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Alternative Energy / Hydroelectric

Ethiopia's Hydroelectric Program - Boon or Folly?

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…

Tajikistan - The Future is Hydroelectricity - or Perhaps Not

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…

Small Hydropower’s Negative Impact on The Environment

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…

Hydroelectricity in Tajikistan: A glimpse at the Present and Future

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…

Iran Sending Equipment to Tajikistan for Controversial Hydropower Plant

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…

The Incredible potential of Small Scale Hydropower

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…

China’s Hydroelectric Sector Crippled by Severe Drought

China’s Hydroelectric Sector Crippled by Severe Drought

May 12, 2010 at 12:38 | Michael Economides

The unexpected things often determine the results of energy experiments or expectations. It is also axiomatic that nothing is ever perfect in this business. For proof of those two thoughts,…

The Hydropower Solution in Central Asia: yes but...

The Hydropower Solution in Central Asia: yes but...

Mar 29, 2010 at 14:59 | Philip H. de Leon

Surfing the wave of the hype for renewable energy such as hydropower and the invitation by the United States to many regional countries to get involved in the efforts to…

Hydroelectric Energy Explained

Hydroelectric Energy Explained

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

What is hydroelectric energy Hydroelectricity is basically electricity generated from the kinetic energy in moving water. It’s important to understand that the water doesn’t need to be falling, just…


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