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US firm completes Columbia River dam restoration project

A water control engineering firm has installed its technology to complete a major hydropower restoration project in the US.

UK hydropower association in BRIC collaboration to promote development in China

Leading hydropower organisations in the UK and China have partnered to promote the renewable energy sector in the BRIC country.

Delhi approves 300 MW hydropower plant

The Indian government has approved the construction of a 300 MW hydroelectric plant in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

European expertise to develop marine energy test centre in Taiwan

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland has announced an international collaboration agreement to develop a marine energy test facility in Taiwan.

China and Cambodia sign hydropower pact

Cambodian business group, Royal Group and Chinese Hydrolancang International Energy on Monday signed a joint-venture agreement to build a 400-megawatt hydropower dam on Mekong tributary in Stung Treng province in north-eastern part of Cambodia.

Green light given for 20MW UK tidal power testing facility

The green light has been given to build a 20MW UK tidal power testing facility off the coast of the Isle of Wight. The facility will be constructed off the Island’s south coast to test tidal energy devices developed in the UK and abroad. 

French firm’s subsidiary opens 1,087MW hydro power plant in Brazil

The subsidiary of a French energy firm has opened its 1,087MW hydro power plant in Brazil. GDF SUEZ, through its subsidiary Tractebel Energia, has announced the inauguration of the hydroelectric power plant at Estreito in the BRIC country.

Tidal energy turbine in UK testing facility first

A UK marine energy firm has completed the first tidal turbine testing programme at a new drivetrain testing at the National Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC).

First US commercial tidal project initial stage complete

The first US commercial tidal project will be in Maine

The first commercial tidal project in the US has completed its initial set up stage. The Ocean Renewable Power Company’s “Maine Tidal Energy Project” will be the first marine project to connect to the grid in the country.

North-east offshore wind community benefit scheme gears up for autumn launch

People involved with one of Vattenfall’s community events at Balmedie beach

The scheme will support community empowerment and enhanced quality of life in the North-east of Scotland after local feedback from people across Aberdeen City and Shire was analysed by Dr Claire Haggett, one of Scotland’s leading wind farm fund experts.



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