Category Archives: Power Plants

Fairfield Renewable Energy Power Plant and Resource Recovery Project, Curtis Bay, MD

by Andrew Brummer, Colgate University, 2016 Energy Answers International, a private energy company based in Albany, New York, is currently building the nation’s largest waste-to-energy incinerator in Curtis Bay, Maryland. These types of power plants emit numerous different pollutants, including conventional greenhouse … Continue reading

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Three Gorges Dam, China

Three Gorges Dam, one of the most impressive energy-related projects undertaken by the Chinese government in the last decades, has caused a great amount of controversy because of its environmental and socio-cultural impacts. Some of the issues caused by this … Continue reading

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Proposed Susitna Dam, AK

U.S. government officials have proposed to build a mega dam on the upper part of the Susitna River. If built electricity generated from this dam will supply electricity to all of the Alaskan Railbelt.

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Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand, India

Standing over 260 metres high on the Bhagirathi river in the state of Uttarakhand, Tehri Dam is one of the tallest dams in the world. It is part of a larger hydroelectric power complex, managed by the Tehri Hydro Development … Continue reading

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Hoa Binh Dam, Vietnam

The Hoa Binh hydroelectric dam is the most significant resource project in Vietnam. Though it has transformed northern Vietnam’s electrical energy sector, the Hoa Binh hydroelectric project has also created the greatest combined social and environmental displacements in the country … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Dam, AZ

Glen Canyon Dam, on the Colorado River, is a critical resource to provide both power and water to millions in the American West. However, the large-scale disruption of the Colorado River has had unforeseeable environmental and social consequences. Issues of … Continue reading

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Fisk and Crawford Coal Plant, IL

Polluting the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods of Chicago for decades, Fisk and Crawford Generating Stations were closed in 2012 after a successful campaign waged a host of players including local grassroots leadership, local politicians, and national environmental and civil … Continue reading

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