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  1. Vietnam to stick with hydro and thermal power

    Vietnam has decided not to go ahead with the construction of nuclear power plants , which would have added an additional capacity of 4000 MW. The government is citing cheaper energy alternatives and slowing power demand. It looks likely that Vietnam will continue to look to gas and coal-fired power along with hydroelectric energy to power its society. Power production is currently dominated by hydropower with a share of 41 per cent in electricity generation, followed by natural gas with 31 per cent and coal with 26 per cent. The state-controlled Tuoi Tre newspaper reported the National Assembly will give its approval for the decision later this month. Approval for building two nuclear power plants with a combined capacity of 4,000MW was given by the assembly in 2009. The construction, which was initially scheduled to begin in 2014, was postponed to 2020. State-run Electricity of Vietnam Group head Duong Quang Thanh said: “Currently, power demand growth is not high, while domestically generated and imported sources of energy are sufficient for social-economic development. In particular, prices of imported sources of energy are much cheaper now. “Nuclear power, therefore, cannot compete economically with other sources of energy.” National Assembly's Science, Technology and Environment Committee vice chairman Le Hong Tinh was quoted by the newspaper as saying that an increase in cost of construction of the plants to $18bn was another reason not to go ahead.

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    Fri, 11 Nov 2016

  2. US$100 billion NDB is an additional funding source for hydroelectric energy

    The New Development Bank (NDB), which has an authorized capital of US$100 billion, could provide additional opportunities to fund development of new hydroelectric projects.  

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    Tue, 29 Mar 2016

  3. Ontario Power Generation wraps up financing for Lower Mattagami hydro projects

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said Oct. 7 that it has reached the financial close of a C$220 million private placement bond offering to complete the financing for the completed redevelopment and expansion of four hydroelectric stations on the lower part of the Mattagami River.

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    Mon, 17 Oct 2016

  4. A View of Canadian Hydroelectric Generation Markets

    Canada has immense natural resources with which to produce hydroelectric energy and this article provides an overview of the Canadian hydropower marketplace and where it is headed. 

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    Fri, 29 Jan 2016

  1. Subcommittee hears testimony on dissatisfaction with FERC relicensing

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    Sat, 30 Apr 2016

  2. Hydro-Quebec wins Canadian approval for power line to New Hampshire

    Hydro-Quebec plans a 320-kV line between the Des Cantons substation and New Hampshire

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    Wed, 15 Jun 2016

  3. Hydroelectric energy is poised to play an integral role in supplying reliable green power

    Hydroelectric power is getting renewed interest from a number of utilities and private energy producers as a clean, reliable energy source.

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2001

  4. Rwanda leases 22 small hydroelectric plants to private consortium

    On Aug. 27, Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure government announced it has leased 22 small hydropower projects located in the northern and western provinces to private investors to spur the country’s hydroelectric energy program. According to energy experts at the ministry, the plants would add ...

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    Mon, 31 Aug 2015

  5. Herrera Beutler introduces resolution to promote hydroelectric energy

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has introduced a resolution that urges Congress to recognize hydroelectric power as a renewable energy source.

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    Mon, 19 Mar 2012

  6. Brazil judge suspends license for hydroelectric dam

    Federal Judge Maria Carolina Valente do Carmo ordered the suspension on Thursday

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    Fri, 15 Jan 2016

  7. Renewable Energy News: Indigenous group asks Brazil to stop financing mega-projects

    A group representing Amazon indigenous people urged Brazil's National Development Bank on Wednesday to stop financing projects (hydroelectric dams and highways) that cause environmental damage.

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    Thu, 14 Apr 2016

  8. PG&E now using 30 percent renewable energy

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said the renewable energy it delivers to its customers has reached nearly 30 percent 

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    Mon, 29 Feb 2016

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