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  • Small hydroelectric dams not so green, say experts

    The combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one large dam, warn experts, environmental activists and indigenous groups, who face a flood of new projects along the rivers of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Hydraulic energy from small dams 'is interesting because of its low environmental costs, but everything has its ...

  • National chief supports calls for full review of BC hydroelectric dam

    Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed support for First Nations working to raise awareness of the implications of hydro-electric dam development in British Columbia (B.C.), including calls for a full review for the forthcoming environmental assessment of the Site C project on the Peace River. "We strongly support First Nations in upholding their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric dam completion benefits Alaska residents

    The Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Project, located near Juneau Alaska, was begun in 2006 and completed in 2010. Karl Vander, of North Pacific Erectors, was the Project Manager. North Pacific Erectors, a General Contractor for commercial and industrial construction, provided all ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • India cancels hydroelectric project

    India's central government cancelled a dam project on a Ganges River tributary last week, after the leading partner in the ruling coalition intervened because of environmental and religious concerns. The 600MW project is the third on the river scrapped because of environmental and religious pressure. A group of ministers led by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee approved the 600 MW Loharinag Pala ...

  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • Pöyry awarded detailed design services assignment for Alpaslan II dam and hydroelectric power plant, Turkey

    PÖYRY PLC          Press release 28 May 2013 EnerjiSA has awarded Pöyry with the detailed design services assignment for the Alpaslan II Dam and hydroelectric power plant in Turkey. The assignment is for the execution of the detailed design for civil works of the dam body, the powerhouse, the spillways and the civil works for the switch yard. ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Brazil’s dammed rainforest

    The Belo Monte Dam hydroelectric complex, on the Xingu River in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, is due to be completed in 2019. Photographer Daniel Beltrá visited the area. His pictures, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition hosted by the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom, show how the local environment ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA finds 58 safety and health violations at Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant in Boulder City, Nev.

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found 50 alleged serious and eight repeat safety and health violations during a comprehensive investigation at the Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation maintains and operates the power plant. "We are concerned to have found ...

  • Environmental licence for Brazil dam

    Environmental groups say the Belo Monte dam will cause devastation in a large area of the rainforest and threaten the survival of indigenous groups. However, the government has stated that the company awarded the project will have to pay USD800m to protect the environment. The initial approval was a key step before investors could submit bids. The proposal to build a hydro-electric dam on the ...

  • Reservoir Capital Corp.: Brodarevo Hydroelectric Project Update

    Reservoir Capital Corp. ("Reservoir" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: REO)(FRANKFURT: ROC)(BERLIN: ROC) is pleased to provide an update on progress on the Feasibility Studies for its Brodarevo Hydroelectric Projects in southern Serbia. The Company passed an important milestone in its permitting process in February with the completion of a public hearing to review the planning applications for ...


    By Marketwire

  • Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

    For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The Corps announced in a settlement Monday that it will immediately ...


    By Associated Press

  • Judge allows bids for Brazil dam

    A judge ruled bidding can go ahead next week for contracts to build the Belo Monte dam on the River Xingu. It would be the third largest dam in the world. The dam is opposed by indigenous groups and environmentalists. They say thousands of indigenous people will be displaced and a sensitive ecosystem damaged. The government says it is crucial for economic development. In a statement, campaign ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Department report finds major potential to increase clean hydroelectric power

    The US Energy Department has  released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren't currently equipped to produce power. The report estimates that without building a single new dam, these available hydropower resources, if ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reservoir Granted Planning Permission for its Brodarevo Hydroelectric Project in Serbia

    Reservoir Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE: REO)(FRANKFURT: ROC)(BERLIN: ROC) ("Reservoir" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Government of the Republic of Serbia has published its approval of the Spatial Plan for Special Purposes, covering the Company's Brodarevo 1 and 2 hydroelectric projects and related infrastructure on the River Lim in southwest Serbia. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States. Hydropower is the nation's leading source of renewable energy and helps the country avoid over 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, while providing ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department report finds major potential to increase clean hydroelectric power

    As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power. The report estimates that without building a single new dam, these available hydropower ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.” In the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress directed the Department of Energy to provide $3.6 million “for ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • IEA report sets a course for doubling hydroelectricity output by 2050

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of the Federative Republic of Brazil show in a report released today how to double hydroelectricity production by 2050, an achievement that could prevent annual emissions of up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 from fossil-fuel plants. The report, Technology Roadmap: Hydropower< ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Chile Rejects $8 Billion Dam Project in Patagonia

    Chile's government rejected an $8 billion proposal to dam Patagonian rivers to meet the country's growing energy demands, handing a victory to environmentalists who praised Tuesday's ruling as a landmark moment. A ministerial commission rejected the HidroAysen plan, which would have tamed two of the world's wildest rivers and built more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of power lines to ...


    By Associated Press

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