Agriculture A switch to solar-powered irrigation pumps could save India $US 6 billion each year in electricity and fuel subsidies, Bloomberg News reported. The government is looking to replace 200,000 old pumps with solar pumps in the next five years, but will require farmers that receive subsidies to buy the new pumps to switch to […]
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The solar project will use groundwater, but its effect on the Colorado River water needs to be determined.
California’s latest proposed desert solar power plant could compromise desert habitat.
The push for renewable energy through low-carbon alternatives could further compromise water resources
The Global Rundown Cambodia says it will halt hydropower construction on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. Kenyan communities jumpstart initiatives to combat the coronavirus, including setting up handwashing stations and educating residents. As the coronavirus slows activities in Italy, the canals in Venice turn clear. A study warns that global banks are […]
Cheap solar power, widely available, could worsen India’s already depleted aquifers.
In unfolding global energy revolution, expensive and ecologically risky dams may not be right choice to generate more electricity.
World’s third-largest coal user joins China and U.S. in shift from black fuel.
Hydropower expansion relies on improving existing dams. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Change is coming for the 90-year-old Point Marion Lock and Dam, change that could signal a new direction for America’s water and power infrastructure. More than a decade ago a steady flow of barges passed through Point Marion, on the Monongahela River […]
The Rundown The Energy Department identifies a path for more U.S. hydropower. The White House issues a cyberattack response plan. The EPA issues water quality recommendations to protect fish from copper and selenium, while the EPA’s internal watchdog delays an investigation into the Gold King mine spill. Federal agencies make “little progress” on a national […]
The Global Rundown Opponents of a proposed power plant in Bangladesh are appealing to the United Nations in order to protect the world’s largest mangrove forest. Pakistan and India continue to quarrel over two hydropower plants currently under construction. Coral around the globe is at increased risk because of warming waters. Mozambique recently received nearly $100 million in financial support for drought […]