Environmental

Citing the inexcusable environmental harm caused by irresponsible management of Electron Dam, Pierce County, Washington, Executive Bruce Dammeier has issued a letter imposing a series of mitigation steps the owners must take. Working with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Dammeier’s goal is to remove the 12-foot-tall wooden dam from the Puyallup River. The Puyallup River...
New Development

Argentina’s Mendoza province plans to resume the tender process for construction of the 210-MW Portezuelo del Viento hydropower complex next week, according to governor Rodolfo Suárez. On Aug. 8, according to BNamericas, the tender’s evaluation commission decided to postpone opening of the technical and economic proposals, originally scheduled for Aug. 11 and Nov. 16, respectively....
New Development

Argentina’s federal administrative litigation court 8 accepted Entidad Binacional Yacyretá’s (EBY) appeal against the legal action that paralyzed the contract signed with Voith Hydro Ltd. to construct turbines for the 270-MW Aña Cuá hydropower complex on Paraná River, according to BNamericas. The Ana Cua project is an addition to the 3,200-MW Yacyreta hydroelectric complex that...
Research and Development

The 2020s will be crucial for all the participants in the power industry as the transition toward renewables is expected to increase, while coal takes a downturn in most developed markets. This is according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities from Decarbonization in the Global Power Market, 2019-2030. Falling costs and renewable-friendly energy policies adopted...
Environmental

“The climate crisis threatens our lives and livelihoods. The evidence is clear: we must flatten the warming curve, and fast.” This is one key statement in The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People, a report prepared by the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. “Too much of...