We've covered plans to put hydropower dams on the Mekong River a couple of times, and in every instance the story is the same: The potential negative effect on the environment (including the human environment,
Apropos of President Obama's intent to have 80% of US electricity come from clean power sources by 2035, GE has just released a graphic detailing to the top ten countries with the cleanest energy sources--a small version is above, click here for
Another step forward for tidal power (it's a long, long road, yes...): London-based Atlantis Resources has announced that it will be building a 50 MW tidal power project off the coast of India, in Gujarat's Gulf of
We reported on the beginnings of this over two years ago: Finished last November 12th but just now being made public, the Zangmu Hydropower Station on the Yarlung Zangbo (known farther down its course in India and
If you ever need a great example of technological leapfrogging in practice, here it is: In the Indian state of Orissa, the state government has decided to electrify approximately an additional 2,000 villages by March 2012.
At the opposite end of the population scale from the remote Alaskan village now powered entirely by a hydrokinetic river turbine, Paris wants in on the hydropower without dams act. As The Guardian reports, the
A couple weeks back when writing about whether hydropower really should be considered a clean power source, there were a couple varieties that were left out. Thanks to the remote town of Eagle, Alaska we can highlight one of them.
Osmotic Power has been kicking around for a while now, with researchers trying to make it cost-competitive--the biggest hurdle when you're trying to generate electricity by passing fresh water through a membrane into saltwater. Now, a
It's been nearly a year since we first heard about Kenya's largest wind farm in the planning, the 300 MW Lake Turkana Wind Farm, but a newish piece in the Washington Post highlighted by Climate Progress makes a
The environmental problems with large-scale hydropower are well documented, with small-scale hydro often seen as a more benign way to exploit the power of rivers for electricity. However, as the Wall Street Journal