Yesterday in a speech given in Wilmington, Delaware, American former Vice President Joe Biden laid out his plan for a clean energy future should he be elected as U.S. President in November. The plan includes a 2 trillion (with a T!) “accelerated investment” in infrastructure and clean energy in order to create jobs and work...
The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a new prize competition seeking ideas that will lead to sediment removal solutions for water infrastructure. The “Guardians of the Reservoir” challenge seeks ideas to remove or transport sediment building up in reservoirs and replace available space for water storage. There will be up to a total of $550,000...
While most of the world struggles with stabilizing renewables on the grid, a small island in Alaska has it all figured out. Kodiak Island, a place where you’ll find a self-sufficient community encircled by expanse wilderness, is known for its wild bears, its fish processing industry, and — of most interest to those in the energy storage sector —f or its nearly 100 percent clean energy microgrid. Wind, water and energy storage are the elements that have almost completely sunk fossil fuels, enabling the island’s affordable energy rates and miniscule carbon footprint: two achievements many grid operators strive to attain for their own networks.
A report released today by the National Hydropower Association hopes to shed light on the state of the United States' pumped storage sector, with particular emphasis placed on the benefits it can offer and the challenges it faces.
Four key shifts identified by the International Energy Agency in its World Energy Outlook 2017 could have significant impacts around the globe.
Production and investment tax credits for conventional hydropower and marine energy are absent in the massive tax reform bill introduced to the U.S. House Republicans.
Legislation introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday could extend production tax credits for electricity generated by qualifying conventional hydro and marine hydrokinetic projects.
A sweeping energy policy endorsed by Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull earlier this week could position hydropower as a key asset in the federal government's plan to overhaul the country's power sector.
Low levels in the reservoirs used to power Brazil's hydropower plants will create higher rates for consumers this month, federal regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica said.
European utility Alpiq has suspended plans to sell up to 49% of its hydroelectric generating fleet, saying its criteria for "price, contractual conditions and transactional security" had not been met.