28 August 2015. Indonesian President Joko Widodo pushed ahead with the inauguration of a long-delayed US$4 billion (S$5.6 billion) Batang coal power project even as some farmers hold out against selling their land for the plant's construction.
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27 August 2015. The city that went under in the surging waters of Hurricane Katrina has not returned, not to how it used to be. A decade later, New Orleans is an improvisation, one that is establishing a new normal.
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27 August 2015. Dangote Cement signed contracts worth $4.34 billion on Wednesday with China's Sinoma International Engineering Co. to build cement plants across Africa, as Nigeria's largest listed firm expands. The plants to be built in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Zambia, with another in Nepal, would add around 25 million tonnes to the company's existing capacity of around 45 million tonnes, said Dangote.
At industryabout: Africa - Cement Industry Map
26 August 2015. The USA is the main important country in the Geothermal Energy Industry. Geothermal Power plants at a commercial scale existed in the US as early as 1970s, 45 years ago. But Italy is world's first geothermal industry leader since 1911 in Larderello Village in Tuscany.
USA - Geothermal Energy (72 industrial cards)
25 August 2015. Pulau Bukom houses the $4.1 billion Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex, which opened in May 2010, and is Shell's largest petrochemical investment.
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At industryabout.com: Shell - Pulau Bukom Oil Refinery
24-08-2015. Professor of geology Stefán Arnarson believes the geothermal areas around Hengill and Reykjanes are being overused. He told RÚV that geothermal heat is not renewable to any extent. Projects at the geothermal power plants in Hellisheiði and Reykjanes went ahead with too much speed, in his opinion.
23 August 2015. Makai’s OTEC power plant uses the temperature difference between the ocean’s deep cold water and warm surface water to generate clean, renewable electricity that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
At industryabout.com: NELHA - Keahole Point OTEC Plant
22 August 2015. An explosion has been reported at a chemical plant in China's eastern province of Shandong. Large flames could be seen from the site after the blast in the city of Zibo. Nine people are reported injured.
22 August 2015.
New Zealand - Dairy Industry (38 Facilities)
22 August 2015. According to the company’s announcement, financing of $253 million was reached and construction initiated on the 156 MW Comanche Solar project set to be developed in Pueblo, Colorado.
21 August 2015. Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis as saying Eldorado had "violated some terms." He provided no elaboration. "We are recalling the technical studies, which will result in the halting of operations at Skouries and part of operations in Olympiada," Skourletis said, referring to two of the company's mine sites.
20 August 2015. Prime minister announces his resignation and paves way for general election, with 20 September predicted as most likely date for a poll.
20 August 2015. Today you can see 35 new power plants in Romania fueled by coal, oil and natural gas. Fossil Fuels represents the 41% of electricity generation in Romania and is the main source of energy in the country.
20 August 2015. Scottish Power has announced it will close the huge Longannet power station next March, saying high carbon taxes and transmission charges mean it is no longer economic to generate electricity from coal or gas in Scotland.
At industryabout.com: Longannet Coal Power Plant
19 August 2015. As pro-government fighters, aided by the Saudi-led airstrike campaign, make significant advances against Houthi rebels in Yemen, rights organizations warn that the humanitarian crisis in the country is taking a turn for the worst.
18 August 2015. Amid lingering worries over the country’s economic health, Chinese stocks witnessed their sharpest decline in three weeks Tuesday. The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled nearly 6.2 percent to close at 3748.16 while the smaller Shenzhen Composite Index fell 6.6 percent to 2174.42.
17 August 2015. Units of the army and armed forces on Saturday continued to launch wide-scale military operations against dens and positions of the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, killing scores of them and destroying their arms and ammunition, state-run SANA news agency reported.
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9 August 2015. Since Wednesday morning, a ribbon of bright orange water has been making its way down the Animas River in southwest Colorado. The cause? A million gallons of gunk pouring out of an abandoned century-old mine. The Environmental Protection Agency is already on the scene, though. Because, well, they caused it. Yeah, oops.
2 August 2015. Stephen Powelson recently flew his Phantom 3 drone over Tesla's battery factory in Fremont, California and recorded the flight. Almost as soon as he posted the video to a Tesla Motors Club forum, other commenters began warning Powelson of the legal trouble he might be in.
At industryabot.com: Tesla Motors - Fremont Car Assembly Plant
30 July 2015. Today you can see 91 new coal, natural gas and oil power stations exactly located in Poland. The country is largely depending on coal as main energy source.
Poland Map (With 91 fossil fuels power plants)
18 July 2015. Following the update of Coal, NaturaL Gas and Oil power station in Africa, we present a new map including 338 power stations in 46 countries.
Fossil Fuels Energy - Africa Map (336 facilities)
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