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Hydropower News

Bloomberg News Editors - March 02, 2015

India to Quadruple Renewable Capacity to 175 Gigawatts by 2022

India plans to quadruple its renewable power capacity to 175 gigawatts by 2022 as part of the government’s plan to supply electricity to every household, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

Gregory B. Poindexter - February 26, 2015

World Bank’s US$100 Million Credit to Myanmar Continues Hydroelectric Infrastructure Development in Irrawaddy River Basin

Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin,...

David Appleyard - February 25, 2015

European Commission Unveils Draft Energy Strategy

The European Commission has unveiled “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy,” which is a key plank in the development of its...

Andrew Williams - February 25, 2015

Wave and Tidal Energy in 2015: Finally Emerging from the Labs

Technologies to harness wave and tidal power have been under development for over 40 years, but up until quite recently the center of technology development has been in Europe, where...

Michael Harris - February 24, 2015

Pakistan Government Hopes to Speed Completion of 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 Hydropower Plant Extension

The Pakistani government has committed to spending US$51 million in an effort to expedite completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant by seven months.

Bloomberg News Editors - February 23, 2015

Harvard’s Star Alumni Urge Week of Fossil Fuel Protests

Actress Natalie Portman, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and other high-profile Harvard University alumni are calling for demonstrations to urge divestment from fossil fuels...

Tim Miser - February 20, 2015

Renewable Energy Roundtable: Production and Investment Tax Policy to be a Top Priority in 2015

The renewable energy industry has come a long way in relatively little time. The costs of renewable technologies continue to go down, while renewable capacities at many utilities continue...

Gregory B. Poindexter - February 19, 2015

Study Concludes Hydroelectric Pumped-Storage Development Should Expand In Germany

On Feb. 13, at Voith Hydro’s headquarters in Heidenheim, in the state of Baden-Wu?rttemberg, Germany, company officials met with Roderich Kiesewetter to discuss findings from a study...

Bloomberg News Editors - February 18, 2015

Geothermal Saves Kenya $24 Million of Fuel Monthly, Says KenGen

New power-generating units at Kenya’s Olkaria I plant are saving East Africa’s biggest economy about 2.2 billion shillings ($24 million) a month on fuel costs, according to the country’s...

Michael Harris - February 17, 2015

China Voices Support for 1,500 MW Hydropower Project in Afghanistan

China's plans to improve connectivity between Afghanistan and Pakistan could lead to the construction of a 1,500 MW hydropower plant in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.

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