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Hydro Organizations

A listing of organizations with contact information and announcements of future meetings
A versatile solution? Growing Miscanthus for bioenergy

A versatile solution? Growing Miscanthus for bioenergy

The need for a rapid reduction in greenhouse gases is well known, and bioenergy is one of the possible solutions. The new perennial grass crop Miscanthus is particularly promising for bioenergy, as it is hardy, fast growing and efficient in its use of water. Jonathan Harvey reviews the technical and commercial progress, and future prospects, for the crop.
Cape Wind: Regulation, Litigation and the Struggle to Develop Offshore Wind Power in the U.S.

Cape Wind: Regulation, Litigation and the Struggle to Develop Offshore Wind Power in the U.S.

In 2001, Jim Gordon, a well-heeled developer of natural gas plants in New England, took up a long-discussed but never-pursued idea that advocates said would usher in a new era of clean energy in America: an ocean-based wind farm off the shores of Cape Cod.
2011: All the Makings of an “Interesting” Year in Solar PV

2011: All the Makings of an “Interesting” Year in Solar PV

Paula Mints, Director, Energy at Navigant Consulting, in Palo Alto, California wonders what will happen in the solar PV industry after 2010's Winning Year.
The challenge of growth: Supply chain and wind turbine upscaling challenges

The challenge of growth: Supply chain and wind turbine upscaling challenges

The global wind industry has grown rapidly in recent years, manufacturing capacity is increasing and the component supply chain is stretched to its limits. Eize de Vries reports on some of the challenges of this pace of growth, investigating some of the supply chain bottlenecks and revealing the importance of components suppliers teaming up with wind turbine suppliers as dedicated partners.
Banks Provide Critical Support for Hydro Project Development

Banks Provide Critical Support for Hydro Project Development

By Elizabeth A. IngramThe involvement of multi-national banking institutions is critical to the completion and modernization of hydroelectric projects, particularly in the developing world. This article details nearly $16 billion in funding recently awarded for work at more than 50 projects.
Evaluating Earthquake Safety for Large Dams in Southeast Turkey

Evaluating Earthquake Safety for Large Dams in Southeast Turkey

To determine the safety of dams in southeast Turkey in the event of an earthquake, the Turkish Association of Dam Safety conducted a seismic risk analysis on 42 structures.
The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 2

The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 2

They are the new Brew Barons. In an earlier age, they might have been content to make White Lightning, or craft brews. Today their targets are jet fuel, renewable gasoline, renewable diesel, ethanol, a boatload of renewable chemicals, plus feed grains, food oils, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and more.
A call for back-up: How energy storage could make a valuable contribution to renewables

A call for back-up: How energy storage could make a valuable contribution to renewables

As renewables look to achieve greater penetration in the grid-connected market and increase their role in off-grid applications, energy storage technologies could help provide a valuable link - increasing the dispatchability of renewables and their economics too, writes Richard Baxter.
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.