Latest Hydroelectric power News

Construction of 339 mile power line begins in NY

Nov. 30, 2022 17:26 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Construction has begun on an underground electrical transmission line that will bring Canadian hydropower to New York City as part of an effort to make the Big Apple less reliant on fossil fuels, state officials announced Wednesday. Once complete, the Champlain...

Maine Supreme Court upholds lease for $1B power line project

Nov. 29, 2022 16:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the lease for a small section of state land for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor, a victory for developers who hope to complete the project. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that the Maine...

Politics, climate conspire as Tigris and Euphrates dwindle

Nov. 18, 2022 08:56 AM EST

DAWWAYAH, Iraq and ILISU DAM, Turkey (AP) — Next year, the water will come. The pipes have been laid to Ata Yigit’s sprawling farm in Turkey’s southeast connecting it to a dam on the Euphrates River. A dream, soon to become a reality, he says. He’s already grown a small corn...

Climate, politics double threat as Tigris-Euphrates shrivels

Nov. 18, 2022 01:37 AM EST

DAWWAYAH, Iraq and ILISU DAM, Turkey (AP) — Next year, the water will come. The pipes have been laid to Ata Yigit’s sprawling farm in Turkey’s southeast connecting it to a dam on the Euphrates River. A dream, soon to become a reality, he says. Over 1,000 kilometers (625 miles)...

UN rights office condemns death of Mexico anti-dam activist

Oct. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N. human rights office on Friday condemned the killing of an anti-dam activist in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca. Oaxaca state prosecutors said the body of Filogonio Martínez was found Wednesday and didn’t show signs of violence. But the office of...

Battle of the Alps? Water woes loom amid climate change

Oct. 27, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

BRIG, Switzerland (AP) — A battle is brewing around Europe's rooftop over the planet's most precious resource. The crystal-clear waters issuing from the Alps could become increasingly contested as the effects of climate change and glacier melt become more apparent. Italy wants...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 24, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraine’s president said Monday that Kyiv has been able to defend the independence of the country in the eight months of the war waged by Russia. In his nightly address, Volodymyr Zelenskyy marked the eight-month anniversary of the invasion and noted that the...

Judge rejects bid to resume construction on $1B power line

Oct. 24, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge declined a request by developers of a $1 billion power line to resume construction, keeping the project on hold until a judge's decision next year on the constitutionality of a referendum that halted the project. The judge on Friday rejected an...

Spain, Portugal eased energy prices. Can they teach the EU?

Oct. 20, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Households and businesses across Europe have struggled with high electricity prices for months, though they have fallen since late August peaks. Electricity costs are intrinsically linked to natural gas prices, which spiked after Russia invaded Ukraine and...