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Just How Green is Hydroelectric Power?

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…

Argentina: Hydropower Plans and EU Bio-Diesel Duties

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:…

Belgian Minister Inaugurates Power Plant in Eastern DRC

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…

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

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,…

Supply Policies Prevent Hydropower from Fulfilling its Potential

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…

Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam, Bad Idea?

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…

Russian Concerns over Central Asia Threaten Kyrgyzstan Hydroelectric Plant

Russian Concerns over Central Asia Threaten Kyrgyzstan Hydroelectric Plant

Apr 30, 2013 at 16:52 | Eurasianet

Last autumn, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev tried to clarify the Kremlin’s energy ambitions in Central Asia: Putin promised massive Russian investment in the…

Iran Abandons Chinese Help, to Build World’s Highest Hydroelectric Plant Alone

Iran Abandons Chinese Help, to Build World’s Highest Hydroelectric Plant Alone

Apr 01, 2013 at 17:58 | John Daly

Iran, pummeled by years of international sanctions, has had two energy goals.First, to preserve its dwindling international hydrocarbon market share, increasingly battered by years of U.S. and UN…

Burma, Emerging from International Isolation, Pursues Major Hydroelectric Plans

Burma, Emerging from International Isolation, Pursues Major Hydroelectric Plans

Mar 22, 2013 at 20:01 | John Daly

What a difference two years makes.Since Burma’s junta in March 2011 allowed a nominally civilian government led by President Thein Sein, who had previously served as a general…

Encouraging Solar Energy to Stand on its Own two Feet

Encouraging Solar Energy to Stand on its Own two Feet

Oct 17, 2012 at 17:42 | Gary Hunt

The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favours has done little to improve the…


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