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Alternative Energy / Hydroelectric

U.S. Hydropower Disaster Causes $1 Billion In Damages

May 27, 2020 at 14:58 | Julianne Geiger

A catastrophic dam failure at a Michigan hydropower facility this month has left thousands stranded, highlighting the fact that when it comes to clean energy, it’s not all…

The Dark Side Of Hydropower

Feb 24, 2020 at 14:04 | Irina Slav

Hydropower is the largest single source of renewable electricity in the world, dwarfing solar and wind. As such, it has established a positive reputation in the media and many…

Why Pakistan’s New Energy Proposal Is A Double-Edged Sword

Oct 25, 2019 at 16:57 | RFE/RL staff

A new proposal by Pakistani officials could bring much-needed energy to people in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during the frigid winters in a long-planned project that will also see Central Asian…

Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can Benefit Entire Region

Mar 09, 2018 at 17:10 | Eurasianet

In the boldest signal of bilateral amity to date, Uzbekistan’s president announced during a seminal visit to Tajikistan on March 9 that he intends to support the major hydropower project…

Cheap Energy Draws Bitcoin Miners To Canada

Jan 16, 2018 at 13:05 | Michael Kern

A new leak has sprung from China’s bitcoin rumor pool. And while markets have grown resilient of such news, this new potential crackdown seems to have spooked miners. China’s bitcoin…

Canada Aims To Solve U.S. Nuclear Woes

Oct 16, 2017 at 16:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Canada believes it may have the answer to replacing some U.S. nuclear capacity with other forms of carbon-free energy.   When New York state and Massachusetts retire three nuclear reactors…

The Mysterious Company Behind Kyrgyzstan's Hydro Disaster

Sep 19, 2017 at 12:04 | Eurasianet

It is back to square one for Kyrgyzstan, as the Central Asian state strives to build a giant hydropower plant. Representatives of a little-known entity from the Czech Republic, which…

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…

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…

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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