EBRD and Donors Boost Green Financing in the Region

The Western Balkans is a key region for, and partner in, the EBRD’s green work. South-eastern Europe has huge potential for developing green energy, with its rivers providing hydroelectric power, its mountains and plains enabling wind power, its underdeveloped solarenergy, and the inhabitants of its many cities keen for sustainable …

More Canadian Hydroelectric Power Imports Could Be Coming to U.S. Following DOE Report on...

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement for the Northern Pass, calling the proposed transmission line the “preferred alternative” for connecting the northeastern United States to Canadian hydroelectric power. The line has been controversial throughout its development, with opponents arguing that the line will have …

Organizations Establish Seven-Step Plan for French Hydroelectric Power Growth

A trio of French energy associations have completed a study outlining seven steps for increasing hydroelectric power within the European country. The paper is titled “Hydropower at the Crossroads: Giving New Momentum to the No. 1 Renewable Energy” and was prepared by Union Francaise de l’Electricite, Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables …

Thailand-Based B.Grimm Group Developing Hydropower Projects in Laos

B.Grimm Power Co., a unit of Bangkok, Thailand-based B.Grimm Group, in conjunction with its partners, plans to continue developing hydropower plants in Laos, according to an announcement on March 17. Preeyanart Soontornwata, president at Amata B.Grimm Power Ltd., made the announcement during her visit to the 6.7-MW Xe Namnoy 2 …

Costa Rica Has Been Running on 100 Percent Renewables for Two Months

Costa Rica ran on 100 percent renewable energy for 76 straight days between June and August this year, according to a new report, demonstrating that life without fossil fuels is possible – for small countries, at least. This is the second time in two years that the Central American country …

The World’s First Floating Wind Turbine is in Norway

Norway is one of the most developed countries in the world when it comes to renewable energy sources, the use of oil resources and the profits that the state has of these resources. Serbia and Norway cooperate very actively last 15 years. A large part of the aid is realized …

Which countries generate the most power from renewables?

News that India has opened the first airport to be entirely powered by solar energy has underlined the growth in renewable energy. The sector has been growing strongly despite the dramatic fall in the price of oil and last year 59% of all new power generated around the world came …