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Australia’s 100% Renewable Energy Grid

Australia’s 100% Renewable Energy Grid

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A Detailed Look at Hydroelectricity's Potential

Jan 03, 2012 at 21:07 | Tom Murphy

Having now sorted solar, wind, and tidal power into three “boxes,” let’s keep going and investigate another source of non-fossil energy and put it in a box. Today we’ll look…

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New Mega-Dam to be Built in Alaska?

Dec 12, 2011 at 07:49 | James Burgess

Dams are used to generate hydroelectricity, prevent floods, irrigate farms and supply water to cities. However they also wreck ecosystems and can destroy the livelihood of families and communities, who…

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South Africa Signs Major Energy Agreement with Democratic Republic of Congo

Nov 14, 2011 at 08:01 | John Daly

Africa has for the last couple of decades found itself between a rock and a hard place on energy issues, seeing foreigners race in to exploit hydrocarbon reserves (Nigeria, Angola,…

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Despite Booming Economy, Brazilians Rally Against Amazonian Dam

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:37 | John Daly

No one in the developing world is against hydroelectric projects, which bring the benefits of power and development. Except perhaps the locals. Brazil’s proposed Belo Monte Amazon dam is experiencing…

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Ethiopia's Hydroelectric Program - Boon or Folly?

Oct 24, 2011 at 07:48 | John Daly

Developing countries worldwide view the construction of power facilities as integral to their economic development to lift their populations out of poverty. Ethiopia has now embarked on massive hydroelectric schemes…

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Tajikistan - The Future is Hydroelectricity - or Perhaps Not

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:49 | John Daly

Pity poor Tajikistan. The poorest of the former Soviet republics, after the 1991 implosion of the USSR Tajikistan slid the following year into a violent civil war, which saw Muslim…

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Small Hydropower’s Negative Impact on The Environment

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:47 | SciDev SciDev

A belief that 'small' hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems…

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Hydroelectricity in Tajikistan: A glimpse at the Present and Future

Jan 25, 2011 at 06:54 | Eurasianet

The dam, the central feature of the Nurek Hydroelectric Power plant, stands 300 meters high, and supports nine hydroelectric generating units. The facility provides as much as 98 percent of…

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Iran Sending Equipment to Tajikistan for Controversial Hydropower Plant

Jan 01, 2011 at 17:58 | RFE/RL staff

Iran has begun transporting equipment to Tajikistan for the construction of a controversial hydropower plant. Ali Asghar Sherdust, Iranian ambassador to Tajikistan, said today that 75 tons of mainly electronic…

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The Incredible potential of Small Scale Hydropower

Dec 23, 2010 at 09:03 | SciDev SciDev

With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades, hydropower plants have been criticized…

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