Hydropower

Hopes raised for Pakistan-India water dispute resolution

Hopes raised for Pakistan-India water dispute resolution

The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 after nine years of negotiations between Pakistan and India with the help of the World Bank, which is a signatory. 

Aug 10, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

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.

Apr 13, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

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.

Mar 23, 2015, 20:15 PM IST
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.

Mar 22, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

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.

Jan 02, 2015, 13:47 PM IST

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.

Dec 18, 2014, 14:33 PM IST

Exim Bank extends USD 1 bn of LoC to Nepal

Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) Wednesday said it has extended a Line of Credit (LOC) worth USD 1 billion to Nepal for financing hydropower, irrigation and infrastructural development projects.

Dec 03, 2014, 19:42 PM IST

Centre must work in tandem with States in hydropower: PwC

In order to achieve hydropower generation capacity target, the Centre needs to work in collaboration with other Ministries, departments and State Governments, consultancy firm PwC has said.

Aug 06, 2014, 00:24 AM IST

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.

Jun 16, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2013, 19:52 PM IST

Nepal Maoists resume opposition to Indian investment in hydropower

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

Apr 14, 2011, 15:03 PM IST

World`s first 660 KV power cable in China

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

Feb 28, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

World`s first 660 KV power cable in China

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

Feb 28, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2010, 12:03 PM IST

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.

Sep 20, 2009, 11:47 AM IST