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Why is Laos building Mekong dams it doesn't need?

Thailand's economic slump during the coronavirus pandemic led to a drop in electricity demand, with officials estimating power reserves currently at 50% over total capacity. Despite the surplus, ...

Plug Power, Eli Lilly rise; Norwegian falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday: Eli Lilly and Co., up $9.52 to $167.43. The drug developer raised its profit forecast fo...

Taiwan and UK discuss removing trade barriers in key talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greg Hands, the minister of state for Trade Policy in the UK's Department for International Trade, wrapped up his two-day virtual tour to Taiwan Thursday evening (Oct....

BP to cut dividends as it prepares for fossil fuel decline

LONDON (AP) — BP plc says it plans to slash dividends as the global oil company prepares for declining sales of fossil fuels by boosting investment in alternative energy projects. Lo...

Ideas on sustainable, vegan leather and programme to aid visually-impaired children clinch top prizes at Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2020 competition

A new Samsung poll shows that Gen Zs in Singapore are most concerned about environmental issues, and 81 percent of them feel empowered to be actively involved in solving the nation’s challenges SINGAP...

European Chamber of Commerce, Taiwanese university sign green energy MOU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) Thursday (June 11) to pr...

Taiwan, US, Japan celebrate 5th anniversary of joint cooperative program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, the U.S., and Japan celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) on Monday (June 1), pledging to expand cooperation and...

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as his officials discussed alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from R...

Cyprus hails US law boosting energy, security cooperation

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A new U.S. law geared toward boosting energy and security cooperation in the east Mediterranean is indicative of the significance that Washington attaches to the region, Cyprus'...

Brazil's role questioned after UN global warming meeting

SAO PAULO (AP) — With the failure of the U.N. climate conference to produce an agreement, some Brazilians who participated in previous climate meetings say their country is now part of the problem in ...

Taiwan's Yageo to buy US rival Kemet in US$1.8 billion deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo (國巨) announced Tuesday (Nov. 12) that it will acquire its U.S. rival Kemet Corp. (NYSE: KEM) in a US$1.8 billion (NT$54.7...

Horsepower _ literally: Finnish horse show runs on manure

HELSINKI (AP) — The world's governing body for horse sport is praising a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure, and says the ini...

World's renewable energy capacity set to increase by half in 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Renewables 2019 market report was released Monday (Oct. 21) and predicts the world’s renewable-based power capacity will ...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

3 Lithuanian MPs call for representative office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Lithuanian parliamentarians last week called for an end to celebrations of Communist China's 70th anniversary and opening a Lithuanian representative office in T...