How Hydropower Can Be More Environmentally Friendly

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Unfortunately, even some of the safer options, like hydropower, still have adverse effects. The post How Hydropower Can Be More Environmentally Friendly appeared first on U.S. Hydropower Energy Environmental technology Renewable energy

Something’s Up With Solar Panels, Hydropower, & Energy Storage, Too

CleanTechnica

Floating solar panels can piggyback on other infrastructure to provide for clean kilowatts with low impact, and perhaps some benefits, too.

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Wind Power & Hydropower Race To Crush Coal For COVID-19 Recovery

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With or without solar, wind power and hydropower are racing to crush coal for electricity generation as the COVID-19 recovery takes shape. Clean Power Hydroelectric Wind Energy Avangrid Electricity Energy Maine New Mexico PNM Rocky Mountain Power united states US wyoming

Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands

Inhabitat - Innovation

states rush to set ambitious renewable energy goals, people don't stop to think where the hydropower is coming from and whom it may be hurting As many U.S.

Improving the efficiency of the hydropower network

Envirotec Magazine

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, whose provenance extends back to the watermills that were relied upon by ancient civilisations. Hydroelectricity remains an attractive renewable energy source today, especially in Europe which has a large network of small and large hydropower plants. According to the International Energy Agency, the global installed hydropower capacity in 2019 was 1307 GW. Hydropower

Floating solar + hydropower hybrid projects can benefit both technologies

Solar Power World

By Emanuele Quaranta, subject matter expert, PreScouter Hydropower and solar power plants were developed separately in the past.

Hydropower Turbine Market to hit $2 billion by 2025

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On a global level, construction of hydropower dams is anticipated to reach unparalleled rates in the coming years, specially in countries with developing economies. The above-mentioned factors are likely to drive the demand for hydropower turbine in the coming years

Brazil to support construction of four new hydropower plants

Renewable Energy World

Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country's investment partnerships program, called Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos or PPI. Dam Design and Construction Environmental Latin America News Hydropower Finance

India Proposes Mandatory Procurement of Hydro Electricity

CleanTechnica

Policy & Politics Renewable Energy Standards HPO Hydropower Purchase Obligation India India hydropower india renewable energy india renewable energy targets Renewable Purchase Obligation RPOAfter re-classification of hydro power as a renewable energy technology, the Indian government is planning to mandate procurement from hydro power projects.

Upgrade Asia’s ageing hydropower fleet to secure reliable clean energy supply, experts urge

Eco-Business

As the need for steady clean electricity generation grows, refurbishing Asia’s decades-old hydropower plants could help them regain past strength, enhancing their contribution to the region’s energy transition, shows a new study

Operations achieved at 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand

Renewable Energy World

announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations. Dam Design and Construction News Hydropower New Development AsiaOceaniaKansai Electric Power Co.

European Hydropower Dawdles as Hydrogen and Batteries Soar

GreenTechMedia

Over the past five years, Europe's base of conventional hydropower and pumped hydro capacity grew at about 1 percent a year, reaching 251 gigawatts in 2019, according to the International Hydropower Association (IHA). In the meantime, green hydrogen and batteries pose a rising threat to hydropower plants and their future profits. Modernization efforts will be increasingly important to boosting Europe's hydropower capacity,” said Samuel.

Green hydrogen could curb one-third of fossil fuel and industry emissions by 2050

GreenBiz

decarbonization hydrogen Hydropower Renewable EnergyThat's according to a BloombergNEF report that calls policy support for the hydrogen economy "insufficient.".

Why some hydropower plants are worse for the climate than coal

Grist

According to a new study published in Environmental Science Technology, hundreds of active hydropower plants are making a worse impact on the climate than fossil fuels. Yup, you read that right: Hydropower, popularly seen as a green energy source — and a major clean energy source in a lot of emission-reduction plans — can release more greenhouse gases than coal- or oil-burning power plants, under certain conditions. Energy Science climate study hydropower scientific study study

Safety, reliability key when maintaining 97-year old hydropower assets

Renewable Energy World

On Wednesday in Manchester, New Hampshire, a group of about 20 women from the NH chapter of the New England Women in Energy and the Environment toured the Amoskeag Hydropower Facility and Fishways, a 97-year old continuously functioning hydropower plant. Monitoring News Hydropower O&M Asset Management

Gaining Indigenous Peoples’ consent for sustainable hydropower

Eco-Business

Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities' free, prior and informed consent for hydropower development New sustainability guidance will give increased confidence to local communities, industry and investors that hydropower projects can be successfully developed while respecting Indigenous People's lands, rights and culture

Too much water or too little: hydropower fights wild weather

Renewable Energy World

Energy Efficiency News HydropowerThe Kariba Dam has towered over one of Africa’s mightiest rivers for 60 years, forming the world’s largest reservoir and providing reliable electricity to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Hydro Tasmania accelerating site investigations for pumped storage hydropower

Renewable Energy World

Pumped Storage Hydro News Research and Development Hydropower AsiaOceania StorageHydro Tasmania says it is accelerating detailed investigation of three key opportunities for pumped storage hydro development in the state as part of the Battery of the Nation initiative. Work has begun on a full feasibility assessment of pumped hydro development opportunities at Lake Cethana and Lake Rowallan in the northwest and near Tribute Power Station on the West Coast.

CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part Two — EV Market Growth, Timeline & Capacity, Cheap Hydropower

CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. In part two of the interview, we discussed the growth in the European EV market, Northvolt's plans to scale its manufacturing capacity, its timeline, and its access to low-cost, renewable hydroelectric energy in Sweden.

Energy Department Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower Technologies

CleanTech Alliance

million in funding 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. Source: U.S. of Energy, October 31, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9

GE Renewable Energy announces two hydropower services contracts in the US

Renewable Energy World

GE Renewable Energy announced at HydroVision that it has signed two hydropower contracts in the U.S. one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station. News Hydropower General Electric Turbines and Mechanical Components Pumped Storage Hydro Energy Efficiency Rehabilitation and Repair

Financial Trouble at an Iconic American Hydropower Giant

GreenTechMedia

The Bonneville Power Administration, the government-owned “power marketing agency” that serves the Pacific Northwest, is facing a strong current of problems. As cheap renewables make hydro less competitive in the region, BPA is bleeding money. There’s now concern that its utility customers will stop buying hydro after contracts expire. Meanwhile, the cost of rehabilitating salmon populations is mounting.

U.S. Hydroelectric Generation To Increase In 2020 Despite Drought Conditions

CleanTechnica

Department of Agriculture US hydropower WashingtonIn its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that electricity generation from hydroelectric power plants in the United States will grow by 4% in 2020 from 2019 levels.

Farmers Irrigation District hydropower facility offers sustainable solution to a growing challenge

Renewable Energy World

On Monday, July 22, about 30 HydroVision attendees visited the beautiful Hood River Valley outside of Portland, Oregon to tour in-conduit hydropower projects and learn how modernizing irrigation districts is a sustainable solution to help combat a changing climate. Environmental North America News Hydropower Canals Tunnels and Penstocks Small Hydro DER Rehabilitation and Repair

Statkraft announces plans to build 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile

Renewable Energy World

Statkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile. Europe Latin America News Hydropower New Development Turbines and Mechanical ComponentsThe construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022.

Envisioning the future of hydropower: What do you see?

Renewable Energy World

Technology and Equipment Environmental News Hydropower Business & Finance Energy Efficiency Hydro Industry News Wind Power SolarOn Tuesday, July 23 at the HydroVision International keynote, Vice President Marla Barnes asked the audience to close their eyes and envision their next vacation. Are you sitting on a beach? Are you packing your family into the car for a wild adventure? What do you see,” she asked.

Commentary: Snake River Dams’ Hydropower Is No Longer Particularly Cheap

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Dan Malarkey, Sightline Institute, September 17, 2019 The first article in this series made the case for removing the dams on the Snake River because of the importance we place on wild salmon, drawing on analysis from a recent report by ECONorthwest (ECONW). A second reason to remove the dams, beyond boosting the odds of salmon survival, is […]. Commentary

Energy CEOs extol virtues of hydropower while bemoaning its lack of public support

Renewable Energy World

Anderson, President and CEO IDACORP and Idaho Power, Mitch Davidson, CEO and Managing Partner, Brookfield Renewable Power, and Paul Jacob, President and CEO, Rye Development — along with moderator Elizabeth Ingram, Content Director, Clarion Energy, discussed both the merits and the challenges of hydropower development in the United States and Canada. Environmental News Hydropower Grid Scale FERC Business & Finance Hydro Industry News

Hydropower Market Projected to Install 1300 GW by 2024

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Hydropower Market is set to grow from its current market was valued at over USD 1000 GW in 2017 to USD 1300 GW by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc

Drive Electric Kenya Shows Why You Should Be Driving An Electric Vehicle in Kenya!

CleanTechnica

Batteries Cars Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Grid Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Africa EV adoption geothermal power plants hydropower Kenya Kenya renewable energy generation renewable energy generation South Africa EV wind farmsDrivelectric Kenya, a subsidiary of Knights Energy Kenya, is offering Kenyans a platform to switch to electromobility.

Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands

AGreenLiving

states are setting renewable energy goals, turning to hydropower as a cheap source of cleaner energy. But for Inuit hunters in far eastern Canada , Americans’ demand for cheap, renewable energy, particularly in the form of hydropower, is ruining traditional hunting grounds. A 2016 survey found that of 22 planned Canadian hydropower projects, all were within 60 miles of one or more Indigenous communities. is second only to China in hydropower production. Many U.S.

India x Cleantech — June 2020

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Clean Power Clean Transport Cleantech News Green Economy Investment EDEN Renewables Greenko Energy Holdings Hydropower Purchase Obligation India India air pollution India Carbon Emissions India Evs india renewable energy India Solar Power India Solar Power Parks India Solar Tenders india wind energy Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE NTPC Ola Electric ONGC Renewable Purchase Obligation SB Energy SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

What You Need to Know About Hydropower

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This article is the third in a six-part series that explores … The post What You Need to Know About Hydropower appeared first on Earth911.com. View original here: What You Need to Know About Hydropower. Eco Eco Tech about appeared-first article business & policy earth911-com- earth911-podast Green six-part-series third

Clean energy investment set to hit $2.6 trillion this decade

Renewable Energy World

News Hydropower Wind Power SolarThe global energy supply is turning greener.

California Takes a New Look at an Old Idea for Tapping the Pacific Northwest’s Hydropower [GTM Squared]

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