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31.5GW of new hydro capacity in 2016, says IHA briefing
31.5GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2016, a new briefing from the International Hydropower Association suggests, with pumped storage development accelerating.
Hydro operations in China have impacted Mekong, says research
Hydropower projects in China have caused ‘major flow changes’ to the Mekong River over the last six years, a study led by researchers from Aalto University in Finland has suggested.
India looks to reclassify large hydro as renewable
Large hydropower projects could soon be classed as renewable energy in India as the country’s energy ministry is looking to remove a barrier that currently means only projects under...
33GW of new hydro capacity commissioned in 2015, says IHA
A new briefing from the International Hydropower Association has indicated that 33GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2015 worldwide, including 3.2GW of pumped storage.
Welsh hydro scheme plans rejected
RWE Innogy’s plans to build a hydropower project at Betws y Coed in the Conwy Valley, Wales, have been rejected by the Snowdonia National Park Authority.
Hydropower looks set to grow over next three years, IHA survey suggests
Hydropower development is set to grow over the next few years, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the International Hydropower Association.
Hydro turbines help drive global corrosion inhibitors market
The global corrosion inhibitors market is expected to reach US$7.55B by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research. Mexico, China, Brazil and India are predicted to...
Global small hydropower market to reach 146.65GW by 2023
Global small hydropower is projected to reach an installed capacity of 146.65GW by 2023, according to a new report. Market installed capacity stood at 110.77GW in 2014 and is set for...
Hydro could hit 2000GW by 2050, says World Energy Council
The global hydropower market could double its output by 2050, hitting 2000GW capacity, a new report from the World Energy Council states.
39GW of new hydro capacity added in 2014, says IHA
A briefing published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) states that 39GW of new hydropower capacity was placed into operation in 2014, with a further 1.46GW of...
Renewables costs falling, says IRENA report
The costs associated with generating power from renewable energy sources, including hydropower, has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in...
Study suggests large dams are not economically viable
A new study by the University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government and Said Business School has suggested that large dams in a vast majority of cases are not economically...
Hydropower renaissance underway, World Energy Congress told
Hydropower is enjoying a renaissance with large hydro projects seeking to exploit the huge unused potential in Central Africa, Latin America, Russia and Canada, delegates to the...
Hydrokinetic power could provide 3% of annual US power demand, says EPRI
A recent project to map and assess hydrokinetic resources in rivers of the continental US has found that these undeveloped resources could provide 3% of the nation’s annual use...
Global hydropower growth slows, says new report
Although the global consumption and installed capacity of hydropower has increased steadily since 2003, the sector saw slower growth in 2011, according to new research conducted by...