The state-run thermal power major NTPC Ltd has been ranked the No.1 Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Asia and No. 10 in overall performance among the energy companies in Asia, by Platts, a division of the reputed McGrawHill companies. Globally, the PSU major has been adjudged number two Independent Power Producer and No 73 in overall performance. The award was received by Mr A.N.

The Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (1990-2006) is a compilation of energy production, trade, transformation and consumption of the regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Asia and the Pacific.

The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2009 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables.

Pakistan and Tajikistan on Wednesday agreed to initiate a strategic dialogue on regional peace, security and development, besides co-operation in energy sector.

New regulations that will force the shipping industry to switch to cleaner fuel could snuff out nearly a quarter of European demand for fuel oil by 2015.

The package of measures will add to the woes of the dirtiest and least profitable oil product: sludgy, bottom of the barrel fuel oil left behind from refining more profitable motor fuels.

There should be enough recognition for industries that do their production according to eco-friendly standards. So far no method has been implemented to recognize and reward these industries, he said.

The Little Green Data Book 2009 points to the world

Russia, already a large supplier of nuclear-reactor fuel to Europe and Asia, is expected on Tuesday to sign its first purely commercial contract to supply low-enriched uranium to United States utilities.

The Philippines hopes to attract $9-10 billion in investments in renewable energy projects over the next 10 years as a law giving investors fiscal incentives takes effect next month, a top official said on Monday.

"Our objective is to double the power being generated from renewable energy sources, from 4,500 MW to 9,000 MW in 10 years," Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes told a news briefing.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) through UNDP has selected National Energy Conservation Centre (Enercon) to initiate a regional project titled 'Barrier Removal to Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling', in Pakistan costing $7.8 million of which an amount of $1million has been allocated to ease regional trade in energy efficient appliances.

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