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    Small Hydro

    03/01/2008

    Update

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

    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.

    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.

    Tech Notes

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

    Small Hydro

    12/01/2007

    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.

    New Hydro

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

    Small Hydro

    11/01/2007

    U.K. environment minister boosts role of Scotland hydropower

    10/23/2007

    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.

    Waterpower XV sees upsurge in hydro

    09/01/2007

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

    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).

    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

    07/01/2007

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Viewpoint: Energy Problems, Hydropower Solutions

    03/01/2007

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


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