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Algeria Targets Renewables to Diversify Generation

Algeria, like other countries that are members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), wants to diversify its electricity production, and is looking to solar power for the…


Q&A With Geothermal Experts

Geothermal energy has been around forever, used as a heating source across the world. Today it has surfaced as another renewable resource, with advancements in drilling technology bringing down costs…


Power in Africa: Prospects for an Economic Foothold

To sustain unprecedented economic growth, lift hundreds of millions out of poverty, and attract investment, African countries are taking bold steps to expand electricity infrastructure. Are the continent’s efforts pragmatic…


Cambodia's Largest Hydropower Plant Begins Operation

The 338-MW Russey Chrum Krom hydropower plant in southwestern Koh Kong province, Cambodia, was inaugurated on Jan. 12. The Chinese-built project is the largest hydropower station located in the Southeast…


Treasury Dept. Advises Development Banks Not to Fund New Coal Plants Without CCS

A revised technical guidance released by the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday to bolster a key facet of President Obama's Climate Action Plan (CAP) declares an end to U.S. support…