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Combined solar and pumped hydro generator set to provide quarter of shortfall from Liddell power station’s closure• How an abandoned goldmine will be converted into pumped hydro storage A pumped hydro project that reuses an old goldmine in north Queensland is close to securing federal funding.The combined solar and pumped hydro generator is set to provide a quarter of the power needed to cover the shortfall from the closure of the Liddell coal-fired power station in New South Wales and can do it before 2021
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2017-09-21 02:42:09
Thursday, August 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has invited bids to build a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations, despite opposition from conservationists to the long-delayed project.
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2017-08-31 06:35:30
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of "green" aluminum - made using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels - are starting to charge premium prices thanks to rising demand from industrial customers under pressure to reduce their carbon footprints.
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2017-08-02 07:26:25
Monday, July 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil is planning to lower the estimated capacity of several older hydroelectric dams before they are privatized by state-controlled power holding company Eletrobras, a senior energy official told Reuters on Monday.
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2017-07-17 16:35:29
Monday, July 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A baboon plunged a Zambian tourist town into darkness on Sunday after tampering with equipment at a hydro-electric power station, the state electricity company said on Monday.
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2017-07-17 08:43:54
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world's largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion.
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2017-07-04 06:13:07
Sunday, May 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
‘There is an acute danger of politicians panicking’ about energy demand and costs, Grattan Institute report warnsA new report has warned the Turnbull government the national electricity market is at “crisis point”, with rising energy prices for consumers and increasing concerns the grid cannot meet demand
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2017-05-21 15:16:03
Friday, May 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
1,100-tonne Zeynel Bey monument relocated despite legal challenge to Tigris river construction projectAn enormous 15th-century tomb in south-eastern Turkey has been moved to make way for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river.
The 1,100-tonne Zeynel Bey monument was lifted whole on Friday and transported more than a mile on a wheeled platform, the state-run Anadolu news agency said
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2017-05-12 11:04:11
Friday, April 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A federal court in Brazil suspended the operating license of the massive Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on environmental grounds, according to a statement late on Thursday from federal prosecutors in the state of Pará.
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2017-04-07 11:26:18
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Activists warn of serious environmental consequences for UN-backed hydro projects in Nepal, Tajikistan and the Solomon IslandsPlans to earmark more than $136m (£109m) of UN money for large dam projects in Nepal, Tajikistan and the Solomon Islands have been angrily condemned by activists, who have warned the projects could have serious environmental consequences
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2017-04-04 00:00:42