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November 29, 2016

Global Hydropower Market Growth of 4.1% CAGR by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Hydropower Market – Market Analysis by Geography, by Capacity, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information – Growth Trends and Forecasts (2014-2020)” report to their offering.

The global hydropower market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2014 to 2020.

Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of energy which was used thousands of years ago – to turn paddle wheels that help grind grain. Hydropower is a versatile, sustainable technology and it is the worlds largest source of renewable energy and currently accounts for about 20% of the world’s total electricity [...]

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February 5, 2016

Hydro firm commits £25 million new investment in the Highlands, with more to come

Perth hydro firm Green Highland Renewables is about to start work on a significant new hydro scheme at Loch Eilde Mor, in the hills above Kinlochleven.   The £13.6 million project, which lies on the Rio Tinto estate, is fully funded by the hydro firm’s owners Ancala Renewables and is one of a number of projects the firm is looking to develop across the Highlands.

“This is a really exciting project and marks the start of an extremely busy two years for our firm,” says Green Highland Renewables Chief Executive Officer Mark Mathieson. “   “In the last four years we have constructed and commissioned 25 schemes totalling 17MW across the Highlands and in the process have invested [...]

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January 21, 2016

Report shows surge in energy efficiency projects

21 January 2016, London – A surge in the number of energy efficiency projects commissioned has been reported in the latest UK Energy Efficiency Trends report published by EEVS energy analysts and Bloomberg New Energy Finance today.

Over 80% of those responding to the survey confirmed they had authorised new programmes in Q3 of 2015. This is the highest proportion of new projects recorded in a single quarter since the survey began in 2012. It also shows a significant uptick in commissioning, exceeding the long term trend of c70%.

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Of the technologies being used, lighting continues to outperform other energy saving technologies (Figure [...]

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January 5, 2016

Can the world convert to total renewable energy by 2050?

In 2009, Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson outlined a plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar resources by 2050.

Considered radical at the time, the model has been fleshed out to provide details for 139 countries and is now seen as far less extreme than it once was. The conversion would not only eliminate most greenhouse gas emissions, Mr. Jacobson says; it would dramatically improve human health and create millions of new jobs. He spoke recently to The Globe and Mail’s Richard Blackwell.

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