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  • Environmental assessment for lower churchill hydroelectric project submitted

    The environmental assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project has been submitted to the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report follows a review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, and a 30-day public hearing held from March 3, 2011 to April 15, 2011. Nalcor Energy proposes to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Small hydroelectric dams not so green, say experts

    The combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one large dam, warn experts, environmental activists and indigenous groups, who face a flood of new projects along the rivers of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Hydraulic energy from small dams 'is interesting because of its low environmental costs, but everything has its ...

  • National chief supports calls for full review of BC hydroelectric dam

    Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed support for First Nations working to raise awareness of the implications of hydro-electric dam development in British Columbia (B.C.), including calls for a full review for the forthcoming environmental assessment of the Site C project on the Peace River. "We strongly support First Nations in upholding their ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IEA report sets a course for doubling hydroelectricity output by 2050

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of the Federative Republic of Brazil show in a report released today how to double hydroelectricity production by 2050, an achievement that could prevent annual emissions of up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 from fossil-fuel plants. The report, Technology Roadmap: Hydropower< ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Energy Department report finds major potential to increase clean hydroelectric power

    As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power. The report estimates that without building a single new dam, these available hydropower ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States. Hydropower is the nation's leading source of renewable energy and helps the country avoid over 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, while providing ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Plutonic Power & GE submit bids for more than US$4bn in hydroelectric projects

    Plutonic Power Corporation (PCC: TSX) joined with GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), in submitting two bids for hydroelectric power projects costing more than $4 billion, which would be Canada’s largest single private sector hydroelectric generation investment. The submissions into BC Hydro’s 2008 Clean Power Call outline the development of approximately 1,200 megawatts of ...


    By General Electric

  • Business Opportunities Assessment for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market in Brazil

    New Perspectives and Trends for the Emergent Market The Brazilian solar PV generation is segmented into 3 components: centralized, distributed, and isolated. This study will analyze the individual segments as well as the industry as a whole and how it´s growth is impacted by other renewable sources such as hydroelectric, wind, and biomass that are incentivized by the government. High prices ...


  • Ireland funding Wave energy technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed the formal funding agreement with the Irish Government's Sustainable Energy Association (SEAI) for a EUR150,000 project to evaluate potential CETO wave sites in Ireland and develop a site specific conceptual design. The project is 50% funded by the SEAI and 50% by Carnegie and forms the first phase of detailed design for a potential 5MW ...


  • BLM issues key approval for massive Wyoming wind farm

    The largest onshore wind farm in development in the U.S. received two critical approvals from federal regulators last week, moves which could allow the first turbines to be constructed as early as next year. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency of the Department of Interior (DOI), approved the first 500-turbine phase of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project, a ...

  • Hydropower `could supply Africa`s entire power needs`

    Hydropower could supply all of Africa's electricity needs if cross-border cooperation was stepped up, according to a UN report launched last week (12 March) at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France. Africa currently generates just one third of its electricity from hydropower, but could learn from cooperation ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nova Scotia to fund tidal power research

    Nova Scotia has taken the first step toward harnessing the potential tidal power available in the Bay of Fundy, which could supply up 15% of the province's electricity needs. Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald announced North America's first in-stream tidal technology research centre. Three Canadian companies - Clean Current Power Systems, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Minas Basin Pulp and Power - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

    The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement signed today commits the agencies to a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ReportsnReports - The Future of Small, Medium and Large Hydropower Technologies: Technology developments, key costs and the future outlook

    The Future of Small, Medium and Large Hydropower Technologies: Technology developments, key costs and the future outlook  Hydropower is one of the earliest sources of power exploited by man with water wheels of various sorts being built for at least two thousand years to ...


  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


  • HydroXpert SAS Releases SIMAHPP5 to analyze and valuate hydropower projects

    SIMAHPP is tool for Windows Platform used to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects combining hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. Since its first release in 2009, SIMAHPP has been used internationally by consultants, well established companies and universities in 30+ countries in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia & Australia.  ...


    By Hydroxpert Technology

  • Small hydropower deserves more support

    With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades, hydropower plants have been criticised for their environmental impact. But although large-scale plants have impacts, small hydro systems have no need for large dams, roads and other major infrastructure. In fact, most such ...


    By SciDev.Net

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