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  • Surge in UK hydropower schemes

    The number of small-scale hydropower schemes to generate energy from rivers in England and Wales has surged in the last decade, according to figures from the Environment Agency. The number of new licences issued by the Government agency for hydropower schemes has increased by a factor of six since 2000. Thirty-one new licences for ...

  • Small hydropower deserves more support

    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 criticised for their environmental impact. But although large-scale plants have impacts, small hydro systems have no need for large dams, roads and other major infrastructure. In fact, most such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hydropower opportunities and challenges

    CIWEM and the EA will be examining the challenges in the planning and delivery of hydropower schemes at their joint conference Hydropower - Opportunities, Challenges and Sharing Best Practice on 23rd June 2010 in London. The Environment Agency estimates that 1.5% of the UK's electricity needs could be generated through hydropower schemes.  Every potential hydropower site is different as ...

  • Entec identifies potential hydropower hotspots

    Entec, on behalf of the Environment Agency, has completed a report to identify where hydropower could be deployed in England and Wales to help tap into the unused power potential of British rivers.This is the first stage of a project that will ultimately allow the Environment Agency to develop a more strategic approach to the deployment of small-scale hydropower in England and Wales that ...


  • ReportsnReports - The Future of Small, Medium and Large Hydropower Technologies: Technology developments, key costs and the future outlook

    The Future of Small, Medium and Large Hydropower Technologies: Technology developments, key costs and the future outlook  Hydropower is one of the earliest sources of power exploited by man with water wheels of various sorts being built for at least two thousand years to ...


  • Small Hydropower Market Reaches 13.34 Billion Dollars in 2011 According to New Visiongain Report

      http://www.visiongain.com/Report/730/The-Small-Hydropower-Market-2011-2021 The Small Hydropower Market 2011-2021 is ...


    By Visiongain Ltd

  • Greg Barker confirms way forward for small scale renewable electricity under government scheme

    Businesses will still be able to get support for small scale renewable technologies under the Government’s Renewables Obligation (RO), Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed today. Government had suggested looking at excluding new small scale solar, anaerobic digestion, onshore wind and hydro power installations of between 50kW and 5MW from the RO from 1 April 2013 as part ...

  • 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

  • Renewable Energy Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Amended Renewable Energy Targets Attract Increased Investment in Both Large and Small Scale Projects

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Renewable ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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 ...


  • The world`s first ‘Hydro-economy`?

    As the European Union prepares to produce 20% of its energy from renewables by 2020, Scotland's first minister has said the principal energy goal of Scotland should be to generate 100% of its electricity with clean alternatives by 2025. The untapped hydropower potential is to be the focus of its transition to a stronger, cleaner economy. "This is a pivotal turning point in human history, on a par ...

  • Alstom reinforces global footprint with two new hydro contracts

    Alstom has signed two new hydro contracts in Portugal and Panama, reconfirming its position as the world leader in hydroelectricity. The company has over a century of acquired know-how and today supplies approximately 25% of global hydropower from an installed base of over 400 GW of turbines and generators all over the world. Alstom Hydro contract helps Portugal increase its share in renewable ...


  • Alstom will equip three new Turkish hydro power plants boosting Turkey’s power generation by 1,200 GWh per year

    Alstom Hydro* has signed a contract with Enerjisa Enerji Uretim AS to supply equipment to three new hydropower plants being constructed on the Seyhan and Goksu rivers in Adana province, southern Turkey. Turkish energy generation company Enerjisa Enerji Üretim A. Ş. is owned by Verbund/Austria and Sabancı Group/Turkey, aiming to reach an installed capacity of 5000 MW and to handle 10% ...


  • National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awards research grants

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has awarded grants totaling $15,895 for two research projects, one exploring emerging contaminants and the other groundwater/stream water interactions. “Aquifer Storage and Recovery of Recycled Water: Identifying Emerging Contaminants in Source Water and Examining Their Fate and Transport” addresses a key priority ...

  • England team fights climate change en route to the world cup

    No hot air as Capello and his squad offset their flights using government approved scheme The England football team’s flights to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup 2010 (TM), as well as to the training ground in Austria, are being offset through the UK Government’s Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) for carbon offsetting. The offsets come from a Clean Development ...

  • Uganda to become Clean Development Mechanism Hub

    Uganda is set to become a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Hub over the next three years, with financial assistance from Belgium. The Belgian Development Agency is investing US$2.6 million in the scheme, which will be overseen by the designated national authority — the Climate Change Unit (CCU) at the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment. Private companies can register to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EuroCharity`s portals become CO2 neutral

    As part of its values, EuroCharity is dedicated to become a 100% climate neutral and zero-waste company. This vision refers to both its operations (e.g., office, logistics, staff movements) and its products/services (e.g., Web portals, exhibitions, events, EuroCharity Yearbooks). In view of this commitment, EuroCharity has recently (in October 2011) neutralised its two popular portals at ...

  • Has Nova Scotia pulled the plug on renewable energy?

    The Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the country’s Atlantic seaboard, has ended a programme which gave citizens an incentive to produce renewable energy. The decision, which will initially mean lower prices for energy users, is at odds with widespread warnings that renewable energy must rapidly replace fossil fuels. One Nova ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 2013 European Renewable Energy Industry Policy Handbook Report

    The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their ...

  • Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Renewable Energy Markets

    This research service covers the current state and future potential of the renewable energy markets in Australia and New Zealand. It provides an in-depth analysis of the drivers and restraints and their impacts during the forecast period. The technology types covered in this study include wind power, solar photovoltaic power, biomass power, small hydropower and geothermal power. Policies and ...


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