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Official Vows to Suspend Plans for Controversial Power Plant in Mon State Ministry of Electric Power Deputy Minister Aung Than Oo told lawmakers last week that all works related to a planned coal-fired power plant in Mon State’s Inn Din
Songkhla project puts villagers' livelihoods at risk “Not only will 118 families, or some 500 people, in Songkhla’s Tepha district be evicted by the Egat coal-fired power plant, but it is also widely feared that the Gulf of Thailand’s ecosystem
Air pollution from coal-fired power plants kills thousands “Air pollution from Vietnamese coal-fired power plants killed 4,300 people in 2011, and plants aren’t reducing emissions any time soon, according to a recent Harvard University study. “If new coal plant projects
Cambodian FM urges Laos to further study impacts of hydropower dam “Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Tuesday called on Laos to conduct further studies on the environmental impacts of a proposed 260-megawatt hydropower dam. “I told Somsavat Lengsavad that
Does the World Bank's "Success Story" on Dams Still Hold Water? The World Bank will hold its Annual Meetings next week in Lima, in the face of stiff competition from new lenders like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The Bank
PM lauds fossil fuel power “Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told the Energy Ministry to boost public understanding about the cost of producing electricity from renewable or alternative energy sources, which he said would lead to higher power bills. In response
Ten years after NAM THEUN 2, development banks back in spotlight “Non-governmental organisations are calling on the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and European Investment Bank (EIB) to publicly acknowledge the millions of dollars of failed investment in their