Tribal chief and Siemens CEO to discuss hydro dams

An Amazonian chief has met with Siemens’ bosses to convince them to scrap plans for hydroelectric dams. General Chief Arnaldo Kaba Munduruku and Senior Advisor Ademir Kaba Munduruku traveled from the Tapajos Valley in the Amazon rainforest to Surrey for the discussion. They showed photographs of damage they claim was caused by previous Siemens-supplied dams […]

China to ‘set up solar power station in Nepal’

China is reportedly planning to install a solar energy power station in Nepal. Reports claim the Nepal Government has shown interest in lighting up the Singha Durbar (pictured), the official seat of the Government, in the capital city of Kathmandu with solar panels. Keshav Dhoj Adhikary, Joint Secretary at Nepal’s Energy Ministry is quoted as […]

Indonesia-Malaysia transmission line brings clean energy

Householders in a province in Indonesia will soon have access to hydroelectricity, thanks to a new cross-border transmission line linking it with Malaysia. A 145-kilometre distribution line and a new substation will be built to improve the reliability of power in West Kalimantan. Another 83-kilometre cross-border transmission line and substation will connect the Indonesian province’s […]

Doubling hydropower could cut three billion tonnes of carbon

Doubling global hydroelectricity output by 2050 could cut three billion tonnes of carbon emissions per year from fossil fuel plants. That’s according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) new report which challenges the concept that the world’s hydroelectric resources have peaked. It suggests emerging economies have “significant potential” to generate electricity from large hydro plants. […]