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Peruvian legislators introduce bill to expedite hydroelectric power development


Peruvian legislators have submitted a bill to the country's congress that seeks to speed the approval process for hydroelectric projects with capacities greater than 20 MW.

Government shuts down Vietnam's Dong Nai 6, 6A hydropower projects


The Vietnamese government has rejected proposals for the 135-MW Dong Nai 6 and 106-MW Dong Nai 6A hydropower projects, citing the results of a recent environmental impact report.

TVA announces record hydroelectric power production in FY 2013


The Tennessee Valley Authority broke its 40-year old record for electricity generated within a fiscal year, TVA announced following the close of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30.

Bank seeks consultants to advance private hydro development in Guinea


The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to help Guinea's Ministry of Energy advance private hydro development in Guinea.

Government shutdown postpones FERC workshop on Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has postponed a hearing on implementation of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 as a result of a shutdown of the federal government due to Congress' lack of agreement on spending measures.

Government shutdown's impact on hydropower industry unclear


Clouds of uncertainty hang over Washington D.C. after Congress was unable to pass the federal budget before the new fiscal year began at 12 a.m. this morning, sending the government into its first shutdown since 1995.

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.

Controversial Obama nominee withdraws from bid to be FERC chairman


Facing the prospect of a negative recommendation from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, controversial Colorado consultant Ronald J. Binz withdrew his nomination by President Obama to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Work OK to resume at Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires, court rules


Brazil's Supremo Tribunal Federal has reversed a decision that halted work on the country's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydroelectric plant, per a ruling by Judge Ricardo Lewandowski this week.

Pakistan, India at odds over four hydropower project proposals


Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed concerns within the country's National Assembly about four Indian hydropower projects that potentially violate the Indus Waters Treaty.

Norway seeks evaluation of national dam safety program


Norway's petroleum and energy ministry seeks bids to evaluate the government's program to assure dam safety in Norway.

FERC issues Alaska hydro license, exempts projects in Colorado, California


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensed a small hydro project in Alaska and issued exemptions from licensing to projects in Colorado and California during August.

President Obama gives OK for small hydropower project in Denali


President Barack Obama has signed off on legislation that will allow for the construction of a 50 kW small hydropower project within Alaska's Denali National Park.

Brazil still hotbed for hydropower development, but conditions could be better


It probably isn't coincidence that Eletrobras Furnas president Flavio Decat remarked that "hydro is treated as an evil" during his HydroVision Brasil 2013 keynote address just days after work was suspended at the country's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydropower project.

Chile firm seeks feasibility study of biomass-hydropower renewable energy park


Developer Bioenergy S.A. seeks proposals from U.S. firms to perform a feasibility study of a 58-MW biomass and hydropower renewable energy park near Mulchen, Chile.

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.”

Court shuts down work at Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydropower plant


Work on Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydropower project has been halted, per an order given to Companhia Hidreletrica Teles Pires by a federal court this past week.

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.

HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts deadline extended


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts following a surge in interest from those interested in presenting technical papers or participating on panel presentations.

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.

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