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Senate panel endorses nomination of Honorable to FERC

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Dec. 11 to endorse the nomination of Arkansas utility regulator Colette Honorable to the Fe...

FERC upholds Admiralty Inlet tidal project; developer might resume

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected challenges to the pilot hydrokinetic license of the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal projec...

Senate panel questions FERC nominee Honorable

Senators from both sides of the aisle expressed support of Arkansas utility regulator Colette Honorable Dec. 4 in a confirmation hearing on her nom...

Latest Regulation & Policy News

Senate approval of two bills could benefit America's hydroelectric power sector

12/17/2014

Legislative movement in Congress this week could benefit the United States' hydroelectric power sector, with the Senate approving both a tax extenders bill and an omnibus appropriations bill.

B.C. government approves 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

12/17/2014

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has approved BC Hydro's plans for the 1,100-MW Site C hydropower plant, ending speculation that the provincial government might forego the project in lieu of other alternatives.

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014

Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-MW Burdekin hydropower project, citing revisions to Australia's federal energy policy.

2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Senate panel endorses nomination of Honorable to FERC

12/12/2014

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Dec. 11 to endorse the nomination of Arkansas utility regulator Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Russia's RDIF, India's IDFC partnering for US$1 billion hydroelectric power investment deal

12/11/2014

The Russian Direct Investment Fund will partner with India's Infrastructure Development Finance Company in a US$1 billion hydroelectric project investment package.

NHA, OREC partner to create Marine Energy Council

12/09/2014

The National Hydropower Association and Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition have announced the formation of the Marine Energy Council, which will offer a new home for marine energies at NHA.

FERC upholds Admiralty Inlet tidal project; developer might resume

12/09/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected challenges to the pilot hydrokinetic license of the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project and said licensee Snohomish County Public Utility District does not intend to surrender the license.

Government & Regulatory Policies

Senate approval of two bills could benefit America's hydroelectric power sector

12/17/2014 Legislative movement in Congress this week could benefit the United Stat...

B.C. government approves 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

12/17/2014 British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has approved BC Hydro's plans for...

Russia's RDIF, India's IDFC partnering for US$1 billion hydroelectric power investment deal

12/11/2014 The Russian Direct Investment Fund will partner with India's Infrastruct...

NHA, OREC partner to create Marine Energy Council

12/09/2014 The National Hydropower Association and Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition...

Energy Incentives

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014 Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-M...

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014 The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annu...

U.S. House approves hydroelectric power tax provision

12/04/2014 The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that amends an ...

Register for HydroVision Russia 2015 now and save

11/19/2014 Time is running out to receive a special early registration rate for Hyd...

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