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Hydropower is a bad bargain

While hydro dams emits no greenhouse gases, reservoirs can be worse than fossil-fuel power plants COMMENT | BRAHMA CHELLANEY | The era of cheap oil and gas is over. Russia’s war in Ukraine – or, more specifically, Europe’s ambitious effort to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels at a time …

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Lessons from national electricity blackouts

Government has the capacity to mobilise equipment and manpower and respond quickly to emergencies COMMENT | HARRISON E. MUTIKANGA | The recent locust invasion, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, extreme hydrological events with increased precipitation and rising Lake Victoria water levels, degraded lake catchment, and the subsequent potential threats to dam …

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Uganda’s increased electricity generation

  What are the implications of the commissioning of the 183MW Isimba dam for end-user tariffs? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS WANDERA | The installed capacity of Uganda’s electricity generation increased to 1,177 MW in March 2019, following the commissioning of the Isimba Hydro Power Plant (HPP) that added 183 MW …

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