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APEC Is On Track To Meet Aspirational Energy Goals

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TOKYO, Japan--APEC is on track to meet its aspirational goals to reduce energy intensity by 45 percent by 2035, relative to 2005 levels, and to double the share of modern renewables by 2030, relative to 2010 levels, according to a newly launched energy report.

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Mitsubishi Power Completes Mega 2,650 MW GTCC Power Plant in Thailand

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BANGKOK, Thailand--Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has commenced operation of the fourth and final M701JAC unit at an ultra-large-scale natural gas-fired power plant in Chonburi Province, Thailand, on 1 October 2022. The plant is owned by a joint venture of Gulf Energy Development PCL, one of the largest independent power producers in Thailand, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

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Brazil To Face Deepening Political Polarization After Tighter Than Expected First Round Election

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BEIJING, China--Political polarization will continue to deepen and political violence is likely to happen during the following election, Chinese experts predicted as far-right incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist rival former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are set for a runoff election at the end of this month after a tighter than expected first round.

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Mitsubishi Power Completes Mega 2,650 MW GTCC Power Plant in Thailand


BANGKOK, Thailand--Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has commenced operation of the fourth and final M701JAC unit at an ultra-large-scale natural gas-fired power plant in Chonburi Province, Thailand, on 1 October 2022. The plant is owned by a joint venture of Gulf Energy Development PCL, one of the largest independent power producers in Thailand, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

"Assessing And Addressing Urban Poverty In Malaysia" Provides Practical Poverty Alleviation Policy Approaches


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--This morning, during a ceremony officiated at the Belgium’s House in Kuala Lumpur, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Malaysia, the Center for Market Education (CME) and Bait Al-Amanah launched the book Assessing and Addressing Urban Poverty in Malaysia – Social Mobility Through Entrepreneurship (Monolateral, 2022), authored by Benedict Weerasena (Research Director at Bait Al Amanah) and Dr Carmelo Ferlito (CEO of the Center for Market Education).

Brazil To Face Deepening Political Polarization After Tighter Than Expected First Round Election

BEIJING, China--Political polarization will continue to deepen and political violence is likely to happen during the following election, Chinese experts predicted as far-right incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist rival former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are set for a runoff election at the end of this month after a tighter than expected first round.

Protests In Iran Make Restoring The JCPOA More Urgent Than Ever

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The Iran hawks never miss an opportunity to get things wrong. As the murder of a young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini by the infamous “morality police” in Tehran triggered nationwide protests, Nikki Haley, former President Trump’s ambassador to the UN, warned against Washington getting into a deal with “anyone who treats their people this way.” Trump’s secretary of state Mike Pompeo, true to form, called for more sanctions on Iran.

To Ease Global Hunger, Restart Russian-Ukrainian Ammonia Exports

WASHINGTON, U.S.--President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he would back resuming Russian ammonia exports through Ukraine only if Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) were released. This is a non-starter for several reasons, not the least of which is that Ukraine too would earn substantial fees from transporting the ammonia. 

APEC Is On Track To Meet Aspirational Energy Goals

TOKYO, Japan--APEC is on track to meet its aspirational goals to reduce energy intensity by 45 percent by 2035, relative to 2005 levels, and to double the share of modern renewables by 2030, relative to 2010 levels, according to a newly launched energy report.

Could Malaysia Field Multiracial Political Parties?

BANGKOK, Thailand--The train of events that put Malaysia’s most influential political figure behind bars for 12 years – although the disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been wriggling mightily at finding ways to get out – has raised profound questions about race-based politics, the political equation that has governed the country since its independence.

How The US Squandered Its Strategic Minerals

NEW YORK, U.S.--"The PRC's [Communist China's] long-term goal," the Pentagon wrote in 2020, "is to create an entirely self-reliant defense-industrial sector—fused with a strong civilian industrial and technology sector—that can meet the PLA's needs for modern military capabilities."