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Reclamation addresses dam safety at 2,078-MW Hoover

01/15/2013

Deficiencies identified in a recent U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of Hoover Dam are causing the Department of Reclamation to take "aggressive steps" in addressing them, HydroWorld.com has learned.

CEAA requests public comment on Elizabeth Falls hydroelectric plant proposal

01/15/2013

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is soliciting public comment on a proposed 42-50 MW hydropower project at Elizabeth Falls on the Fond du Lac River in Saskatchewan.

CEAA requests public comment on Elizabeth Falls hydroelectric plant proposal

01/15/2013

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is soliciting public comment on a proposed 42-50 MW hydropower project at Elizabeth Falls on the Fond du Lac River in Saskatchewan.

Three British Columbian hydroelectric projects receive environmental approval

01/11/2013

A trio of Canadian hydropower projects have been granted Environmental Assessment Certificates by the British Columbia government, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Three British Columbian hydroelectric projects receive environmental approval

01/11/2013

A trio of Canadian hydropower projects have been granted Environmental Assessment Certificates by the British Columbia government, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Supreme Court ruling has significant implications for hydro power industry

01/11/2013

The United States Supreme Court has unanimously held that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway does not qualify as the "discharge of a pollutant" under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Supreme Court ruling has significant implications for hydro power industry

01/11/2013

The United States Supreme Court has unanimously held that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway does not qualify as the "discharge of a pollutant" under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

McWherter sworn in by hydro power provider Tennessee Valley Authority

01/11/2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board of directors has sworn in Michael McWherter as its newest member, effective yesterday during a ceremony at the Estes Kefauver Federal Building and Courthouse in Nashville.

McWherter sworn in by hydro power provider Tennessee Valley Authority

01/11/2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board of directors has sworn in Michael McWherter as its newest member, effective yesterday during a ceremony at the Estes Kefauver Federal Building and Courthouse in Nashville.

Decision coming soon for 1,740 MW Santa Cruz hydroelectric projects, Argentina says

01/10/2013

Argentina's government will select from a pool of five international consortia for the construction of the 1,140-MW Presidente Nestor Kirchner and 600-MW Gobernador Jorge Cerpernic hydroelectric projects.

Decision coming soon for 1,740 MW Santa Cruz hydroelectric projects, Argentina says

01/10/2013

Argentina's government will select from a pool of five international consortia for the construction of the 1,140-MW Presidente Nestor Kirchner and 600-MW Gobernador Jorge Cerpernic hydroelectric projects.

U.K. might reconsider Severn Estuary tidal power proposal

01/10/2013

Parliament's Energy and Climate Change committee is taking another look at a plan that would produce a US$40 billion, electricity-generating barrage across the Severn Estuary, HydroWorld.com has learned.

U.K. might reconsider Severn Estuary tidal power proposal

01/10/2013

Parliament's Energy and Climate Change committee is taking another look at a plan that would produce a US$40 billion, electricity-generating barrage across the Severn Estuary, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Massachusetts governor to decide on dam safety improvement bill

01/09/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a bill recently approved by the state's legislature that would help improve dam safety.

Massachusetts governor to decide on dam safety improvement bill

01/09/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a bill recently approved by the state's legislature that would help improve dam safety.

What's In Store for Hydro Power in 2013?

01/09/2013

This is one of those questions that you really need a crystal ball to answer. Hydropower is a dynamic industry that is constantly growing and changing. So what is on the horizon for this industry as we ring in 2013?

What's In Store for Hydro Power in 2013?

01/09/2013

This is one of those questions that you really need a crystal ball to answer. Hydropower is a dynamic industry that is constantly growing and changing. So what is on the horizon for this industry as we ring in 2013?

Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

Droughts causing concern for Brazilian hydroelectric power producers

01/08/2013

An extended drought has Brazilian officials worried about the country's ability to meet consumer energy demand with hydroelectric resources, HydroWorld.com has learned.


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