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Carbon certification launched for small hydro plant, DRC
30 January, 2017
Virunga National Park and carbon finance group Aera Group have launched a...
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Lawsuit on Grand Coulee oil pollution settled
Friday, January 20, 2017 Columbia Riverkeeper has announced it has reached a settlement with the US Bureau of Reclamation designed to end toxic oil pollution from Grand Coulee Dam in the Pacific Northwest.

Fish passage project at Lower Yellowstone moves step closer
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 A new 15,500ft long bypass channel is to be built at the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam in Montana, US, under plans selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and...

Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank to develop technical guidelines to improve climate resilience for the hydropower and dams development community.

Bypass channel preferred option for Lower Yellowstone fish passage, US
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has identified the construction of a bypass channel as the best option for fish passage at the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam in Montana, US.

Statkraft becomes first supplier of I-RECs in India
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 European renewable energy generator Statkraft has become the first company to offer renewable power tracked by the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC) Standard in...

Setback for Welsh pumped storage scheme
Monday, June 27, 2016 Plans for a 99.9MW pumped storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near Llanberis, Wales, has hit a setback with news that developer Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has withdrawn a water...

Fish passage system tests a success
Monday, June 27, 2016 A fish passage system has safely transported live fish over a distance of 1100ft with a 100ft rise at a US dam in a project that could pave the way for further systems at...

Monitoring team formed for Philippines hydro project
Monday, April 25, 2016 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) has announced it has formed the Multipartite Monitoring Team (MMT) for the Maris South Canal (MSC) hydroelectric plant as an environmental...

Velcan subsidiary gets environmental permit for Indonesian plant
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Velcan SA’s subsidiary company PT Aceh Hydro Power has been granted an Environmental Permit for its planned 59MW Meureubo 2 hydropower project in Sumatera, Indonesia.

Increasing efficiency could offset climate induced water constraints on hydropower production, says research
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Research into climate change has shown that more frequent droughts and heatwaves could reduce the ability of electricity plants to generate power by the middle of the century, but...

BPA invests in vegetation solution
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has selected the GeoDigital mapping and data analytics solution to boost the cost-effectiveness of the utility's vegetation management...

Historic Paris agreement on climate change
Thursday, December 17, 2015 An historic agreement to combat climate change was agreed by 195 nations in Paris at COP21 on 12 December. The agreement’s main aim is to ensure that global temperature rise is kept...

Experts debate impact of climate change on recent UK floods
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change has spoken out following severe flooding which has occurred across Scotland and parts of Northern England. One of the...

World Bank and European Space Agency collaborate on sustainable goals
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 The World Bank and the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced that they will collaborate in using space-based Earth Observation – data and images provided by satellites – to...

Campaigners urge COP21 to exclude large hydro
Thursday, December 03, 2015 A coalition of more than 300 civil society organisations from 53 countries have called on governments and financiers at the COP 21 Paris climate talks to keep large hydropower...

National Trust and Good Energy in renewed partnership
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust, has announced that it will be continuing its relationship with green electricity supplier Good Energy for a further two years.

Paris pact on water and climate change adaptation announced
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 A coalition of nations, river basin organisations, business and civil society have announced the creation of the international Paris Pact on Water and Climate Change Adaptation to...

Climate change talks under way in Paris
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 A fortnight of talks is underway at COP21, the UN climate change conference in France. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has encouraged country leaders to come up with...

Prince Charles speaks out about the need for global action ahead of COP21
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Prince Charles has spoken exclusively to Sky News TV station in the UK about climate change, ahead of the global climate summit COP21 to be held in Paris next week. He expresses...

Somali to consider rehabilitating Fanoole hydro dam
Friday, November 20, 2015 The Somali Government has submitted its Intended National Determined Contributions (INDC) to the UN this week. INDCs outline climate actions that individual countries intend to...

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