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FERC backs Ohio projects

FERC environmental assessment backs licensing six Ohio hydro projects

09/04/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued an environmental assessment concluding six Ohio hydroelectric projects totaling 23 MW cou...

FERC OKs rename of Alaska hydro project for tribal community

08/28/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a licensee request to change the name of the 5-MW Reynolds Creek hydropower project to the Hi...

FERC denies permit extension; Collinsville license transfer request pending

08/21/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request by Canton, Conn., to extend the city's second preliminary permit for two Connecticut ...

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FERC backs Ohio projects

FERC environmental assessment backs licensing six Ohio hydro projects

09/04/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued an environmental assessment concluding six Ohio hydroelectric projects totaling 23 MW could be licensed without significantly affecting environmental quality.

Colorado joins list of states opposed to EPA's Clean Power Plan

09/01/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan continues to stir controversy weeks after its recent unveiling, with Colorado announcing it will join the growing list of states threatening suit against the EPA to stop the proposal.

HZ Windpower receives approval of its MHK study

09/01/2015

Chongqing Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co. Ltd. (HZ Windpower), based in China, has received approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Chongqing Municipality for its study on key technology and model testing for marine hydrokinetic (MHK) power. 

Proposed changes to U.K.'s FiT program met with backlash from small hydro sector

08/28/2015

Changes to the United Kingdom's Feed-In Tariff program could have a negative impact on a number of generation sectors -- including small hydroelectric power -- according to a number of industry groups.

FERC OKs rename of Alaska hydro project for tribal community

08/28/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a licensee request to change the name of the 5-MW Reynolds Creek hydropower project to the Hiilangaay project, reflecting the wishes of the local tribal community in Alaska.

FERC denies permit extension; Collinsville license transfer request pending

08/21/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request by Canton, Conn., to extend the city's second preliminary permit for two Connecticut hydro sites.

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought

08/19/2015

A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday would allow hydroelectric power generators to receive compensation for losses incurred during the country's prolonged drought.

Guyana nixes plans for 165-MW Amaila Falls hydropower project

08/13/2015

The Guyana government has abandoned plans to develop the 165-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric plant, citing numerous delays and potential cost overruns.

Government & Regulatory Policies

Colorado joins list of states opposed to EPA's Clean Power Plan

09/01/2015 The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan continues to stir...

HZ Windpower receives approval of its MHK study

09/01/2015 Chongqing Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co. Ltd. (HZ Windpower), based i...

Proposed changes to U.K.'s FiT program met with backlash from small hydro sector

08/28/2015 Changes to the United Kingdom's Feed-In Tariff program could have a nega...

Guyana nixes plans for 165-MW Amaila Falls hydropower project

08/13/2015 The Guyana government has abandoned plans to develop the 165-MW Amaila F...

Energy Incentives

Proposed changes to U.K.'s FiT program met with backlash from small hydro sector

08/28/2015 Changes to the United Kingdom's Feed-In Tariff program could have a nega...

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought

08/19/2015 A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday wou...
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EPA's revised Clean Power Plan likely coming today

08/03/2015 I would imagine that my musings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...
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Industry leaders urge hydroelectric power advocacy in new film

07/15/2015 The world's largest gathering of hydroelectric power professionals is no...

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