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Marla Barnes

Are you ready for the world's largest hydroelectric power event?

01/31/2013

HydroVision International 2013 is shaping up to be the best HydroVision yet. Don't miss it.

Ken Salazar

Salazar announces plan to leave government agency

01/31/2013

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that he will leave the government agency by the end of March, having fulfilled the four-year commitment he made to President Barack Obama.

Ken Salazar

Salazar announces plan to leave government agency

01/31/2013

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that he will leave the government agency by the end of March, having fulfilled the four-year commitment he made to President Barack Obama.

Site C Hydropower Project

BC Hydro submits environmental impact assessment for proposed Site C hydro project

01/30/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro has submitted an environmental impact statement for its proposed 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Site C Hydropower Project

BC Hydro submits environmental impact assessment for proposed Site C hydro project

01/30/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro has submitted an environmental impact statement for its proposed 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project

01/29/2013

A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project

01/29/2013

A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.

Panama Map

New hydro projects provide big boost for Panama's installed capacity

01/29/2013

Statistics provided by Panama's Empresa de Transmision Electrica S.A. show the country's installed capacity generated by hydroelectric projects increased more than 13% in 2012, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Panama Map

New hydro projects provide big boost for Panama's installed capacity

01/29/2013

Statistics provided by Panama's Empresa de Transmision Electrica S.A. show the country's installed capacity generated by hydroelectric projects increased more than 13% in 2012, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Map of Georgia

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

Map of Georgia

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

House of Representatives Seal

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.

House of Representatives Seal

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.

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