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Court upholds Feb. 14 date for disputed Catalan election

first_imgMADRID (AP) — A court in Catalonia has confirmed that an upcoming vote to choose the northeastern Spanish region’s new parliament and replace the government will take place in two weeks as scheduled. Catalonia’s High Court on Friday overturned an order with which the regional government, citing a high prevalence of coronavirus contagion, had wanted to push the election to the end of May. Campaigning officially began Friday with parties holding odd events surrounded by very few supporters live-streamed on social media. Eight politicians and activists imprisoned after a failed 2017 push for Catalan independence will be allowed to take part in campaigning but will need to return to prison each day.last_img read more

Largest Thai wind farm now in operation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Asian Power:The 260MW Hanuman Wind Farm project in Thailand has achieved commercial operations, an announcement by Finnish engineering firm Pöyry revealed.The project, which is owned by the Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA), is composed of five sub-projects located in Chaiyaphum Province, and is set to be one of the biggest of its kind in Thailand.The electricity output from this project will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), per Thailand’s power purchase agreement.“As one of the biggest wind power projects in Southeast Asia, the Hanuman project sets an example to Southeast Asian nations on how to substantially increase the domestic renewable energy production in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions, to diversify national energy production portfolio, and to reduce long term operating cost of the power system,” Esa Holttinen, Pöyry’s business director for wind power, said in a statement.More: Thailand’s largest wind farm enters commercial operations Largest Thai wind farm now in operationlast_img read more