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Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

Hydropower's Untapped Potential


A close look at the hydropower industry reveals a bullish future. Learn about how upgrading existing turbines and embracing small-scale hydro could give an old industry new life.

Waneta Expansion Project connects to BC Hydro grid


The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP) — a joint venture between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust — has connected the 335-MW Waneta Expansion Project to  BC Hydro's electrical grid.

Kansas governor signs deal on renewable energy mandates


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a compromise between the wind energy industry and critics of the state's green energy mandate.

Montrose hydroelectric facility gets federal grant


A new hydroelectric facility in Montrose is getting nearly a million dollars as part of a federal project to invest in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West.

Report: Triple investment in clean energy to reach $1.2 trillion


A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming.

California power supplies adequate as summer heat nears


With the hot days of summer approaching, state analysts estimated Thursday that California has sufficient power supplies to keep the air conditioners running and the lights on.

Tenth Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Co-Located with HydroVision International


The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) today announces that its 10th annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference will be co-located this year with HydroVision International, the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide.

SunEdison buys wind, solar, hydropower projects in China & Latin America


SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) signed definitive agreements to acquire five portfolios of renewable energy projects and two corporate platforms in Latin America and China.

295 MW of new generation capacity comes online during March, FERC reports


The amount of new electric generation capacity commissioned during March was a relatively modest 295 MW, according to a monthly infrastructure update from a branch of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

EIA: Coal-fired generation alive and well in the coming decade


Coal-fired power generation from existing plants will increase through 2025, this according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation


Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies


The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

NY announces $160M in clean energy funding


New York state is investing $160 million in efforts to build and expand renewable energy projects around the state.

LePage aims to cut prices, transform Maine's energy future


Maine became the regional wind power leader under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, but change is in the air as Gov. Paul LePage makes an aggressive push away from his predecessor's renewable energy policies.

DOE, US Army Corps extends MOU for Hydropower


The Departments of Interior, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works division have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower for an additional five years.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee


An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

San Diego considers hydropower project


The city of San Diego and San Diego County Water Authority are considering the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the San Vicente Reservoir, according to a report by KPBS Public Broadcasting.

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought


This winter's record-low snowfall means less hydroelectricity for California.