Warm, wet weather leads to excess hydropower

(www.krbd.org) The organization that sells hydro-electric power to Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg finds itself in an unusual situation this year – plenty of electricity to sell and a decreasing demand from customers in the three…

Micro-hydropower: Going with the flow

(wallowa.com) Increasing numbers of Wallowa County landowners are looking in to the potential of micro-hydropower. “There is a lot of water coming out of the mountains; being able to harvest that energy in a low-impact…

Hydropower is good for ecology and economy

(shanghaidaily.com) Sitting on a tributary of China’s Yangtze River, Gangkouwan hydropower station does more than generate electricity. The facility’s reservoir protects 36,600 hectares of farmland, towns, villages and roads from major floods. Water flow is…

Australian PM Bans Solar And Wind Power Investment

The Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, seems to be hell-bent on a mission to undo the country’s past carbon emission-reduction efforts. Last Sunday, the federal government announced that not only will it ban the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)…