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EMEC starts independent assessment for Verdant Power’s tidal project
18 December, 2020
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started an independent...
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Coalition urges governments to step up green recovery
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is uniting with over 100 leading renewable energy players – as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition...

First report published by XFLEX HYDRO initiative
Monday, November 30, 2020 by XLFEX HYDRO – a major EU-funded energy innovation initiative to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system –...

New publication offers guidance on responsible resettlement
Monday, November 02, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new how-to guide to support project developers to identify, manage and avoid risks associated with delivering a...

EU project studies environmental impact of hydroelectric power plants
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Researchers have developed new assessment methods and technologies such as a fish population hazard index, fish migration simulations and an open-access decision support tool for...

World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy and climate goals are reached, will depend on how governments respond to today’s challenges, the biggest being...

Results released from study into hydropower plants and their effect on fish
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by An extensive study by a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has found modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones....

Hydropower is a significant renewables employer, says report
Friday, October 02, 2020 by Almost two million people are working in the hydropower industry globally, a new jobs report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found, making it the third...

Huge potential in hydro-solar hybrids, says new research
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Combining hydropower plants with floating solar panels could produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, with almost 380,000...

Collaborative Framework on Hydropower advances discussions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has held its second meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, advancing the initial discussion from June 2020. With more...

More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has urged companies in Nepal to take action to boost women’s contribution in the hydropower sector.

New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia that could contribute to the region’s clean energy goals if they were significantly upgraded.

New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams.

Hydropower Europe launches 2nd wider stakeholder consultation
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Hydropower Europe has launched its second online consultation, seeking feedback from a wide range of hydropower stakeholders on the proposed research and innovation actions listed...

Competition launched to find innovative sediment removal solutions
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by A new prize competition has been launched by the US Bureau of Reclamation to find innovative sediment removal solutions for critical water infrastructure.

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 4
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 4) has been published.

IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The new Sustainable Recovery Plan released by the International Energy Agency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis being felt across the world has a strong focus...

XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 by Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set up by teams working for XFLEX HYDRO – a project set up to show how more flexible hydro assets can help...

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
Monday, June 01, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports – the 2020 Hydropower Status Report and a Covid-19 policy paper – with both concluding that the...

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure...

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