Energy & Fuel

"World Bank Puts Hydropower Back Into Favor, NGOs Do Not"

The World Bank is taking a renewed role in hydropower development, driven it part by estimates that the developing world has 1,333 GW of potential and unexploited hydro capacity. Some NGOs, however, don’t believe large scale hydropower is the answer for rural electrification and say the World Bank's number would be much lower if negative social and economic impacts were taken into consideration.

Source: SolveClimate, 07/31/2009

TVA IG Says Agency Let Lawyers Stifle $3 Million Study on Coal-Ash Spill Causes

An investigation by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee indicates the Tennessee Valley Authority opted not to make changes that could have prevented the massive December 2008 spill.

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