Image - Energy Department Announces $4.4 Mn to Support Next-Generation Hydropower

Energy Department Announces $4.4 Mn to Support Next-Generation Hydropower

The Energy Department today announced $4.4 million to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of next-generation hydropower technologies. Significant advancements in manufacturing over the past decade, such as the use of advanced materials, computer-aided design, and additive manufacturing technologies, have the potential to boost the performance of new, cost-effective hydropower technologi...

Hydro - Apr 16, 2014


Image - Global Renewable Energy Investments Slumped 14% in 2013: UN

Global Renewable Energy Investments Slumped 14% in 2013: UN

Global investments in renewable energy slumped 14 percent last year, with China pouring more money into the sector than Europe for the first time on record, the UN said Monday. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to $214.4 billion in 2013, down $35.1 billion from the previous year and 23 percent below the record set in 2011, according to a report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The fall was down to &q...

Hydro - Apr 7, 2014


Image - US Navy game-changer: Converting Seawater Into Fuel

US Navy 'game-changer': Converting Seawater Into Fuel

The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as "a game-changer" because it would signficantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack. The US has a fleet of 15 military oil tankers, and only aircraft carriers and some s...

General News - Hydro - Apr 7, 2014