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My 17-year-old daughter participates in the Pride of Broken Arrow band program at the Broken Arrow, Okla., high school. She has been a member of the color guard portion of this national-award-winning band for three years.

Alcoa appeals state bid to thwart FERC relicensing of 210-MW Yadkin hydro project


Alcoa Power Generating Inc. has filed a state administrative appeal of North Carolina's denial of water quality certification intended to prevent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing of Alcoa's 210-MW Yadkin hydroelectric project.

Second federal RPS proposal also includes hydroelectric power


Legislation introduced to the Senate this past week would include hydroelectric power as part of a proposed national renewable electricity standard.

National renewable portfolio standard includes hydroelectric power


Legislation submitted to Congress yesterday could establish a national renewable portfolio standard that includes hydroelectric power in its definition of clean energy.

Court halts work at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project


Brazil's Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region has granted an injunction canceling a license for the construction of the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

House approves bill with hydroelectric power provisions


A bill passed 417-3 yesterday by the House of Representatives authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to authorize a number of water resource development activities, including those associated with hydroelectric power generation.

Sarawak Energy defends Murum hydropower resettlement plan


Sarawak Energy has issued a statement regarding the development of its 944-MW Murum hydropower plant following "the many statements, rumors and commentaries" made by a number of outlets about the project's Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).

Appeals court: FERC hydro license trumps state damage claims


A federal appeals court has ruled that state law-based property damage claims against a hydropower licensee are pre-empted by the Federal Power Act if the licensee acted in compliance with its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license.

Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong, minister says


Speaking at the Ontario Waterpower Association's annual conference and exhibition, Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli affirmed the role of hydroelectric power in the province's current and future energy sector.

FERC chair will join Stoel Rives LLP


Jon Wellinghoff, Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will join energy law practice Stoel Rives LLP after leaving FERC, the Portland-based firm said.

An Update from Canada


Not to give too much away, but I'm currently working on an update on the state of hydropower development in Canada for December's issue of Hydro Review magazine.

FERC hydro license amendments add 3.2 MW; third amendment seeks 170 kW


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved hydropower license amendments for projects in Wisconsin and Michigan, increasing installed hydro capacity 3.2 MW during September.

Government shutdown ends after Congress moves legislation


Congress approved a measure yesterday that will suspend the United States' debt limit until February 7, averting default and providing government funding for agencies that have been shuttered for more than two weeks.

Large hydro project development increasing, delegates tell World Energy Congress


Large hydropower projects are experiencing a global renaissance as developers in Central and Latin America, Russia and Canada are moving to exploit untapped hydroelectric power potential, World Energy Congress delegates were told earlier this week.

Mexican energy regulatory CRE approves five hydropower projects


Mexico's Comision Reguladora de Energia has approved five private hydropower projects that will add 365 MW of installed capacity.

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Bill introduced to aid American marine hydrokinetic industry

Perspectives: Let's Talk about Jobs


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