autonomous region's Xilin Gol League, which has the richest brown coal reserves in China, plans to build 24 large-scale coal mines and eight clusters of coal-fired power plants during the 12th Five-Year-Plan (2011-2015), the local government said.
Statistics show China will have a total installed power capacity of 1.29 billion kW by 2015, 27 percent higher than the current level.
However, the economic zones around the Bohai Sea will require an installed power capacity of m ... 中国で最も裕福な茶色の石炭埋蔵量を持つ内蒙古自治区のシリンゴルゴルリーグは、、、第12次5カ年プラン（2011年〜2015年）の間に24の大規模な炭鉱石炭火力発電所の8つのクラスターを構築する計画だ地方政府は言った
- Japan proves nuclear energy is not secure | Roland Nelles
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan show it is over. Done. Finished. Germany can no longer pretend nuclear power is safeThe catastrophe in Japan has sparked debate internationally on nuclear energy, but it is especially fierce in Germany. After Fukushima, it can no longer be viewed as a viable energy source for the future. German chancellor Angela Merkel must alter her pro-nuclear stance.There are, of course, several arguments in favour of nuclear energy. In contrast to coal-fired power plants, atomic reactors produce little in the way of CO2 emissions – which is good news for the climate. In addition, the technology is helpful for regions which may not have natural gas reserves, for example. Nuclear energy means a certain degree of independence and a modicum of political autonomy when it comes to determining energy policy. Furthermore, energy produced from nuclear power plants tends to be cheap, making it popular with consumers.But none of that counts – at least not any more. After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan followed by the ever-worsening stream of terrible news relating to the country's nuclear power facilities, even the last remaining advocates of the technology must realise that we can't go on like this. It is over. Done. Finished. Nuclear energy cannot be controlled by humans, no matter how good the arguments might be in its favour. The danger of disaster is real, and it can happen at any time – even in a super high-tech country such as Japan. And it could also happen here in Germany. A sense of security when it comes to atomic reactors is no longer possible. Not anywhere.The earthquake in Japan is emerging as a decisive turning point in the history of nuclear technology. People learn from experience, and the lesson is clear: not everything that is technic 地震は、津波、日本では上であることを示す
- Indonesia's coal-fired power plant in Central Java to be operated by 2016
Indonesia expected to operate a coal-fired power plant in Central Java valued at 3 billion U.S. dollars by 2016 following recent enactment of a presidential decree and a finance ministerial decree about law umbrella on infrastructure projects guarantee conducted by government and private sector, a press statement said here on Monday.
Bambang Dwiyanto, public relation manager of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), state-run power company, told reporters that the decrees will allow PLN to resum ... インドネシアは、政府と民間部門、プレスステートメントによって行わ保証大統領令の最近の制定、インフラプロジェクトに関する法律の傘について財務省令、次の2016年で3億ドル相当の中部ジャワの石炭火力発電所を動作することが期待ここに明らかにした
- Sharp coal price hike may shock power producers
China's power industry may incur losses this year as rising coal prices may take the sheen off the 9 percent growth in consumption, said an industry association.
Coal prices have risen sharply since the fourth quarter of last year, and are eating into the profits of power plants, China Electricity Council (CEC) said in a report.
Coal-fired power plants and even the whole power industry will go into red if coal and electricity price hikes are not controlled, it said.
The country shoul ... 中国の電力業界は、消費5月発生percentの損失、今年9光沢をオフに石炭価格がありますtake上昇とgrowthだ産業協会