small hydropower scheme News

  • Surge in UK hydropower schemes

    The number of small-scale hydropower schemes to generate energy from rivers in England and Wales has surged in the last decade, according to figures from the Environment Agency. The number of new licences issued by the Government agency for hydropower schemes has increased by a factor of six since 2000. Thirty-one new licences for ...


  • 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

  • Hydropower opportunities and challenges

    CIWEM and the EA will be examining the challenges in the planning and delivery of hydropower schemes at their joint conference Hydropower - Opportunities, Challenges and Sharing Best Practice on 23rd June 2010 in London. The Environment Agency estimates that 1.5% of the UK's electricity needs could be generated through hydropower schemes.  Every potential hydropower site is different as ...


  • 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 ...


  • Small Hydropower Market Reaches 13.34 Billion Dollars in 2011 According to New Visiongain Report

      http://www.visiongain.com/Report/730/The-Small-Hydropower-Market-2011-2021 The Small Hydropower Market 2011-2021 is ...


    By Visiongain Ltd

  • Small Hydro could add up to Big Damage

    A belief that small hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems that generate from less than 5 kilowatts up to 10 megawatts of energy. Hydropower appears to be the cleanest and most versatile of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Article by Edward Davey for The Scotsman Newspaper

    Common goals make most of Scotland’s energy First published in the Scotsman on Sunday SCOTLAND leads the world in energy. From wind, wave and tidal to the oil and gas industries, Scotland is seizing the opportunity its abundant ­resources have to offer. My department – a UK government department – has played a key role in this. ...

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