Hydropower News

Michael Harris - September 17, 2014

Brazil Sets Concession Auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos Hydro Project

Brazil's mines and energy ministry has published guidelines for the concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

Michael Harris - September 15, 2014

Developer Shelves 65-MW Similkameen Hydropower Plant in British Columbia

Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

David Appleyard - September 11, 2014

Siemens Tidal Energy Project Suspended

Marine Current Turbines (MCT), the tidal energy company owned by German engineering giant Siemens has announced that it has suspended development of a planned 10 MW tidal array in Wales...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 11, 2014

RusHydro Considers Renewable Energy Fund IPO with PowerChina

RusHydro JSC, Russia’s biggest hydropower company, is considering selling shares in a clean energy fund it plans to create with Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd. to gain from a...

Michael Harris - September 10, 2014

Iberdrola Modernizes 45 Small Hydro Projects in Spain

Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small hydropower projects in Spain over the last three years.

Elisa Wood - September 10, 2014

Obama’s International Climate Strategy: More Grease for Renewables

It was good news for renewable energy when President Barack Obama in June proposed carbon dioxide restrictions on existing power plants. It is even better news now that he may use the...

Michael Harris - September 05, 2014

World Bank Calls for Greater Use of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

The World Bank has reviewed the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for hydropower development, concluding that developing countries should make greater use of...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 03, 2014

Eco Wave to Raise $5 Million to Accelerate Ocean Energy Plans

Eco Wave Power, based in Israel, plans to raise $5 million by the end of the year to further develop its technology and projects that harness the power of the ocean to generate electricity...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 01, 2014

Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review

A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.

Michael Harris - August 29, 2014

Final Blast Removes Last Hydro Project on Washington's Elwha River

A final explosion Aug. 26 removed the remains of 12-MW Glines Canyon Dam, fully opening the Elwha River to salmon passage in Washington's Olympic National Park.

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