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Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September, 2021
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.
Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September, 2021
The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to collaborate to achieve net zero, with the newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) today setting out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can contribute to tackling climate change.
SEFA grant will help modernise Africa’s hydro fleet
17 September, 2021
Africa’s aging hydropower fleet is set to benefit from a $1 million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).
Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
16 September, 2021
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.
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.
No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
06 September, 2021
Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in Protected Area has been announced today by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), accompanied with an historic no-go commitment on any future development in UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites.
IHA announces election results
27 August, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that 18 leaders from across the hydropower sector have been elected to its Board, with the new Board set to begin its two-year mandate on 21 October 2021 to help shape and guide IHA’s work at a crucial time in the clean energy transition.
Online hub showcases hydropower innovations
20 August, 2021
The International Hydropower Association has announced the launch of a new online hub that showcases the latest hydropower innovations from around the world.
Smart hydropower tech demand to grow rapidly, says industry survey
13 August, 2021
Demand is set to soar for innovative new hydropower technologies which provide flexibility and resilience for electricity grids, according to a new industry survey.
Sarawak Energy expands in in-house HSAP and HESG assessors
09 August, 2021
Sarawak Energy has reinforced its commitment towards sustainable hydropower development and management by expanding its pool of internationally trained in-house Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP)/Hydropower Environmental, Social and Governance (HESG) assessors accredited by International Hydropower Association (IHA).
World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
22 July, 2021
The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in partnership with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), has launched a survey which focuses on the role of women in all parts of the hydropower sector.
Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
16 July, 2021
A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world independently rated and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is now open for public comment
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.
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.
New research highlights hydropower’s role in supporting green hydrogen
25 May, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research and policy paper which outlines how hydropower could be pivotal in supporting growth in green hydrogen.
Refurbishment of existing hydropower a key topic at IRENA meeting
05 May, 2021
Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and private sector representatives are set to join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe following the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, organised by IRENA.
Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
04 May, 2021
The European Commission has made changes to proposed investment criteria for hydropower as part of a new regulatory regime for sustainable finance, with the move welcomed by industry body the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
22 April, 2021
To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river system biodiversity while generating renewable energy, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new How-to Guide on Hydropower Biodiversity and Invasive Species.
Nominations open for election to IHA Board
06 April, 2021
Hydropower leaders from all backgrounds and regions of the world have been encouraged to stand for election to the Board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).