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Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan sees Indus Water Treaty violations in proposed Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant

01/22/2013

Pakistan's Punjab Irrigation Department has objected to Indian plans for a new 1,500 MW hydroelectric plant at the Pakal Dul Dam, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan sees Indus Water Treaty violations in proposed Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant

01/22/2013

Pakistan's Punjab Irrigation Department has objected to Indian plans for a new 1,500 MW hydroelectric plant at the Pakal Dul Dam, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Sierra Leone seeks manager to expand 50-MW Bumbuna hydro project to 250 MW

01/22/2013

Sierra Leone's energy ministry invites applications to serve as project manager for the expansion of the 50-MW Bumbuna hydroelectric project to as much as 250 MW.

Sierra Leone seeks manager to expand 50-MW Bumbuna hydro project to 250 MW

01/22/2013

Sierra Leone's energy ministry invites applications to serve as project manager for the expansion of the 50-MW Bumbuna hydroelectric project to as much as 250 MW.

Albanian government approves construction of three new micro hydro projects

01/22/2013

Albania's territorial regulation body has granted licenses for the construction of three small hydroelectric projects.

Albanian government approves construction of three new micro hydro projects

01/22/2013

Albania's territorial regulation body has granted licenses for the construction of three small hydroelectric projects.

Xayaburi Dam

Laos' neighbors unhappy with Xayaburi dam construction

01/21/2013

A number of governments and organizations used the 19th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Meeting this past week to again voice their displeasure with Laos' 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydro project.

Xayaburi Dam

Laos' neighbors unhappy with Xayaburi dam construction

01/21/2013

A number of governments and organizations used the 19th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Meeting this past week to again voice their displeasure with Laos' 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydro project.

Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnamese prime minister calls for improvements to country's dam safety evaluations

01/17/2013

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Vietnam's various authorities to evaluate all of the country's hydroelectric projects in order to increase its dam safety, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnamese prime minister calls for improvements to country's dam safety evaluations

01/17/2013

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Vietnam's various authorities to evaluate all of the country's hydroelectric projects in order to increase its dam safety, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Reservoir Capital subsidiary granted concession to develop three small hydroelectric projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01/16/2013

The government of the Republika Srpska (an autonomous region of Bosnia and Herzegovina) has granted REV d.o.o. Foca, a subsidiary of Reservoir Capital Corp., a 30-year concession to develop and build three small hydroelectric facilities on the Cehotina River.

Reservoir Capital subsidiary granted concession to develop three small hydroelectric projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01/16/2013

The government of the Republika Srpska (an autonomous region of Bosnia and Herzegovina) has granted REV d.o.o. Foca, a subsidiary of Reservoir Capital Corp., a 30-year concession to develop and build three small hydroelectric facilities on the Cehotina River.

Washington, D.C.

Hydro industry energy policy reintroduced on Capitol Hill

01/16/2013

A bipartisan renewable energy policy designed to promote hydroelectric development has been reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Diana DeGette , D-Colo.

Washington, D.C.

Hydro industry energy policy reintroduced on Capitol Hill

01/16/2013

A bipartisan renewable energy policy designed to promote hydroelectric development has been reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Diana DeGette , D-Colo.

Hoover Dam

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.

Hoover Dam

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.

Fond du Lac River

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.

Fond du Lac River

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.

British Columbia

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.

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