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U.K. government rejects Severn Estuary tidal power proposal


The United Kingdom has rejected a proposal for a US$40 billion tidal power project that would have been located in the Severn Estuary, per a statement from Parliament's Energy and Climate Change Committee.

Ranking GOP senator opposes Obama nominee for FERC chairman


At the close of a confirmation hearing for President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ranking Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced she would be unable to support nomination of controversial Colorado consultant Ronald J. Binz to the commission.

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.

Eletrobras announces interest in Sao Manoel, Itaocara hydropower projects


Brazil's state-owned power company Eletrobras has announced its intention to bid on a pair of large hydropower projects in the country's upcoming A-5 power auction, president Jose da Costa Carvalho Neto said.

International Hydropower Association announces new board


The International Hydropower Association has announced the results of its 2013 board elections, establishing the committee that will oversee the organization to October 2015.

Liberia seeks social, environmental impact training for hydropower, electric sector


The government of Liberia invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide training in social and environmental impact assessments for power sector projects, including hydropower projects.

Welsh resources agency announces new environmental management standards


Natural Resources Wales will release a new approach to the way it assesses water availability for hydroelectric power production, the government sponsored management body announced this past week.

FirstEnergy asks FERC OK to transfer 11 hydro plants to LS Power unit


Multi-state utility FirstEnergy Corp. applied Sept. 4 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to transfer 10 hydropower licenses covering 11 hydro plants of 530 MW in three states to Harbor Hydro Holdings LLC, a unit of LS Power Group.

Ontario reviewing hydroelectric power potential of province's north


Engineering consulting firm Hatch has been retained by the Ontario government to undertake an updated analysis and evaluation of hydroelectric power potential in the province's northern region.

Afghanistan, Pakistan considering 1,500 MW hydropower plant


Council members and residents in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province have said they are interested in supporting a new hydropower project along the Kunar River that was recently proposed by Afghan and Pakistani ministers.

FERC sets workshop on implementing Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a workshop to begin studying how to implement streamlined hydropower project regulation under the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013.

EPE hopes for six hydropower projects in Brazil's December A-5 auction


Brazil's federal energy planning company, Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), hopes to include 1.2 GW-worth of hydroelectric projects in its December A-5 power auction, has learned.

Developer receives approval for 49.4-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project


The Gwynedd Council has granted the Quarry Battery Company (QBC) planning permission to develop a 49.4-MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant on the site of the former Glyn Rhonwy slate mine in Wales.

Industry experts to discuss Brazilian energy transmission issues


Recurring blackouts in northeastern Brazil have some questioning the reliability of the country's aging transmission infrastructure.

DOE announces US$16 million in funding for wave and tidal energy development


The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a total of US$16 million for 17 wave and tidal energy programs.

McGinn leaves renewable energy group ACORE


Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn's tenure as president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) ended today, following his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment before the August recess.

Stakeholders work toward relicensing 876.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydro project


Stakeholders have signed an agreement in principle for the relicensing of Duke Energy's 867.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydroelectric project and already have launched the negotiating process intended to create a relicensing agreement by November.

EIB, CABEI announce Central America hydroelectric power investment program


A new joint program announced by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will allow for hydropower project investments in six Latin American countries.



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