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Initiative aims to support sustainable hydropower in the Western Balkans
13 January, 2021
A new initiative has been launched to support authorities, investors and developers to implement international good practices in hydropower development in the Western Balkans.
Ashok Khosla named as chair of the hydropower sustainability council
11 January, 2021
Sustainability pioneer Dr Ashok Khosla has been appointed as independent chair of the global council that governs sustainability guidance for hydropower, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.
Coalition urges governments to step up green recovery
09 December, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is uniting with over 100 leading renewable energy players – as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action – to urge governments to scale-up climate action.
First report published by XFLEX HYDRO initiative
30 November, 2020
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 – today publishes its first major report.
International forum for pumped storage to be launched this week
02 November, 2020
A Global forum will be launched this week to develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on the technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the ‘world’s water batteries’.
New publication offers guidance on responsible resettlement
02 November, 2020
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 resettlement programme.
Environmental groups call for end to new hydropower development in Europe
27 October, 2020
Over 150 environmental groups have joined forces and launched a manifesto calling for the end of new hydropower development in Europe, but the International Hydropower Association (IHA), the trade association which aims to advance sustainable hydropower, says that an outright moratorium on hydropower in Europe would be inappropriate and stop many important projects going ahead, which are urgently required to ensure the success of the clean energy transition.
US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
19 October, 2020
A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups and the US hydropower sector which recognises the need to tackle climate change with renewable energy while also preserving healthy rivers.
IHA announces launch of training academy for sustainable hydropower
15 October, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new training academy for hydropower specialists designed to expand and improve knowledge in hydropower sustainability.
World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
13 October, 2020
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 the Covid-19 crisis, the World Energy Outlook 2020 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests.
Hydropower is a significant renewables employer, says report
02 October, 2020
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 largest renewables employer.
Collaborative Framework on Hydropower advances discussions
29 September, 2020
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 than 100 attendees from 49 Members and States in Accession, the virtual meeting session was moderated by H.E. Mr. Jean-Christophe Fueeg, Head of International Energy Affairs at the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of Switzerland.
More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
22 September, 2020
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
01 September, 2020
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.
Calls for more better financing and regulation for hydro modernisation in South American
29 July, 2020
More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage the modernisation of hydropower projects in South America, a blog published by the International Hydropower Association suggests.
MEP’s back report on pumped storage
16 July, 2020
Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a report that encourages European governments to scale-up their pumped storage capacity.
World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb
07 July, 2020
The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan.
Applications open for women in hydropower mentoring scheme
29 June, 2020
A mentoring scheme for women in hydropower is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 year.
IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
24 June, 2020
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 on hydropower modernisation.
Hydropower CEOs say sustainable hydro can help Covid-19 recovery efforts
18 June, 2020
Hydropower needs to be included in economic stimulus packages for renewables to help aid Covid-19 recovery efforts, hydropower CEO’s said in a meeting with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Hydropower Association (IHA).