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An American Energy Harvest Plan

An American Energy Harvest Plan

In the 1970s, America was abuzz with optimism about the potential for clean renewable energy. Solar, wind and synthetic fuels captured the imagination of environmentalists and scientists alike. But these renewable fuels did not capture the marketplace because they simply cost too much for each kW of electricity and each gallon of fuel they produced.
HRW Briefings

HRW Briefings

World Bank renews support for large hydro Speaking in a high-level panel discussion at the International Hydropower Association World Congress in May, Jean-Michel Devernay, chief technical specialist on hydropower for the World Bank, indicated the bank has reversed a two decade-old decision to turn its back on large hydropower investment. Devernay explained that not only is hydropower firmly back on […]
Ten Best-Practice Guidelines for Solar Development

Ten Best-Practice Guidelines for Solar Development

Recently published guidelines that the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) says its members will follow in building and managing solar farms have set out best practices for siting, land use and community engagement.
World News

World News

News on the global hydroelectric industry from November-December 2014
La fotovotaica: Take off for Spain’s solar PV market

La fotovotaica: Take off for Spain’s solar PV market

Rapid growth is taking the Spanish photovoltaic sector to unprecedented levels. Mike Stirzaker takes a look at the industry's achievements and at the policies driving the success.
Hydro Business Report: Regional Overview

Hydro Business Report: Regional Overview

Growing demand for electricity is driving an increase in hydro generating business – adding capacity at new plants as well as modernization of existing facilities.
Rising to the challenge: The whys and whens of renewable energy

Rising to the challenge: The whys and whens of renewable energy

If seems that no matter who you ask, renewable energy is finally considered a serious answer to several of the world's most pressing problems - but why? In this report, Anil Cabraal, Sachin Agarwal and Masaki Takahashi look at some of the reasons and discuss the economic feasibility of various electricity generation technologies as well as the implications of these findings for power system planners. Finally, they take a quick look at World Bank plans in this area.