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  • Small Hydro could add up to Big Damage

    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 that generate from less than 5 kilowatts up to 10 megawatts of energy. Hydropower appears to be the cleanest and most versatile of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Alstom Hydro strengthens its leadership of Brazil’s hydropower industry

    Alstom Hydro, Brazilian industry leader with a 35% share in the country’s hydropower market, has won a contract of over €300 million to supply part of the equipment for the Jirau hydropower plant, including Bulb turbines and generators. Located 135 km from the city of Porto Velho in northern Brazil, the Jirau hydropower plant will generate up to 3,300 MW and will start in operation in 2012. ...


  • World Clean Energy Investment Heads for Second Successive Annual Fall

    Global investment in clean energy was $45.9bn in the third quarter of 2013, down 14% on the second quarter of this year and 20% below the number for Q3 2012, according to the latest data on deals and projects compiled by research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The latest figure makes it almost certain that investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies such as smart grid, ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • BC Hydro has success with VSG ‘the green grease veggie oil based and readily biodegradable

    Application: Clowhom GS is in BC's lower mainland and is a 40 MW station on the Clowhom River. This river feeds into the Salmon Inlet and hence the Pacific Ocean. Clowhom GS is used as a peaking station and the head in Clowhom Lake ranges from 144 to 210 ft. They wanted to use a more environmentally friendly grease and chose VSG. This was in 1996 and BC personnel report that VSG ‘The Green ...

  • Hydro Green Energy Selected to Receive $1.8 Million From U.S. Department of Energy for Technology Advancement

    Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE), a renewable energy company with proprietary hydropower technology, today announced that it has been selected to receive $1.8 million in Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for advanced research, development and deployment of its low-head hydropower turbine and modular hydropower system. HGE was the recipient of two DOE grant awards through a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Alstom Hydro to equip Santo Antonio plant in Brazil to support the country’s power generation needs

    Alstom Hydro has been awarded a major contract, valued approximately 500 million euros, for the supply of electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical equipment for the Santo Antonio hydropower plant in Brazil. The contract was signed with Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, the EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) consortium leader of the the Santo Antonio plant. The plant is scheduled to start ...


  • Speech by the Secretary of State at the Low Carbon Investment Conference 2012

    Introduction When I think of the many visits I’ve made to Scotland in the course of my career, I think first of people I’ve worked closely with. Michael Moore, Malcolm Bruce, Charles Kennedy, Ming Campbell, Danny Alexander, Alistair Carmichael. But as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, I have even more compelling reasons to be here. With its ...

  • Global transition to low-carbon energy sources would be unlike any other, IHS/World Economic forum study says

    A global shift toward low-carbon energy sources would be unlike any other in history and would create new challenges, as the world attempts to actively influence a major energy transition for the first time, according to a new study by IHS and the World Economic Forum. The findings of the study were presented today at IHS CERAWeek 2013, the world’s premier energy conference, in Houston. ...


    By IHS

  • ANDRITZ receives order for extension of La Coche pumped storage power station, France

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Electricité de France (EDF) to supply a turbine generator unit with an output of 240 megawatts for the extension of the La Coche pumped storage power station, France. Start-up is scheduled for 2019. The order value amounts to approximately 25 million euros. The new Pelton turbine from ANDRITZ ...

  • ABB wins US$31-million power order in Switzerland

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth US$31 million from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG (KLL) to supply two turnkey substations and auxiliary power equipment for a hydro storage power plant facility at the Tierfehd hydro power plant in Switzerland. Booked in the second quarter of 2008, the order is part of KLL’s refurbishment and expansion plans for its ...


    By ABB

  • We`re Pumped to See You at the NWFPA!

    Cornell Pump is excited to be exhibiting at the Northwest Food Processors Association, and invite you to stop by Booth 937! We'll have our hydro transport food pumps, innovative trash/self-priming pumps, and reliable refrigeration pumps on display in our booth. We look forward to you stopping by and seeing our all new Arctic King line of refrigeration pumps. This robust hermetic line operates ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Support Next-Generation Advanced Hydropower Manufacturing

    The Energy Department today announced $4.4 million to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of next-generation hydropower technologies. Significant advancements in manufacturing over the past decade, such as the use of advanced materials, computer-aided design, and additive manufacturing technologies, have the potential to boost the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Wells Fargo Tops Green Power Buyers List

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - For the first time, a corporation heads U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's national Top 25 list of green power purchasers. The banking and financial services company Wells Fargo reached the top spot, purchasing 550 million kilowatt hours annually. Organizations that purchase electricity generated from clean, renewable resources such as solar, wind, ...

  • Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

    Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • UN Climate Summit 2014, New York

    The United Nations (UN) General Secretary, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon invited the head of states of the countries of the world to a climate summit in New York on 23rd September 2014. This is an exceptional initiative in the long history of the UN where 120 heads of state will participate at the biggest gathering of world leaders. The purpose of this summit is not to settle a military conflict but to ...

  • MHI to Jointly Develop and Test All-electric Transit Bus with Manitoba Government, Two Local Companies and College in Canada

    Tokyo, Apr 27, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - On April 26 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), the government of Canada's Manitoba Province, two local companies and a Canadian college announced that the parties will jointly develop and test an all-electric transit bus to feature advanced battery and charging technologies. This project is the first development to come out of the memorandum of ...

  • Investors seek security to help developing countries in Asia go green

    In advance of next week’s WIREC global summit on clean energy in Washington, DC over two dozen Australian experts from the renewable energy industry met in Melbourne to debate the issues for clean energy investment in emerging Asian and Pacific economies. Asia was one of three regions targeted by WIREC to conduct stakeholder consultations in preparation for the summit. The Asian consultation was ...

  • ABB wins $30 million solar power plant order in Spain

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $30 million order from GA Solar, part of the Gestamp Corporation, to deliver a 13 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant in northern Spain. Once connected to the grid, the plant will supply up to 22.6 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electric power a year, avoiding the generation of over 11,500 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the ...


    By ABB

  • Dyhroff Ltd celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Dyrhoff Ltd is celebrating its tenth year of successful operation at its current base in Folkestone, Kent. Recognised globally as one of the leaders in the rubber dam and pneumatic gate field, Dyrhoff Ltd has in that time designed, supplied and supervised the installation of 94 rubber dams and spillway gates, on 57 sites around the world. The company’s installations can be found in 25 ...


    By Dyrhoff UK Ltd

  • Hydropower illuminates a piece of history

    Hydropower is making its return to one of the UK’s grand houses, which almost 140 years ago pioneered the use of water to provide electricity. A modern version of an ancient device, the Archimedes screw, has been installed at the Cragside mansion, in north-east England, to harness the power of a stream in the grounds and provide lighting for the house − which in 1878 became the first ...


    By Climate News Network

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