Water

Hydropower Growth on Track for Big Slowdown

The growth of hydropower plants worldwide is set to slow significantly this decade, putting at risk the ambitions of countries across the globe to reach net-zero emissions while ensuring reliable energy supplies, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new report. Global hydropower capacity is expected to increase by …

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China Turns on World’s First Giant Hydropower Turbines

Two of the world’s first one-gigawatt turbines started full power generation on Monday at the giant hydropower station in southwestern China. According to state broadcaster CCTV, Baihetan started generating electricity on Monday, after a three-day trial operation. When completed, it will house 16 China-developed generators, providing a total capacity of …

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Friendly Bacteria Treats Wastewater with Less Energy

Bacteria that eat nitrogen and organic matter are part of processes that can be developed for treating wastewater with less energy and emissions. More than half of the energy required for wastewater treatment is used to supply oxygen to the biological reactor. The bacteria need oxygen to function. However, treatment …

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IRENA and IHA Forge Partnership to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

In recognition of their shared objectives to increase the uptake of renewable energy, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have today signed a formal partnership agreement. Hydropower is the world’s largest source of renewable energy, contributing over half of global renewable energy installed capacity, …

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China Planning Hydropower on Key Tibet River

China plans to exploit the hydropower resources of a Tibetan section of a river that is a key source of water to Bangladesh and India, the Global Times reported. China’s next five-year plan calls for developing hydropower on the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Mr Yan Zhiyong, chairman of Power Construction Corp …

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Iranian Firms to Build Dam, Water Transmission Lines in Syria

Under a Memorandum of Understanding inked between Iran and Syria, Iranian companies will construct dam and water transmission lines in Syria. Iranian Deputy Ministry of Energy for Water and Wastewater Affairs and Syria’s Deputy Ministry of Water Resources emphasized the need for implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Iran …

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