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The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 18:45
Near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hydroelectric power plants provide electricity that could guard against deforestation and revitalize the war-torn country.
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Down the Mighty Columbia River, Where a Power Struggle Looms

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
The Trump administration has proposed selling off portions of a vast system that produces nearly half of the nation’s hydropower electricity.
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Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
A Stanford professor’s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.
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Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
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A Chinese-Backed Dam Project Leaves Myanmar in a Bind

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
The unpopular dam poses a daunting test for Myanmar’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Going ahead with it would anger the public. Killing it would anger China.
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Canada’s $7 Billion Dam Tests the Limits of State Power

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
A fight over a hydroelectric project in British Columbia is pitting the government against a public demanding greater rights and political transparency.
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For a Welsh City, the Tides Offer Renewal

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
Swansea, once a hub of industrial activity, has fallen on harder times. A project to harness tides in the nearby bay offers a chance at rejuvenation.
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Canada Today: Dams, Fiddles and That New Leader Next Door

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
Canadians like their hydroelectric power, but while it may address climate change concerns, it is not without its own issues.
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Canada’s Big Dams Produce Clean Energy, and High Levels of Mercury

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
There have been protests near a project in Labrador, and researchers say problems loom at 22 major dams proposed or under construction close to other indigenous communities.
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Daily Report: More Clean Energy, Brought to You by the Cloud

NY Times - Hydroelectric Energy - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53
Big data centers for the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are increasing the demand for renewable energy, which may spur the construction of green facilities.
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