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3rd International Conference on Energy & Meteorology

The 3rd International Conference on Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) provides a unique international platform for showcasing your recent developments, with excellent networking opportunities between scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers and other specialists working at the nexus of energy with weather and climate.

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Date: Mon, 06/22/2015 to Fri, 06/26/2015
Location: Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Type: Sector event

Bhutan and hydropower: can public happiness drive policy?

For those of you planning on flying into Bhutan, don’t watch this – I hadn’t when I flew in and am grateful that I did not.

My ‘agitation’ lasted around five spine-straightening, everything-clutching minutes from when the plane unexpectedly started banking sharply to port into a mountain, until it stopped at the end of a runway after screeching in for a top-speed landing.

Hydropower generation and potential around the world

This short video introduces the role of hydropower in the world today and the future challenges for sustainable development.

The total installed capacity for hydroelectricity has now surpassed 1,000 GW, and there remains vast untapped potentials around the world, especially in developing countries.

In 2013, there was more hydro commissioned than solar and wind energy and experts predict that hydropower capacity could double by 2050 (IEA). Our challenge is to do this sustainably.


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