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तीनवटा पहाड फोडेर ३६ वर्ष लगाएर गाउँमा पानी ल्याउने यी व्यक्तिलाई सलाम

दिनरात कडा परिश्रम गरे : तीनवटा पहाड फोडेर ३६ वर्ष लगाएर गाउँमा पानी ल्याउने यी व्यक्तिलाई सलाम

    चीनको गुइजहाउ प्रान्तमा रहेको सानो गाउँको जीवनस्तरलाई सुधार्नका लागि ह्वाङ दफाले १० किलोमिटर लामो पानीको नहर बनाउन तीनवटा पहाड फोडे जसका लागि उनलाई ३६ वर्ष लाग्यो । कोआवाङ्बा गाउँका प्रमुख ह्वाङ दाफाले सन् १९५९ देखि उक्त योजना सुरु गरेको र यसका लागि उनले आफ्नो जीवनको ३६ वर्ष कडा परिश्रममा लगाएर पूरा गाउँलेका लागि २४ औं पानीको सुविधा प्रदान गरे ।

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    ओलीको ‘पानीजहाज सपना’ जोडिएको जलमार्ग मोदीले उद्घाटन गर्दै

    भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी सोमबार बनारसमा एक महत्वाकांक्षी योजनाको लागि पुगेका छन् । जहाँ उनी दुई विशाल भनिएका जलमार्ग योजनाको उद्घाटन गर्ने छन् ।

      भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी सोमबार बनारसमा एक महत्वाकांक्षी योजनाको लागि पुगेका छन् । जहाँ उनी दुई विशाल भनिएका जलमार्ग योजनाको उद्घाटन गर्ने छन् ।

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      असम्भव भन्ने केही छैन !चिनले देखायो अर्को चमत्कार

        चीन धेरैवटा नदी भएको देश हो । निक्कै फैलावट भएका नदिको धनी देश चीनले अब संसारका मानिस तान्न नयाँ उपाय लगाएको छ । उसले नदी फैलिएको ठाँउमा बाँध बाँधेर जमिन उठाउँने र उक्त जमिनमा जल पर्यटनको विकास गर्ने नीति लिएको छ ।

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        १० लाख विद्युतीय साधन चलाउने जर्मनीको लक्ष्य धकेलियो

        संसारको उत्कृष्ट अटो उत्पादक राष्ट्र जर्मनीले सन् २०२० सम्ममा १० लाख युनिट इलेक्ट्रीक भेइकल निर्माण गर्ने लक्ष्य लिएको थियो । यद्यपी कम्पनीको सो लक्ष्य दुई वर्ष पछाडि धकेलिएको छ ।

          संसारको उत्कृष्ट अटो उत्पादक राष्ट्र जर्मनीले सन् २०२० सम्ममा १० लाख युनिट इलेक्ट्रीक भेइकल निर्माण गर्ने लक्ष्य लिएको थियो । यद्यपी कम्पनीको सो लक्ष्य दुई वर्ष पछाडि धकेलिएको छ । गतवर्ष जर्मनीमा १ लाख ३१ हजार इलेक्ट्रीक भेइकल दर्ता भएको थियो । इलेक्ट्रीक सवारीसाधन प्रति नागरिकको आकर्षण बढाउन जर्मनीले २०१६मा १ बिलियन युरोको अनुदान दिएको थियो ।

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          गुजरातमा हावाबाट ४ हजार मेगावाट विद्युत उत्पादन

            ऊर्जा उत्पादनका सबै स्रोतको उपयोग बढाउँदै आएको भारतले पछिल्लो समय हावाबाट ४ हजार मेगावाटभन्दा बढी विद्युत उत्पादन गरेको छ । यो भारतको एउटै प्रान्तमा उत्पादित विद्युत हाे । गुजरातस्थित सौरस्ताको तटीय क्षेत्रमा बढी हावा चलेका कारण गत शुक्रबार हावाबाट ४ हजार २ सय ८० मेगावाट विद्युत उत्पादन भएको थियो

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            पाकिस्तानले २०१८ भित्र साढे ५ हजार मेगावाट विद्युत थप्दै

              दक्षिण एसियाको दोस्रो ठूलो अर्थव्यवस्था मानिएको पाकिस्तानले चालू वर्ष ५ हजार ७ सय ७० मेगावाट विद्युत प्रणालीमा थप गर्ने भएको छ । उसले २०१८ भित्र पूरा हुने ५ ठूला आयोजनाको विद्युत प्रणालीमा थप्न लागेको हो । लोडसेडिङ अन्त्य गर्न महत्त्वपूर्ण मानिएका यी आयोजनाको निर्माण....

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              Teenagers Defeat Trump’s Move to Kill Climate Change Lawsuit

                A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s attempt to keep the dispute out of court. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Wednesday....

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                बंगलादेशले भारतबाट किन्ने विद्युत् ९६० मेगावाट पुर्याउँदै

                  भारतको पश्चिम बंगाल र झारखण्ड राज्यस्थित दामोदर भ्याली कर्पोरेशन (दामोदर उपत्यका निगम–डिभिसी) ले बंगलादेशमा करिब ३ सय मेगावाट विद्युत् बेच्ने भएको छ । अल्पकालीन र दीर्घकालीन समयका लागि प्रतिस्पर्धा गरेर उक्त परिणामको विद्युत् बेच्ने निर्णय गरेको हो । विद्युत् बेच्न प्रतिस्पर्धाका लागि सरकारी कम्पनी एनटिपिसी विद्युत् व्यापार निगमलाई जिम्मा दिने निर्णय भएको छ ।

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                  More Energy Giants Moving Toward A Renewable Energy Future

                    large energy companies appear to finally be reading the writing on the wall: that the traditional electricity generation strategy of burning fuels (or creating fission) and boiling water is giving way to the sustainable and cost-effective harvesting of photons and Aeolian currents.

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                    Small-scale solar power is changing lives

                      Solar power is becoming an increasingly important part of the planet's energy mix. In 2016, solar photo voltaic grew faster than any other fuel, with China responsible for nearly half of worldwide expansion, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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                      US House of Representatives approves Bill to boost hydro

                        A bill that could expand hydropower in the US has been approved by a majority vote of 257-166 in the House of Representatives, and will now move forward to the senate. Sponsored by Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. H.R. 3043 aims to streamline the for hydropower facilities, primarily by designating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency in the process.

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                        शतप्रतिशत नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा उत्पादन गर्ने प्रतिबद्धता

                          मोरक्कोको राजधानी माराकेचमा ४८ ओटा विकासोन्मुख राष्ट्रले आफूलाई आवश्यक पर्ने इन्धनको शतप्रतिशत परिमाण नै नवीकरणीय ऊर्जाका स्रोतबाट उत्पादन गर्ने प्रतिबद्धता व्यक्त गर्दैै एक घोषणापत्रमा हस्ताक्षर गरेका छन् । मोरक्कोको राजधानी माराकेचमा आयोजित विश्व जलवायु परिवर्तन सम्मेलनको अन्तिम दिन ‘जलवायु परिवर्तनले पार्ने असर नियन्त्रण गर्ने’ विषयक मञ्च–क्लाइमेट भल्नरेबल फोरम.....

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                          Preparing Renewable Energy Projects for El Niño

                          Solar projects across the country need to take precautions now

                            Even though many climate models hint that the coming El Niño may rival or even surpass the El Niño of 1997-98, the forecasted rainfall may still be unpredictable. However, what remains true is that the past decade of catastrophic wildfires and drought have left a parched landscape ill prepared for torrential rainfall, which can quickly create significant problems ......

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                            Indian Govt mulling to bring large hydropower units under renewable energy ambit

                              The government is mulling to bring big hydropower plants under the ambit of renewable energy, giving the capital-intensive projects access to international funds and benefits available to green power, besides raising carbon-free generation of electricity as committed by India in UN climate talks. Power industry experts see this as a shot in the arm for hydropower projects,........

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                              China to Increase Wind, Solar Power Capacity by 21% in 2016

                              China to add more than 20 gigawatts of wind power in 2016 ; China eyes at least 15 gigawatts of solar power additions

                                China, the world’s biggest clean energy investor, plans to increase wind and solar power capacity by more than 21 percent next year as it works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting its reliance on coal. The nation is targeting at least 20 gigawatts of new wind power installations and 15 gigawatts of additional photovoltaic capacity next year, the National Energy Administration said in a statement on Tuesday.

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                                Helios Solar Energy links solar farm to Visayas grid

                                  Helios Solar Energy Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to construct a transmission line connecting its 132.5-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Negros Oriental to the Visayas grid. Helios, formerly called Phil-Power Solar Energy Corp. (PPSEC), filed an application with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to develop, own and operate dedicated point-to-point limited facilities to connect to the transmission system of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP).

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                                  Moroccan solar plant to bring energy to a million people

                                  A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.

                                    The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun's warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening. The first phase will generate for three hours after dark; the last stage aims to supply power 20 hours a day. It is part of Morocco's pledge to get 42% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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                                    Netherlands Is The 1st Country To Open A Solar Road For Public Use

                                    he world’s first solar bike lane is soon to be available for use in the Netherlands! The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered roadway set to open for the public on November 12th, 2014.

                                      The new solar road, which costs €3m (AUD$4.3m), was created as the first step in a project that the local government hopes will see the path being extended to 100 metres by 2016. More complimentary plans are also on the table as the country intends to power everything from traffic lights to electric cars using solar panels. School children and commuters see the bike road as very useful and a cool part of their daily ....

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                                      UC Merced Connect: Fulbright scholar to study Himalayan hydropower

                                        UC Merced researcher David Rheinheimer has seen the Himalayas from many angles – from his home on the Yangtze River, from the foothills as a student in India and from the Nu River in Yunnan’s Three Parallel Rivers area. But as a 2015-16 Fulbright scholar, Rheinheimer will spend the coming year looking at the world’s highest mountain range....

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                                        39 GW of hydropower added in 2014

                                        A new IHA briefing, 2015 Key Trends in Hydropower, shows that hydropower is continuing its strong growth trend with 39 GW of new capacity added in 2014.

                                          The briefing, which also features analysis of trends and noteworthy developments in the sector, including increasing interconnections, a shake-up in manufacturing, more activity in ‘mature’ markets, and new sources of finance and investment. Over half of the capacity added in 2014 was in China, with 21.25 GW hydro and an additional 0.6 GW of pumped hydro installed. Other active countries...

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                                          WB-financed projects miss spending target

                                            Spending by projects funded by the World Bank (WB) has been poor with disbursement reaching 5.3 percent as of January-end compared to the target of 13.2 percent. According to the WB, disbursement amounted to Rs 38.06 million during the period against the projected Rs 94.6 billion. The annual disbursement target for this fiscal as of Jan-end is 26.2 percent, or $188 million out of the total allocation.

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                                            Google Is Making Its Biggest Ever Bet on Renewable Energy

                                              Google Inc. is making its largest bet yet on renewable energy, a $300 million investment to support at least 25,000 SolarCity Corp. rooftop power plants. Google is contributing to a SolarCity fund valued at $750 million....

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                                              Ethiopia to build two more dams for power generation

                                              Local media reported that BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan have been selected to manage the bond sales.

                                                Ethiopia is planning to build two more hydro-electric dams over the southern Omo River on border with Kenya for generating electricity, an Ethiopian spokesman said Saturday."Gilgel Gibe IV and V hydro-electric dams will be part of Ethiopia's next big projects during the next five-year national plan.....

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                                                BHUTAN TO GENERATE 11576 MW BY 2020

                                                  Bhutan, which is geographically much smaller and also has low hydropower potential than Nepal, aims to increase its installed capacity to 11576 MW within the next five years. Nepal will hardly generate 3000 MW by that time despite starting generation much before Bhutan.

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                                                  SOLAR POWER NET METERING AGREEMENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA

                                                    Solar Power Net Metering ( Solar Thermal Magazine) – Recently Duke Energy joined other stakeholders in solar a net metering agreement in South Carolina. The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) filed a comprehensive agreement Thursday with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that spells out a balanced path for solar net metering in the state.

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                                                    Construction of Central America's biggest hydroelectric dam is nearly finished in Costa Rica

                                                      Workers from the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Thursday finished placing the last layer of rock and earth that will support the Reventazón hydroelectric project, which when completed will become the largest dam in Central America

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                                                      Cabinet approves Rs 32,600 crore power scheme

                                                        The Cabinet has approved the Rs 32,600 crore Integrated Power Development Scheme ( IPDS) that will strengthen the transmission and distribution networks and metering in urban areas and smarten it with information technology. It also approved a Rs 43,033 crore scheme, which includes the requirement of budgetary support of Rs 33,453 crore, for rural areas to separate agricultural supply from non-farm supply.

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                                                        Texas sets a new wind power record in November

                                                          Wind power set a new record in Texas this month with 10,301 megawatts of power generated, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Wind turbines set the record at 10:39 a.m. Nov. 2, providing 33.4 percent of the power within ERCOT, which covers 85 percent of Texas.

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                                                          India Cabinet approves investment in 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydro project

                                                            India's Union Cabinet has given investment approval for construction of the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric project and initial investment in two other hydro projects, all in India's Jammu & Kashmir State. Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet gave investment approval to build Pakal Dul on the Chenab River at an estimated cost of 81.1 billion rupees (US$1.3 billion).

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                                                            Indian Energy Exchange gears up for cross border power trade

                                                            “Bangladesh interconnector has spare capacity of about 30-100 MW in different periods in the year. Nepal has strengthened existing 132 kV lines with Bihar. Necessary approvals are under process. We hope to achieve adding these countries as our participants soon,”

                                                              In a move that would boost cross border exchange of electricity, country’s largest power bourse IEX expects to have participants from neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal trading on its platform in the “next few months”.

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