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  • The diverse benefits of hydropower

    With recent floods making headlines in Austria and Germany over the last few weeks, protection against flooding has become a widely discussed issue. Though they are rarely given a second glance, hydropower dams are a first line of defence against flood damage. The RENEXPO HYDRO as part of the RENEXPO Austria taking place in the Messezentrum Salzburg from November 28 - 30, 2013 will showcase a ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • ReportsnReports - Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in Canada, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power

    Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in Canada, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles  Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in Canada, Market Outlook to ...


  • RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe‘s largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

    Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role in Europe’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Harnessing the World`s Vast Untapped Hydropower Potential

    Bourne’s new hydropower technology promises to open up vast hydropower potential creating a new age of hydropower that can help move the world toward sustainability. Today, hydropower is the world’s major renewable energy, producing 24% of global electricity. It is also our least expensive energy having an average cost of 2-5 cents/kWh. But only 4% of the world’s gross hydropower potential has ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • AES Tietê selects Emerson’s Ovation control and SCADA technology for multiple hydropower facilities in Brazil

    Emerson Process Management has been awarded contracts totaling nearly US$9 million to modernize the controls of multiple hydropower plants and a dispatch center for AES Tietê in Brazil. Adopting Emerson’s Ovation control and SCADA technology as a common automation platform for these facilities will help the power producer boost unit reliability, flexibility and efficiency. AES ...


    By Emerson Process Management

  • Obama Administration announces up to US$32m initiative to expand hydropower

    US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week announced up to $32 million in Recovery Act funding to modernize the existing hydropower infrastructure in the U.S., increase efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. The announcement is designed to support the deployment of turbines and control technologies to increase power generation and environmental stewardship at existing ...

  • 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

  • Energy Department Announces New Grant Topics to Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

    The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies. This year, EERE's areas of interest range from energy-saving buildings and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Remote-control boat speeds reservoir surveys

    As the regulatory requirement to assess reservoirs and lakes expands to include smaller bodies of water, HR Wallingford has developed a remote control boat which is able to collect hydrometric data quickly, simply, safely and accurately. The ARC-Boat employs a sophisticated SonTek (a Xylem company) M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) which is a 5-beam depth sounding device that scans the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • 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

  • The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and RWE Innogy officially inaugurated pilot plant for fish protection

    North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, and Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, today officially inaugurated the fish protection pilot plant at the hydropower station of Unkelmühle. The power plant on the Sieg river has been converted into a pilot plant for fish protection as from 2011 to allow upstream and downstream fish migration at this point of the Sieg ...


    By RWE AG

  • Hydro the most likely clean energy to develop worldwide, says Bourne Energy

    The world's energy appetite is growing fast, and energy production capacity is being rapidly devoured. A fundamental shift in global demand has begun accompanied by a slow supply response, given the long lead-time required to rebuild surplus fossil fuel capacity. While the major renewables, solar and wind power, are growing at double digits they still make up less than 1% of the country’s total ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • Experts question Madagascar`s bid to tap wind energy

    Madagascar is aiming to plug its energy gap and reduce its carbon emissions by encouraging a major investment in large-scale wind-turbines, the country's interim president, Andry Rajoelina, has announced. "An additional 50 megawatts [from wind power] could be available by the end of the year," he said ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 2012 Deep Research Report on China Distributed Energy Resources Industry

    This is a professional and in-depth research report on China Distributed Energy Resources (DER) industry. This report firstly introduces Distributed Energy Resources definition, classification, industry chain and other related information. It covers global and China DER development status and economy analysis, and DER market status and development future,and also lists key regions and their DER ...


  • Renewable energy continued growth in 2010 despite recession

    The newly released REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report shows that the renewable energy sector continues to perform well despite continuing economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural gas prices. Authored by Worldwatch Institute Senior Fellow Janet Sawin in collaboration with a global network of research partners, the report shows that in 2010, renewable energy supplied an estimated ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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

  • Climate change impact report

    The US Department of the Interior has released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control and fish and wildlife in the western US. The report to Congress represents the first consistent and coordinated assessment of risks to future water supplies across eight major reclamation river basins. “Water is the ...

  • District heating and coolingwill drive the sustainable development of cities

    Congress Registration Early Bird Fees - till 7 February Responding to the current climate and economic challenges, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host again the annual Exhibition and Forum for South-East Europe which will be held from 5th to ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Bourne Energy develops military version of its BackPack power plant

    Bourne has completed a new version of its Backpack Power Plant (BPP-1) hydrokinetic system, a zero-fuel continuous 24/7/365 power generator that is ultra-portable. The original 30-pound, 500W BPP-1 has garnered considerable interest for applications ranging from rural electrification to powering remote farms, ranches as well as for emergency power. Bourne’s militarized version has been entirely ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • As a land thaws, so do Greenland`s aspirations for independence

    (AXcess News) NUUK, Greenland - Judging by flags alone, you'd never guess that Nuuk is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. All around this humble capital - population 15,000 - one sees the fluttering Greenlandic flag. The Danish one, by contrast, is rarely seen at all. But if some in this largely autonomous Danish territory have their way, it will one day fly in front of a future Danish embassy ...


    By Axcess News

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