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    Various energy incentives are available for hydropower plants. These can be production tax credits, stimulus funding and clean renewable energy bonds.

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    IDB rural electrification program could include hydroelectric power


    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US$20 million loan to Panama that could include hydroelectric power as part of an effort to electrify rural parts of the country.

    Senate committee approves hydroelectric power tax credit extension


    A bill that would extend tax credits for hydroelectric power was approved today by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

    World Bank's Meike van Ginneken to speak during HydroVision International keynote


    The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce that Meike van Ginneken of the World Bank will participate as a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

    Hydroelectric power and Russia's energy future


    With the eyes of the world on Russia as Sochi hosts the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide chief editor David Appleyard and HydroWorld.com online editor Michael Harris turn their eyes to the state of Russia's power market.

    Hydroelectric power to remain strong in China, IBISWorld says


    Hydroelectric power represents one of China's fastest growing industries, according to a recent study by global market research group IBISWorld.

    China announces new policy to encourage hydroelectric power development


    China's National Development and Reform Commission has announced a reform that will increase the price grid operators pay to hydroelectric power plants in an effort to spur industry investments.

    Albion Ventures invests in new small hydropower scheme


    Investment firm Albion Ventures LLC has agreed to supply US$5.1 million to developer Green Highland Renewables for a new 1 MW small hydropower project in the Scottish highlands.

    So, hydroelectric power isn't renewable...?


    I was already in a fairly poor mood while watching the Oklahoma City Thunder get dismantled by Denver earlier this month, but the new ExxonMobil ad campaign featured during almost every commercial break did little to help the situation.

    NHA accepting nominations for Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program


    The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program.

    NYPA hydroelectric power allocations creating new jobs in New York


    Hydroelectric power allotments announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will lead to the creation of almost 650 new jobs and US$206 million in capital investments.

    Renewable energy strike prices do not aid marine energy development in UK


    Revised renewable energy strike prices are causing frustration for Scotland’s Orkney Islands Council after special rates are denied for wave and tidal infrastructure off the coast of Scotland. 

    Ontario ups hydroelectric power potential in newest Long-Term Energy Plan


    Ontario's newest Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) expands the province's target for hydroelectric power from 9,000 MW to 9,300 MW, according to documents released earlier this week by Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli.

    Second federal RPS proposal also includes hydroelectric power


    Legislation introduced to the Senate this past week would include hydroelectric power as part of a proposed national renewable electricity standard.

    National renewable portfolio standard includes hydroelectric power


    Legislation submitted to Congress yesterday could establish a national renewable portfolio standard that includes hydroelectric power in its definition of clean energy.

    Large hydro project development increasing, delegates tell World Energy Congress


    Large hydropower projects are experiencing a global renaissance as developers in Central and Latin America, Russia and Canada are moving to exploit untapped hydroelectric power potential, World Energy Congress delegates were told earlier this week.

    Proposal could make hydroelectric power purchase mandatory for Indian utilities


    A new proposal could require India's utilities to purchase a mandatory amount of hydroelectric power as the country works to wean itself off fossil-fueled forms of power generation.

    Four hydropower projects honored during HydroVision Brasil 2013


    The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines congratulate the winners in the 2013 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented this past week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo.

    Hydroelectric power still fighting public perceptions in Brazil, industry leader says


    Speaking at the HydroVision Brasil 2014 conference and exhibition in Sau Paulo this morning, Flavio Decat de Moura, president of Furnas, said: “Hydro is treated as an evil.”

    IHA examines Manitoba's 695-MW Keeyask hydropower plant


    Manitoba Hydro's 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station has earned the distinction of becoming the first North American hydropower project to be evaluated under the International Hydropower Association's Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

    All hydroelectric power industry members invited to special webcast


    The organizers of Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America invite all members of the hydroelectric power industry to attend a special webcast that will discuss many of the issues facing project developers and operators.

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