Hydropower

Europe: Renewables in 2022 in five charts – and what to expect in 2023

The European power market was caught in a storm in 2022. The ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic as well…

Opinion: Dam, that’s a lot of men

Port Evolution, headed up by James Sutcliffe, made a name for itself back in 2007 after it oversaw the development…

What four years of ‘non-existent’ climate action has done to Brazil

Brazil’s general election, which takes place in two rounds over the course of October 2022, is coming not a moment…

Two years on: How Energy Monitor is documenting the race to net zero

As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled fresh proposals to combat the energy crisis on 14 September, around…

The ever-growing risk of big dam failure

The Mullaperiyar Dam in the southern Indian state of Kerala was built by the British in 1895. It provides crop…

Why hydropower’s human rights problem may be insurmountable

In southern Tajikistan, 110km from the country’s capital, Dushanbe, a vast monolith of compacted rock is taking shape in the…

Weekly data: Why drought in California will keep dirty power plants online for longer

California is in its third year of drought, with January, February and March 2022 all recording the least rain and…

The climate risk for hydropower

Hydropower has been an affordable energy technology for years, and accounts for more output than all other renewable power sources…

Pumped hydro resurfaces as a net-zero stalwart

In its bid to make the Winter Olympics “green and clean”, China turned on the world’s largest pumped hydro storage…

Weekly data: Why hydropower is key to India’s net-zero plans

India surprised the world at last November’s COP26 climate conference by announcing it would reach net zero by 2070. Soaring…