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FERC proposes new start date for hydro license annual charges

05/21/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes new rules that would change the start date for assessment of annual charges on private hydropower...

FERC proposes new reliability standard to deal with geomagnetic disturbances

05/18/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed a new reliability standard to address the vulnerability of the nation's electric grid to geom...

Commissioner Moeller to step down from FERC at term's end

05/14/2015

Commissioner Philip D. Moeller confirmed May 13 he will not seek a third term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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World Bank via AGLI uses US$1 billion to support hydroelectric projects

05/21/2015

The World Bank Group announced US$1 billion to support the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) through various programs to help the countries in the region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) improve their health and education services, expand cross-border trade and finance hydroelectric projects. 

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Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says

05/21/2015

Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

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FERC proposes new start date for hydro license annual charges

05/21/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes new rules that would change the start date for assessment of annual charges on private hydropower licensees to two years from the date of license issuance.

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Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015

The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy developer Minesto as part of its European Regional Development Fund.

Marine Hydrokinetics

05/20/2015

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for May 2015

Canadian Spotlight

05/20/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

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Brazil's Aneel to auction operating concessions for 6 GW-worth of hydroelectric power capacity

05/19/2015

Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) has announced it will hold an auction in September for six lots of hydropower plants totaling close to 6 GW of cumulative generating capacity.

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05/19/2015

The top hydroelectric power news for May 2015

Government & Regulatory Policies

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Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says

05/21/2015 Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or ...
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Brazil's Aneel to auction operating concessions for 6 GW-worth of hydroelectric power capacity

05/19/2015 Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) ...

House committee hears testimony related to small hydropower draft discussion bill

05/13/2015 Testifying earlier today before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Com...

Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy goal by 2045 includes marine hydrokinetic generation

05/12/2015 Sweden, Estonia, and Bulgaria have already met the European Union’s rene...

Energy Incentives

World Bank via AGLI uses US$1 billion to support hydroelectric projects

05/21/2015 The World Bank Group announced US$1 billion to support the African Great...
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Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015 The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy devel...
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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015 The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce...

Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks

04/14/2015 A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean En...

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