Water energy

China launches Baihetan hydropower project, largest since the Three Gorges

SHANGHAI, June 28 (Reuters) – The giant Baihetan hydropower plant on the upstream arm of the Yangtze River in China began producing electricity for the first time on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The first two 1 gigawatt (GW) turbines in the project will start operating after a three-day trial, CCTV said. The project will eventually include 16 such units, …

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Green hydrogen: New Zealand scientists are getting closer to a future climate-friendly fuel

Green hydrogen is used to power New Zealand’s first hydrogen fuel cell bus, unveiled by Auckland Transport in March. Image / Transport Auckland Scientists are set to make green hydrogen a star in New Zealand’s clean energy future, as the government injects millions more into a major research effort. Green hydrogen has become a growing goal of New Zealand’s “just …

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Knoxville community group calls for affordable public services – Appalachian Voices

“As good neighbors, we can no longer ignore data that reveals the growing gap in utility cuts affecting black households,” said Rev. Calvin Skinner of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., At a press conference announcing the Knoxville Clean Water and Energy for All campaign. Image courtesy of KWEA A community coalition in Knoxville, Tennessee launched a campaign on …

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Consumers Energy to end Michigan’s coal use by 2025, but critics are wary of plans to purchase existing gas-fired power plants

Dive brief: Consumers Energy on Wednesday announced a plan to end its use of coal production by 2025, 15 years ahead of the current utility schedule. The utility is also shutting down peak units burning gas and fuel oil. If approved by the Michigan Civil Service Commission, Consumers would shut down Campbell Coal 1 and 2 units in 2025, six …

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visit Hydro-Québec power plants and interpretation centers open to the public

These guides are excellent for explaining scientific concepts in a clear and simple manner, so a tour will help you understand how electricity is produced and find out what Quebec engineering has accomplished. See a production unit in action and debunk the myths about electricity. You can also deepen your scientific knowledge by going to the Électrium, Hydro-Québec’s electricity interpretation …

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Collaboration is key to improving cities: Dilhan Pillay, new CEO of Temasek, Politics News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Businesses play a vital role in improving cities, especially in times of crisis and disruption. A win-win approach does not work; instead, there is a need for collaboration, partnership and complementary skills and capabilities, said Temasek’s new chief executive, Dilhan Pillay. He added that companies should work with communities, employees, customers, suppliers and investors – and should always …

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