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August 13 -- Legislation designed to expand hydropower production in the United States by improving and streamlining the licensing process for small hydropower projects is now law. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act and the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act were signed into law by President Obama. Previously, the Senate unanimously passed the legislation just before it adjourned for August; the House passed each bill with nearly unanimous support earlier in the year. >>View Article

August 12 -- President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will streamline the licensing process for small hydropower projects. The law is one lobbied for by suppliers of hydroelectric components, including West Manchester Township-based Voith Hydro. >>View Article

August 5 -- Here’s something you hardly ever see anymore. The House and Senate just passed two bills to promote clean energy around the United States. Not only that, but the votes were virtually unanimous.So what’s this mysterious energy source attracting all-but-unheard-of bipartisan affection? Hydropower. >>View Article

Monday, 29 July 2013 13:48

A Renewed Push For Hydropower

July 29 -- For years, hydroelectric power development has languished under the burden of stereotype: Its potential is tapped out. It's detrimental to the environment. It's not "real" renewable energy. >>View Article

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:02

Hydropower And The Dams

July 24 -- To the Editor: In “Down Comes Another Dam” (editorial, July 22), you applaud the removal of a dam on the lower Penobscot River in Maine. >>View Article

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 20:51

Maine is an energy industry powerhouse

July 2 -- Henry Ford once said that you can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. This is our state’s challenge as our neighbors threaten to surge ahead of us in saving energy dollars, fighting pollution and attracting the innovative cleantech industries, jobs and investments of the future. In contrast, we were in danger of stalling, sending precisely the wrong signal to investors at the worst possible time. >>View Article

June 24 -- Hydropower will most sustainably take us into our energy future. In the 11th century, the power of rivers was harnessed to grind grains into flour. By the mid-1800s, fossil fuels were discovered and began to be used prolifically. By 1920, hydropower generated almost 40 percent of the United States' electricity. As fossil fuels became more prevalent, the use of hydropower dwindled. It was after the fossil fuel scare that hydropower came back. Its use has more than doubled since the 1970s, and today, hydropower accounts for about 30 percent of the world's energy, the most of any renewable energy source. >>View Article

June 17 -- Hydropower could play a larger role in New England’s energy mix as five of the region’s states, including Massachusetts, move to import more of it — most likely from Canada — and at least one has passed a law that could allow electricity from large-scale hydrolectric dams to be classified as green as wind or solar energy. >>View Article

May 22 -- Hydropower is a powerful and plentiful energy source. The U.S. Congress estimates that the country's hydropower industry employs 300,000 workers and generates about 7 percent of total U.S. electricity. The U.S. had 79 GW of installed hydropower in 2011, according to data from the Worldwatch Institute. >>View Article

May 2 -- Hydropower offers an effective way to balance grids that increasingly have to cope with variable renewable energy supply, and this may end the long lull in hydroelectric projects caused by economic and planning hurdles in developed countries. The vast majority of electricity is presently consumed at the instant of generation, putting a premium on electricity storage. >>View Article

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