Hydro and Fossil Fuels Powering Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Growth

They were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015. Hydropower and fossil fuel generation have been powering the electricity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Latest figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveal they were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015. During that period, …

Valuable Wetlands Are Disappearing 3 Times Faster Than Forests, New Study Warns

Wetlands around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. New research shows that these valuable ecosystems are vanishing at a rate three times that of forests. Unless significant changes are made, the disappearance of wetlands could cause severe damage around the globe. The Global Wetland Outlook, which was completed …

Hydropower Balkans 2018 – Report on Hydropower Development Projects

A team of analysts from Vostock Capital has prepared a report on hydropower development projects in the Balkans. Request the full list of investment projects: http://www.hydropowerbalkans.com/en/request-the-full-list-of-investment-projects/. Among the major investment projects: Kosinj/Senj development project (Republic of Croatia) Project envisages reconstruction of the Sklope HPP and the construction of new facilities: …

Open Debate Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia, Balkans, Latin America

Open Debate Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia, Balkans, Latin America will be held on October 16, 2018 in Gdansk, Poland. Sufficient hydro resources make Caspian, Latin America, Central Asia and the Balkans regions the most promising emerging hydropower markets. While the industry in these regions offers great opportunities, it also …

Renewables Powered 88% of Brazil in June

Renewable energy generated 88% of Brazil’s entire demand in June. Clean power sources such as wind, biomass, solar and hydro accounted for 81.9% of Brazil’s installed capacity of energy generation at the time, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. The nation’s total electrical …

Major Coal-Fired Power Plant in Washington to Go Solar

It was once Washington state’s largest coal pit, a terraced, open-to-the-sky strip mine, five miles from the city of Centralia and halfway between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Today, the coal beds are quiet and blanketed in green, but an adjacent TransAlta power plant with three tall stacks still churns out …