Baseload

Renowned for its vast hydropower resources, the Himalayan nation of Nepal has nonetheless long struggled to meet its growing power demand. Now though, the devastating earthquake that struck the country in April 2015 is placing even more emphasis on the development of hydropower at a range of scales.  
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China’s $45 billion push into Pakistan is skirting one of the Indian subcontinent’s most dangerous flashpoints. The proposed 4,500-megawatt Diamer Bhasha hydropower plant would eliminate about half of Pakistan’s power shortfall and irrigate millions of acres of parched farmland. While both the U.S. and China have promised to help Pakistan court private investors for the dam, they’ve resisted putting up the cash themselves.
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Several enormous renewable energy infrastructure projects — the kind that kick-start revolutions — have been completed over the last few years.  They may have their difficulties, and they may not be the perfect model for the future, but at the very least they serve as a reminder that some corners of money, power and influence...
Baseload

As solar, wind and other intermittent renewable energy capacity scale up in Asia, hydro’s ‘battery function’ qualities could become an important resource for regional grid stability and reducing carbon emissions. China is Asia’s largest producer of hydropower. In addition to engineering marvels like the Three Gorges Dam, China has countless other hydro projects spread throughout the...
Bioenergy

Pakistan is a developing nation that has recently attracted a lot of attention from the renewable energy industry due to its lack of energy infrastructure and its dire need to plug the current energy supply gap. The wind industry has so far done the best among all types of renewable energy and there is also an impressive pipeline of wind projects ahead. This leaves many wondering if and when Pakistan's wind power sector will really soar.