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English translation: large hydro /large-scale hydroelectric projects

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French term or phrase:grand hydraulique
English translation:large hydro /large-scale hydroelectric projects
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18:46 Oct 26, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Energy / Power Generation
French term or phrase: grand hydraulique
I'm looking for the translation of "grand hydraulique" as compared to "micro hydraulic" (micro-hydroelectric).

In the section on hydroelectric energy reduction in a book on radical environmentalism: (This is a criterion in a study)
Maintien du grand hydraulique à son niveau actuel ; croissance modérée de la micro-hydraulique avec un doublement de la situation actuelle en 2050.

Thanks in advance,
Jocelyne.
Jocelyne S
France
Local time: 08:31
large hydro /large-scale hydroelectric projects
Explanation:
Nuclear power, large hydro and greenhouse gas emissions: For base-load electricity generation, the most effective means currently available to reduce CO2 emissions are nuclear power and hydroelectric power. Countries with the highest proportion of nuclear and\or hydropower have the lowest CO2 emissions per kWh. Nuclear energy and large hydro have advantages in terms of global warming, cost stability and high capacity factors that make them compatible with the goals of sustainable development for tomorrow's world. In particular:


Nuclear power offers a range of options, including plant life extensions, competitive new plants, reprocessing of spent fuel to maximise its use (where economically feasible) and innovative technologies that address design, licensing, fabrication, construction, performance, safety and effective waste management. Governments and industry should cooperate to build public support for nuclear energy so that this significant source of electricity can play its part in key markets now and in the future.


New large-scale hydroelectric projects could make up a significant proportion of the renewable energy people need for a liveable world. The planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric projects have been and can be further improved, in accordance with the best social and environmental practices.

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Maria Luisa Duarte
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large hydro /large-scale hydroelectric projects


Explanation:
Nuclear power, large hydro and greenhouse gas emissions: For base-load electricity generation, the most effective means currently available to reduce CO2 emissions are nuclear power and hydroelectric power. Countries with the highest proportion of nuclear and\or hydropower have the lowest CO2 emissions per kWh. Nuclear energy and large hydro have advantages in terms of global warming, cost stability and high capacity factors that make them compatible with the goals of sustainable development for tomorrow's world. In particular:


Nuclear power offers a range of options, including plant life extensions, competitive new plants, reprocessing of spent fuel to maximise its use (where economically feasible) and innovative technologies that address design, licensing, fabrication, construction, performance, safety and effective waste management. Governments and industry should cooperate to build public support for nuclear energy so that this significant source of electricity can play its part in key markets now and in the future.


New large-scale hydroelectric projects could make up a significant proportion of the renewable energy people need for a liveable world. The planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric projects have been and can be further improved, in accordance with the best social and environmental practices.




    Reference: http://www.worldenergy.org/wec-geis/publications/statements/...
Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 08:31
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sue Pasco
1 hr
  -> Gracias!MLD

agree  Mariam Osmann: also large schemes
5 hrs
  -> Gracias!MLD

agree  Georges Tocco
6 hrs
  -> Gracias!MLD

agree  xxxBourth: Possibly "large dams" also.
12 hrs
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