Nepal clears $1.6 bn hydropower project by China's Three Gorges

Nepal`s investment board on Monday cleared China`s Three Gorges International Corp to build a long-delayed $1.6 billion new hydropower project, the single biggest foreign investment in the Himalayan country.

Costa Rica fulfills its power needs solely with clean energy

 In what may be considered as a major clean energy landmark, Costa Rica has been able to meet 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy alone for 75 straight days, according to a report.

World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts
World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts

There are strong indications that the Hindu Kush, a mountain range extending west of the Himalayas, would be warmer and precipitation would increase, international water experts said on Sunday.

China's Three Gorges Power Plant claims new world record

 China's Three Gorges Power Plant, the largest hydropower project in the country, generated 98.8 billion kwh of electricity in 2014, bettering the world record for hydropower generation set by Brazil's Itaipu hydroelectric plant, officials claimed today.

Felling of trees leaves Himachal Pradesh's 'green' CM wilted

The felling of trees, even legally, for hydropower and developmental projects, has left Himachal Pradesh's 'green' Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh feeling wilted.

Stay on hydropower projects: SC issues notice to Uttarakhand govt

Acting on a plea filed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the Supreme Court issued, Monday, a notice to the Uttarakhand government seeking its view on the stay on construction activity on 24 hydro power projects in the state that was imposed after the 2013 flood tragedy.

River basin carrying capacity test made mandatory for states

Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for state governments to conduct `carrying capacity` studies of river basins before any green clearances are granted for hydropower and river valley projects there.

Nepal Maoists resume opposition to Indian investment in hydropower

The party says power projects should be developed with domestic investment.

World`s first 660 KV power cable in China

The $1.58 billion project is part of China`s west-east power transmission programme.

Baba Ramdev protests against hydro projects in Haridwar

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev staged a sit-in protest at Haridwar with a demand to halt the hydropower projects across River Ganga and also to protect the river from further exploitation and pollution.

China hydropower to near double by 2020: State media

China`s hydropower capacity is expected to nearly double to 300,000 megawatts by 2020, state media said, as the nation powers ahead with the development of renewable energy sources.