Latest Hydropower Stories

2011-09-02 11:17:34

Warming streams could spell the end of spring-run Chinook salmon in California by the end of the century, according to a study by scientists at UC Davis, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. There are options for managing water resources to protect the salmon runs, although they would impact hydroelectric power generation, said Lisa Thompson, director of the Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture at UC Davis. A paper describing the study...

2011-08-05 16:11:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Information, Inc. presents a new market research report, "The Hydropower Market 2011-2021" by Visiongain (For more information: http://www.giiresearch.com/report/kt206581-hydropower-market-2011-2021.html). One-sixth of the world's electricity is currently generated by hydropower. Hydropower, a low-carbon energy source, is likely to play an increasingly significant role in the future of the global energy supply as the world inevitably...

2011-07-22 12:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro's leadership in technically-advanced hydropower solutions was on display this week at HydroVision, the premier North American hydropower conference being held in Sacramento. Highlighted at the conference were Voith's Minimum Gap Runner (MGR) technology, the fish-friendly Alden turbine for small hydro power facilities, and aerating turbine technology that allows for improved dissolved oxygen content downstream from hydropower...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC) ("China Hydroelectric" or "the Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced the Company's management team will present at and attend one-on-one meetings with investors at the 2011 Global Hunter Securities Conference to be held July 17-19 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San...

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