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Ethiopia: Egypt's Nile dam proposal is against 'sovereignty'

Sep. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry in a sharply worded statement Friday dismissed Egypt's latest proposal on a massive Nile River dam project as "against the sovereignty of Ethiopia." The statement came shortly after Egypt said a new round of talks over the filling and operation of...

Canadian hydropower to Northeast hydropower decision tabled

Sep. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BREWER, Maine (AP) — Zoning regulators have tabled their decision on a proposed 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid. Land Use Planning Commission members agreed Wednesday to continue deliberations at their October meeting. A...

Removing Klamath dams estimated to cost more than $400 mil

Aug. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Removing four hydroelectric dams along the lower Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California is expected to cost just under $434 million and could happen by 2022, according to a new filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Capital Press reports the...

Eversource gives up on Northern Pass hydropower project

Jul. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After nearly a decade of protests, hearings and court fights, the Northern Pass hydropower project that promised to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England is dead. The company behind the plan, Eversource, announced Thursday it was abandoning the project after suffering a...

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Jul. 23, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls. Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that "the...

Bonneville faces promise and perils in changing markets

Jul. 23, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash. (AP) — When workers started pulling apart the three largest hydroelectric units in North America — capable of supplying more than enough power for all of Seattle — they found the damage far worse than expected. They encountered large cracks, worn-out bearings and a...

The Latest: Venezuela government says attack caused blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's blackout (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Venezuela's socialist government is blaming a nationwide blackout on an "electromagnetic attack" against the nation's hydroelectric system. Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez read a statement broadcast on...

Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m....