Hydropower News

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.

Bloomberg News Editors - August 28, 2014

Expect $1.6 Trillion in Clean Energy Investments Through 2020, Says IEA

Investments in new clean-energy capacity will total $1.61 trillion through 2020 even as the expansion of renewables is expected to slow, the International Energy Agency said.

Kenneth Bossong - August 27, 2014

US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data for the first six months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass,...

Bloomberg News Editors - August 27, 2014

South Africa Seeks to Improve Process for Renewable Energy Deals

South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said her department wants to address weaknesses in the process of commissioning renewable-power projects.

Michael Harris - August 25, 2014

European Bank Funds Poland Renewables, Hydro Project Refurbishment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments...

Bloomberg News Editors - August 21, 2014

South Africa Approves Treaty for $100 Billion Inga Hydropower Project

South Africa’s Cabinet approved a treaty signed with the Democratic Republic of Congo to begin development of a hydropower project that will eventually cost about $100 billion and generate...

Kenneth Bossong - August 21, 2014

Renewable Energy Accounts for 100 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in July

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity...

Bloomberg News Editors - August 20, 2014

Australia Chills Hopes for $20 Billion Clean Energy Industry

Australia is frightening developers away from renewable energy even before the government decides whether to overhaul targets for the industry’s growth.

Michael Harris - August 19, 2014

Water Releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead to Increase, USBR Says

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase its water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead in Water Year 2015, following the recent completion of its monthly operational study.

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