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Emission and reduction of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are a controversial topic. Hydropower projects play a significant role in GHG reduction and mitigation.

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Viewpoint: As Good as Gold

03/01/2008 As a “storehouse of value,” gold has long attracted investors. Yet other commodities may be as good as gold.


03/01/2008 Easy-to-access, comprehensive worldwide hydro business news.

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Congressman: Hydro cannot be excluded from global warming debate

02/25/2008 A congressman from the Pacific Northwest is urging that hydropower projects be preserved and encouraged as a tool to help stem global warming.

International hydro group offers greenhouse gas forum

01/22/2008 The International Hydropower Association offers a forum July 15 on greenhouse gas emissions of reservoirs, in conjunction with the HydroVision 2008 conference, July 14-18 in Sacramento.

Carbon Conundrums... And the Truth about Hydropower

01/01/2008 The wrangling over what to do about carbon emissions from fuel burning continues.

Taking Advantage of the Clean Development Mechanism

12/01/2007 Brascan Energética has received about 5.3 million euros (US$7.5 million) for the sale of carbon emission reductions from ten small hydro facilities in Brazil.

Tech Notes

12/01/2007 Important hydro and dam safety technical news and study findings.

New Hydro

12/01/2007 Innovative and emerging water-based power generation news.

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U.K. environment minister boosts role of Scotland hydropower


On a visit to Scotland's 152.5-MW Sloy hydroelectric project, United Kingdom Environment Minister Joan Ruddock said hydropower plays a significant role in renewable energy in Scotland and the entire United Kingdom.

Mexico, Guatemala projects to sell carbon credits

09/01/2007 Owners of the 8-mw Trojes project in Mexico and the 11.7-mw Matanzas project in Guatemala are approved to sell carbon emissions credits, under the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Waterpower XV sees upsurge in hydro


The biennial Waterpower conference convened in July amid signs of growing interest in new hydro around the world.

Nepal micro-hydro program wins carbon emissions deal

07/06/2007 Nepal's Alternative Energy Promotion Center has signed an emissions reduction sale agreement to support development of 15 MW of micro-hydropower projects in rural areas of Nepal.

Viewpoint: The Power of One


A few people stand out: People who influence and inspire us. People who, through the examples of their lives, enable us to reflect on what we can do to make the world a better place.

Russia’s HydroOGK eyes hydro joint ventures

07/01/2007 Russian hydropower utility HydroOGK is talking to a dozen foreign and Russian firms about joint plans to build mid-sized hydropower stations.

Global Issues Affecting Hydro Development: What Does the Future Hold?

05/01/2007 Future hydroelectric development is likely to be affected by three global issues: meeting a growing demand for electricity in developing countries; managing multiple uses of a finite water supply; and advancing the prospects of hydropower as a source of hydrogen.

EU adopts binding renewables targets

05/01/2007 European Union (EU) leaders agreed to a full package of binding measures to slash greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy sources including hydropower.

Viewpoint: Energy Problems, Hydropower Solutions


In January 2007, the second East Asia Summit was held at Cebu in the Philippines.

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