Diverting water to a hydroelectric dam might seem eco-friendly, but the devastating consequences to local ecosystems cannot be ignored.
The world hydropower industry has public relations work to do, if its global expansion is to be realised. But stringent oversight is urgently needed.
Dams built in an earlier age are suddenly vulnerable as the climate shifts.
Rather than considering the job done, Tasmania should seize opportunities including renewable energy, net-zero industrial exports and forest preservation.
Britain's electricity sector continues to decarbonise, but its capacity to store energy lags far behind.
A study points to one way to speed up adoption of innovations in clean energy technology – more flexibility among state regulators.
Wind travels all over the world. Where does it come from, and why?
Sea levels are rising, while deltas are being starved of sediment by upstream dams.
A $12.7 billion investment in hydroelectricity has put Canada’s economic welfare and its moral credibility on the line.
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the “world’s worst environmental disaster”. We’re witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
Canada’s proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
Increased use of renewable energies could help curb climate change, but the water required for their production has dispossessed rural Guatemalans.
The European Investment Bank’s funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
The region relies on seasonal flooding, yet energy demand is year-round.
A reliable water supply from Australia’s mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
In its latest move on energy policy, the Turnbull government has unveiled a plan to boost generation from the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50%.
The ‘Muskrat Falls’ hydroelectric project is being built in anticipation of the Innu voting away ownership of their own land.
Victoria has announced a renewable energy target of 40% by 2025.
A drought in the socialist South American country has led to blackouts, political conflict and increased exposure to Zika.
Catch 22: renewable energy can help fight climate change, but climate change might prove hard on renewable energy.