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Regulation and Policy 2009 P2

  • Fri Feb 13 00:00:00 CST 2009 -- U.S. proposes adaptive management of water to face climate change
    A report by U.S. agencies charged with weather prediction and water resources management calls for a policy of heightened monitoring and adaptive management of resources to prepare for anticipated climate change from global warming.
  • Fri Feb 20 00:00:00 CST 2009 -- FERC issues relicense for 865.76-MW Rocky Reach
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a relicense order Feb. 19 for continued operation of the 865.76-MW Rocky Reach hydroelectric project on the mid-Columbia River in Washington.
  • Mon Feb 23 00:00:00 CST 2009 -- Dresden conference to focus on waterpower, climate change
    The Annual Conference on Hydraulic Engineering is to focus in 2009 on Waterpower and Climate Change. The conference is set for March 12-13 at Dresden's International Congress Center.
  • Tue Mar 03 00:00:00 CST 2009 -- Brazil receives environmental studies of 11,182-MW Belo Monte
    Brazil's environmental agency has received environmental studies for the 11,182-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project proposed for construction on Brazil's Xingu River.
  • Wed Mar 04 00:00:00 CST 2009 -- Obama orders agencies to consider rollback of Bush ESA rule
    President Obama has ordered federal resource agencies to review Endangered Species Act rules issued in the final days of the Bush administration, with the idea of rolling back provisions that streamline ESA consultation with wildlife agencies on proposed actions considered unlikely to jeopardize protected species.
  • Mon Mar 09 00:00:00 CDT 2009 -- French stimulus plan to include hydropower modernization
    France's economic recovery minister says national utility Electricite de France will invest more than 2 billion euros (US$2.5 billion) as part of France's economic stimulus program, including spending on modernization of EDF hydroelectric projects.
  • Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 CDT 2009 -- U.S. hydropower industry hopes to influence new policies
    Assessing its first hydropower executive leadership forum, the National Hydropower Association says it found policymakers receptive to hydro's message in key policy areas.
  • Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 CDT 2009 -- Brazil state suspends construction authorization for 3,300-MW Jirau
    Rondonia State's environmental agency has suspended its construction authorization for the 3,300-MW Jirau hydroelectric project, declaring a 10-kilometer relocation of the proposed project would flood an environmental conservation area on Brazil's Madeira River.
  • Tue Mar 10 10:00:00 CDT 2009 -- UPDATE - Congress passes spending with $40 million for hydro R&D
    With final approval by the Senate, Congress passed a $410 billion appropriations bill March 10, including $40 million for the Department of Energy’s hydropower research and development program.
  • Wed Mar 11 00:00:00 CDT 2009 -- UPDATE - Obama signs spending bill with $40 million for hydro R&D
    President Obama signed a $410 billion appropriations bill March 11 that includes $40 million for the Department of Energy's hydropower research and development program.

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