5 hrs ago
Kenya: Hydro Power Project Hits Pastoralists
Wario Galelo, 64, raises livestock downstream from the site of a hydroelectric dam which the Kenyan government plans to construct on the Ewaso Ngiro river in the north of the country. Like many other local residents, he is furious about the dam, which will be located in Oldonyiro in Isiolo County and cost around ten billion Kenyan shillings .
9 hrs ago
Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Tidal Wave Energy into Electricity
Dr. Margot KrasojeviA unveiled designs for a futuristic hydroelectric house that looks like a piece of Atlantis surfacing from the waves. Inspired by the shape of a sea urchin, the Hydroelectric Tidal House harnesses tidal wave and solar energy to generate electricity.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Inter Press Service
A Flood of Energy Projects Clash with Mexican Communities
Trees on the bank of the Blanco river that have been felled to make way for a power plant. Hydroelectric projects are threatening biodiversity and the way of life of communities in the state of Veracruz, in southeast Mexico.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Motley Fool
Why the Safest Form of Power Is Also the Most Feared
What do you think is the safest form of power generation? What do you think is the deadliest? According to a a 2010 study by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and National Academy of Science, coal is the deadliest by far, killing 170,000 people per trillion kilowatt hours, or a tragic 1.964 million people per year, 500,000 of which are in China. To put that in perspective, the WHO estimates that air pollution, the primary reason for coal's high mortality rate, kills 7 million people annually.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Timberjay Newspapers Online
Minnesota Power rededicates Hydroelectric Station
Most people only see the Winton Hydroelectric Station on the Kawishiwi River from below on the Kawishiwi Falls trail or from a boat on Fall or Garden lake.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Stock Market Review
Malaysia stock market and companies daily report
Globaltec Set To Acquire 49% Stake In Perak Hydroelectric Plant - Sources have indicated that Globaltec Formation is set to acquire a 49 percent stake in a hydroelectric power plant project sited at Sungai Perak, Lenggong, for RM2.5 million, marking its maiden foray into the renewable energy segment. - The facility comes with a 21-year renewable energy power purchase agreement approved by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia.
Inundated areas of Bui Dam well documented - " Expert
Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi II, Omanhene of Kukuom Traditional Area, on Tuesday, said inundated areas of the Bui Hydroelectric Dam have been well documented thus making it possible to prevent the payments of fraudulent compensation. He said taking cue from the numerous claims and counter claims that followed the construction of the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam in the 1960s, the government ensured that areas around the Bui Hydroelectric Dam that were likely to be flooded were surveyed with the consent of the land owners identified and well documented.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Brookfield to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant in Brazil
Brookfield Energia Renovavel, a unit of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc., will add to its generating fleet with a 25-megawatt hydroelectric power plant in Brazil's southern Rio Grande do Sul state. The company is in the process of securing environmental permits for the Serra dos Cavalinhos I project, according to a Brookfield Energia official who asked not to be named in line with company policy.
Global Voices Online
Will Kyrgyzstan's Winter be a Blackout Again?
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Kyrgyz Internet users have called it their "Annual Groundhog Day", a seeming time loop consisting of things a person does in the dark chill of a winter electricity shutoff.
The Baltimore Sun
New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
Hydroelectric dam built 85 years ago has trapped sediment and phosphorus behind it, reducing pollution reaching Chesapeake. But major storms scour some out, adding to surges of murky, nutrient-laden water flooding downriver.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon
StartsWithABang writes Hydroelectric dams are one of the best and oldest sources of green, renewable energy, but - as the Three Gorges Dam in China exemplifies - they often cause a host of environmental and ecological problems and challenges. One of the more interesting ones is how to coax fish upstream in the face of these herculean walls that can often span more than 500 feet in height.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Swiftly Implement Hydro Power Projects
Kariba South Extension has been a long time in the planning, the first studies by consultants being made in the early 1980s; but now work has started to add 300MW bringing the station up to 1050MW. The budgeted cost, a watt and now that Zesa's problems of getting customers to pay have been solved, largely through the installation of pre-paid meters, servicing and repaying the loans required for the extension are not going to be difficult.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Prairie du Sac Hydroelectric Dam hits centennial
Denman Kramer never kept a tally of the times he's gone up and down the 24 steps that lead from the parking lot entrance to the main office on the second floor of the dam here. If there was a log book for such measurements, it would include thousands of entries.
Electric Energy Online
Mayor of Burlington and Burlington Electric Department Announce...
Mayor Miro Weinberger and Burlington Electric Department officials announced the completion of the City's purchase of the Winooski One Hydroelectric Facility, the 7.4 megawatt plant located on the Winooski River. At a news conference at the facility, John Warshow, one of Winooski One's former owners, handed over the facility keys to Mayor Weinberger.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Graduate's bright idea boosts buses
Glen Pascoe, 30, a 2006 graduate, was tasked by Williams Hydro Power with fitting the Gyrodrive technology into the buses he used as a student. The engineer first used the BrookesBus service with his fiancee before developing the technology behind the service's new fuel efficient upgrade.
Burlington Electric gets even greener
BED and Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Thursday the purchase of the Winooski One Hydroelectric Facility. The dam and three turbines will produce enough electricity to service over 5,000 Burlington homes.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Supervisors approve vote transparency, debate Klamath dam meeting travel costs
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new system for recording board votes in order to increase public transparency and understanding of county actions.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Just Published: "Snohomish County PUD - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review"
Snohomish County PUD is an electric and water utility company. The company operates its business through three systems such as Electric system, Generation system and Water system.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Farrans (Construction) Limited - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Market Study Published
Farrans Limited is a construction company, based in the UK. The company operates through two divisions namely, Building and Civil Engineering.
The Daily Star
ISIL's soft economic underbelly
THERE is no end to the "hype" around the military successes by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant .