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Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by 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...

Axpo to launch hydrogen initiative at Swiss hydro plant
Monday, April 26, 2021 by Axpo has announced details of a hydrogen production facility at the Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant in Switzerland, the first of several that Axpo said it will commission in...

Reservoir emergency plans updated as legislation changes
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by Ahead of an upcoming ministerial direction in relation to reservoir safety, HR Wallingford is advising Bristol Water on updating its reservoir emergency flood (on-site) plans.

Hydro acquisitions for Downing as it agrees partnership deal
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Downing LLP is purchasing a portfolio of five operational hydropower plants in south Norway from Fossberg Kraft AS/Fossberg Kraft Produksjon AS (Fossberg), with Fossberg set to...

Ocean energy innovation hubs in Scotland and Wales connect
Monday, December 07, 2020 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, EMEC has provided on the ground operational support to the Marine Energy Test Area (META) in Pembrokeshire,...

Milestone for Minesto as it delivers first tidal energy to the Faroese grid
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by Marine energy developer Minesto has delivered electricity to the grid in the Faroe Islands, marking a major milestone for a project involving its DG100 tidal kite system in...

CorPower secures 10-year licence for wave energy project in Portugal
Monday, November 16, 2020 by CorPower Ocean has secured a 10-year licence from Portuguese authorities that will unlock the demonstration phase of the firm’s flagship HiWave-5 wave energy project in the Atlantic Ocean.

Environmental groups call for end to new hydropower development in Europe
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by 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...

EDF commissions Romanche-Gavet hydro plant
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by The 97MW Romanche-Gavet hydroelectric plant has been commissioned by EDF following a ten-year construction period.

£60 million marine energy project in Wales gets government green light
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by A multi-million pound marine energy project in Pembrokshire, Wales, has been given the green light with the UK and Welsh governments approving the project’s business case.

Eco Wave Power in agreement with APDL for wave power development in Portugal
Thursday, April 23, 2020 by Onshore marine energy developer Eco Wave Power has signed an agreement with APDL (A Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo) for the use of an area suitable for...

Queen gets OK for hydro development at Balmoral Estate
Friday, April 03, 2020 by A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, as news reports suggest that planning permission has been given for the...

Hydropower protecting piece of Welsh history
Thursday, November 28, 2019 by A pico turbine is being used by the National Trust for the primary aim of protecting a historic collection in Wales, which includes one of only 24 known copies of the first...

First commercial wave energy project being commissioned in Portugal
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Portugal has taken a step closer to commercial wave energy as an AW-Energy WaveRoller device has been deployed and is being commissioned offshore at Peniche, a seaside municipality in...

La Coche hydro plant inaugurated in France
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by EDF has announced that the La Coche power plant has been inaugurated in Savoie, France, with the facility increasing the total capacity of the La Coche pumped-storage hydro facility by 20%.

Simec Atlantis decommissions 1.2MW SeaGen tidal system
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has successfully decommissioned the SeaGen tidal turbine support structure in Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland, marking the completion of the...

MeyGen export eclipses previous record
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has announced that MeyGen – the world’s largest multi-megawatt tidal stream array – has now exported 17.5GWh of electricity to the national grid,...

EMEC looking to streamline consenting process at Billia Croo
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is applying for site-wide Section 36 consent at its grid connected Billia Croo wave test site off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland.

IFC, North Macedonia to study hydro plant value
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by World Bank Group member IFC is to assess the value of a planned hydropower plant in Macedonia as part of an agreement recently signed with the Government of North Macedonia.

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