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AfDB to advise on 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project
25 May, 2022
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide advisory services for the development of the $4.5 billion 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project in Mozambique.
Looking to FutureDAMS
16 February, 2022
New pragmatic tools have been developed for rethinking how river basins and power grids interact to jointly create societal benefits
Gaining greater insight
08 February, 2022
Industry-wide reports and conferences highlight the need to learn from climate change, dam failure and promoting diversity.
A sustained effort
01 February, 2022
Ageing infrastructure and climate-related impacts are further encouraging an industry-wide focus on sustainability.
Consortium granted leverage-funding for grid-scale energy storage concept
14 January, 2022
An international consortium led by Swedish grid-scale energy storage company Mine Storage has been granted funding to finalize the blueprint for what could be the world’s first underground mine storage facility.
No time to waste
17 December, 2021
With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being described as a reality check, world leaders are being urged to face up to, and act now, on our changing climate. As part of its commitments, the hydropower industry has issued a new manifesto for change which outlines how sustainable hydropower investments can help achieve net zero emissions and limit climate change.
Technology to InSPIRE
22 November, 2021
Wave energy company Bombora is working in partnership with TechnipFMC to develop a floating wave and wind powered project. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
IEA launches hydropower trading roadmap for Tajikistan
16 November, 2021
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a new roadmap that examines ways Tajikistan could maximise the potential value of its surplus hydropower through cross-border trading, helping to advance renewable energy throughout central Asia.
Support for certification
11 November, 2021
Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower
Is maintaining pumped storage assets enough?
15 October, 2021
Given the critical role pumped hydro storage plays in being a clean, low-cost and renewable energy storage system, is simply maintaining key hydropower equipment enough? Or, should a more rigorous approach be undertaken to intrinsically ‘improve’ the efficiency at pumped storage hydropower plants for the long term, asks Chloe Hirst of Belzona
New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
10 September, 2021
A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has found there will be an over 300GW shortfall in the amount of hydropower needed to limit dangerous global warming.
Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
08 September, 2021
A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations declaring their support.
Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
07 September, 2021
The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was the subject of discussion on the opening day of the World Hydropower Congress, with both Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Blair agreeing that the potential absence of sufficient hydropower capacity is the “ignored crisis within the climate crisis”.
Going global: the 2021 World Hydropower Congress
06 September, 2021
The stage is set for the world’s premier hydropower event, which is now accessible to all
Loan agreed for dam safety project in India
18 August, 2021
The Government of India, the Central Water Commission, government representatives from 10 participating states and the World Bank have signed a $250 million project to support the Government of India’s long-term dam safety program and improve the safety and performance of existing dams across various states of India.
Funds approved for new hydro in Côte d’Ivoire
02 August, 2021
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has agreed to lend €25 million to Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) to help build a 44MW hydroelectric plant on the Bandama River near the village of Singrobo in Côte d’Ivoire.
Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
30 June, 2021
Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the next few years, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, meaning countries are at risk of not meeting net-zero emissions targets. To help combat this, a sweeping policy and investment push are needed to allow hydropower to support a faster expansion of solar and wind.
New era for green investment
23 June, 2021
The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products across all markets.
IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
11 June, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the release of its 2021 Hydropower Status Report, with this year’s report underscoring need for rapid growth to achieve net zero.