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  • The diverse benefits of hydropower

    With recent floods making headlines in Austria and Germany over the last few weeks, protection against flooding has become a widely discussed issue. Though they are rarely given a second glance, hydropower dams are a first line of defence against flood damage. The RENEXPO HYDRO as part of the RENEXPO Austria taking place in the Messezentrum Salzburg from November 28 - 30, 2013 will showcase a ...


    By REECO GmbH

  • New developments in hydropower can supercharge Obama’s green jobs plan

    The goals of the President’s Green Jobs Plan are to create five million new jobs, repower America, slow global climate change and free America from dependence on imported oil. Now Bourne Energy has developed a series of renewable energy technologies based on hydropower, that will speed up the transition.  Hydropower is already the nation’s oldest and largest renewable energy source. It ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • Use and capacity of global hydropower increases

    Global use of hydropower increased more than 5 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Hydropower use reached a record 3,427 terawatt-hours, or about 16.1 percent of global electricity consumption, by the end of 2010, continuing the rapid rate of increase experienced between 2003 and 2009. The cost of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Hydropower needs ‘new climate knowledge’

    In a region where on average more than 60 per cent of electricity is provided by hydropower facilities — in contrast to a less than 20 per cent globally — the future of water availability matters. So, this issue dominated the second day of the Conference for Latin ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Should Hydropower Truly Be Described as Renewable?

    Hydroelectric dams are the quintessential expression of human control of nature. As well as power, they create reservoirs of clean water, which to some are both pleasing to the eye and a place for tranquil recreation. They promise control of flooding, provide a steady supply of water for irrigation and, with time, a source of fresh ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IEA offers roadmap for doubling global hydropower by 2050

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy have published a report laying out a roadmap for doubling global hydroelectricity production by 2050. According to IEA, the achievement of such hydro production levels could prevent up to three billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel plants. By 2050, a doubling in hydroelectric production would imply ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe‘s largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

    Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role in Europe’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % ...


    By REECO GmbH

  • NIB to finance the new Búðarháls hydropower plant in Iceland

    NIB will provide a loan for Landsvirkjun to finance a new hydropower project in Búðarháls, southern Iceland. The 16-year maturity loan totalling USD 70 million (EUR 52.5 million) will help build the new hydropower plant expected to produce 585 GWh of electricity ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Is Canadian hydropower the solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

    Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction are five large-scale hydropower ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • TBEA Co. to invest in a $209 million hydropower project in Gabon

    TBEA Co., Ltd., a Chinese energy company, has reportedly announced to invest in a $209 million (€180 million) hydropower venture in the West African nation of Gabon. As per reliable sources, the firm will also be investing in the nation’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF).General Coordinator of Bureau of Coordination and Planning for an emerging Gabon, Liban Soleman stated that the plant will have a ...


    By CMFE Research

  • Canadian hydropower could help U.S. achieve carbon-cutting goals

    Canadian hydropower could help some U.S. states meet their carbon-cutting goals under the proposed federal Clean Power Plan, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) says in a new policy report. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Europe’s planned ‘Super Grid’

    An electricity super grid is being planned to connect all 28 European Union countries and provide them with insurance against power blackouts. Forty leading organisations from research, industry, utilities and grid operators are combining in a €63 million research program aimed at incorporating all renewable energies into a super grid that can balance intermittent sources of electricity and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • HYDRO 2017 Seville 9-11 October: Shaping the future of hydropower

    HYDRO 2017, an international conference on hydropower & dams development will take place in Sevilla from 9-11 October 2017. The event will bring together 1500 high level delegates from 90 countries, who will have the opportunity to learn about Spanish expertise in the field.  The event will focus on the future of hydropower and is organised by Aqua-Media International Ltd ...

  • Black & Veatch professionals to share hydropower solutions at Waterpower Xvi Conference

    Black & Veatch hydropower and hydraulic structures experts will share their knowledge and proven solutions at the Waterpower XVI conference July 27-30 in Spokane, Wash. “Interest in hydropower has surged with the worldwide focus on renewable energy,” said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. “Hydropower projects are truly sustainable. In addition to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • C2ES: Canadian hydropower could help states achieve carbon-cutting goals

    Canadian hydropower could help some U.S. states meet their carbon-cutting goals under the proposed federal Clean Power Plan, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) says in a new policy report. "Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan” explores the potential for increased hydropower imports from Canada, and the adjustments needed to the Environmental Protection ...

  • PM backs European supergrid plan

    Plans to explore linking up green energy projects in the North, Baltic and Irish Seas were backed by Prime Minister David Cameron today as part of the UK-Baltic-Nordic Summit held in London. The Prime Minister announced that Energy Ministers will work together through the North Seas Offshore Grid Initiative and share experience with Ministers in the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan ...

  • Vietnam announces bold nuclear plans

    Vietnam has announced ambitious plans to develop a nuclear power industry, with the aim of having eight nuclear reactors up and running by 2030. According to the official Vietnamese newspaper Thanh Nien officials announced last month (22 June) that the reactors would be located in five central provinces, and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

    In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

    In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

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