Hydropower News

Charles Thurston - November 20, 2014

Brazil Hydropower Company Advances Major Solar Manufacturing Project

Brazil’s nascent solar industry may finally have found the Green Knight it needs to develop domestic cradle-to-grave manufacturing capability that can supply the country’s growing demand:...

Gregory B. Poindexter - November 20, 2014

JSW Buys 300-MW Baspa II, 1,091-MW Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Plants in India for US$1.8 Billion

JSW Energy Ltd. (JSW) and Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd. (JPVL) executed an acquisition deal worth about US$1.8 billion for two of three power-generating facilities listed on a Sept....

Robynn Andracsek - November 20, 2014

Shining a Light on Women Leaders in the Power Industry

In early 2013, a group of women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Florida to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry....

Renewable Energy World Editors - November 18, 2014

France Ploughs Ahead with Renewable Energy While Australia Scales Back Clean Energy Policies

While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy...

Gregory B. Poindexter - November 18, 2014

Halifax Water Generates Power from a 32-kW In-pipe Small Hydroelectric System

Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada, is the first Canadian city to use an in-pipe hydroelectric generation system within a pressurized water distribution pipeline,...

Bloomberg News Editors - November 17, 2014

Obama to Pledge $3 Billion for Climate Change Fund

President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion to a United Nations climate-change fund that’s intended to help poor nations boost renewable energy and counter the ill effects of global...

Bloomberg News Editors - November 17, 2014

Peru to Unveil Plans for Renewable Power Auction

Peru’s government is set to announce plans for a renewable-energy auction during a global climate conference to be held next month in Lima.

Andrew Williams - November 17, 2014

Marine Energy Making Waves on Both Sides of the Pond

In recent months, a number of initiatives aimed at speeding up the development of the wave energy sector have been launched in the U.S. and Europe. As part of the ongoing work to establish...

Bloomberg News Editors - November 14, 2014

Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Construction work on two of Turkey’s biggest dam projects has ground to a halt, as the country pays a price for simmering tensions between Kurdish rebels and the government.

Gregory B. Poindexter - November 13, 2014

Completion of 14.8-MW Lunzua, Zambia, Small Hydro Rehabilitation Part of US$650 Million Project

In Lunzua, Northern Province, Zambia, operation of the US$51 million 14.8-MW Lunzua small hydro project will end part one of a three-phase, US$650 million construction and rehabilitation...

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