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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...
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Results released from study into hydropower plants and their effect on fish
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by An extensive study by a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has found modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones....

Hydropower is a significant renewables employer, says report
Friday, October 02, 2020 by 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...

Huge potential in hydro-solar hybrids, says new research
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Combining hydropower plants with floating solar panels could produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, with almost 380,000...

Collaborative Framework on Hydropower advances discussions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by 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...

More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by 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.

New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams.

Hydropower Europe launches 2nd wider stakeholder consultation
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Hydropower Europe has launched its second online consultation, seeking feedback from a wide range of hydropower stakeholders on the proposed research and innovation actions listed...

Competition launched to find innovative sediment removal solutions
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by A new prize competition has been launched by the US Bureau of Reclamation to find innovative sediment removal solutions for critical water infrastructure.

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 4
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 4) has been published.

IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by 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...

XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 by Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set up by teams working for XFLEX HYDRO – a project set up to show how more flexible hydro assets can help...

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
Monday, June 01, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports – the 2020 Hydropower Status Report and a Covid-19 policy paper – with both concluding that the...

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure...

Mott MacDonald launches design and construction VR tool
Friday, May 15, 2020 by Mott MacDonald has launched a new virtual reality (VR) and desktop product developed to help users rehearse their construction and operational processes ahead of time, to unlock...

Covid-19 delivers historic shock to energy world says IEA report
Friday, May 01, 2020 by Global energy demand will plunge this year, with the Covid-19 pandemic representing the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, a new report released by...

Help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by If you’re in isolation with a bit of spare time on your hands, maybe consider helping Rainfall Rescue digitise historical rainfall records in the UK, so that climate scientists can...

ORNL Researchers create model fish for hydropower testing
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are combining their expertise in environmental science, physics, sensors and additive manufacturing...

Draft federal report suggests Snake River dams should stay
Monday, March 02, 2020 by Federal agencies released the Columbia River System Operations draft environmental impact statement and preferred alternative on Friday, with the report rejecting the idea of...

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