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Alternative Energy / Hydroelectric

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U.S. Failing To Harness Hydro Power Potential

Nov 26, 2015 at 13:56 | Michael McDonald

One of the more interesting types of green energy is hydroelectric power. Among green energy sources, hydroelectric power is second only to nuclear power in…

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The World’s Most Dangerous Dams

Aug 25, 2014 at 17:27 | Llewellyn King

Hydroelectric dams are a nifty way of producing a huge amount of power, but they do not last forever. This is a tale of two dams that will fail unless…

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Once Mighty Hydropower Falls Behind Other Renewables

Aug 21, 2014 at 18:28 | Andy Tully

For decades, hydropower has been the chief source of clean and renewable energy in the United States, but new federal statistics show that it’s about to be eclipsed by…

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Global Hydroelectric Use On The Rise

Aug 06, 2014 at 16:26 | Amy Gleich

Until 1948, Hoover Dam was the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. It’s still the most visited dam in the world,…

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Just How Green is Hydroelectric Power?

Jun 04, 2014 at 16:25 | SciDev SciDev

Hydroelectric dams are the quintessential expression of human control of nature. As well as power, they create reservoirs of clean water, which to some are both pleasing to the…

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Argentina: Hydropower Plans and EU Bio-Diesel Duties

Nov 08, 2013 at 16:59 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The European Union appears to be punishing Argentina over the expropriation of Repsol YPF with higher duties on Argentine bio-diesel that will cost the industry dearly.Analysis:…

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Belgian Minister Inaugurates Power Plant in Eastern DRC

Aug 30, 2013 at 21:31 | John Daly

Last month Belgium’s Minister for Cooperation and Development Jean-Pascal Labille in the company of Democratic Republic of Congo’s Orientale Province governor Jean Bamanisa opened the rehabilitated Tshopo hydroelectric facility in…

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India, China, Among Others Eye Himalaya’s Hydroelectric Potential

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:18 | John Daly

For many, the Himalayas, site of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and shrouded by Buddhist cultures such as Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is a romantic region shrouded in mystery,…

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Supply Policies Prevent Hydropower from Fulfilling its Potential

Jun 26, 2013 at 16:39 | Futurity

“We have a very clear realization that we need to make energy systems more sustainable,” says Seth A. Blumsack, assistant professor of energy policy at Penn State. “We want to…

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Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam, Bad Idea?

May 08, 2013 at 17:10 | John Daly

Of the four BRIC nations, so beloved of Wall St. as the world’s economic future, only one, the Russian Federation, is a major energy exporter.India and China are…

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