Energy Efficiency

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying start, is going global! Since its launch in 2014, as part of energy event European Utility Week’s practical programme on the expo floor, the platform has been bringing together start-ups, students, corporate executives, public sector innovators and...
Hydropower

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of the Kyrgyz Republic have signed a $100 million financing package to modernize aging equipment and improve power generation capacity at the 180-MW Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant. Uch-Kurgan is the oldest of the six hydroelectric facilities installed along the Naryn River cascade, ADB says, that together produce 92% of...
Solar

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg President Donald Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord on Monday, a move announced in 2017 that will take another year to complete. The State Department formally submitted a request to withdraw from the pact signed by roughly 200 countries on Monday, the earliest date Trump...
Solar

By Shery Ahn and Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg Singapore’s state-owned power grid operator wants to build more connections to neighboring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy. Nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have ample spare land for solar panels and enough wind to power turbines, both things that Singapore is lacking, Wong Kim Yin, chief...
Hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected projects to receive up to $24.9 million to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Innovative technologies have the potential to increase the affordability of hydropower and marine energy, DOE says. Selected projects will...
Hydropower

Missouri River Energy Services reported it has reached a milestone in the installation of the 36.4-MW Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) at Red Rock Dam, as construction workers successfully cored through the dam last week. Red Rock is being built at an existing dam on the Des Moines River in Iowa, U.S. The dam is...
Solar

Displaying a mastery of California climate issues as he keynoted a major sustainability conference, VERGE 19, in Oakland, CA last week, a relaxed and smiling Governor Gavin Newsom extolled California’s climate leadership and vowed continued opposition to the Trump Administration. Dreams with Deadlines Now in his ninth month at the helm of the world’s fifth...