Federal Agencies Extend MOU for Hydropower Development

The Departments of the Interior and Energy and the Department of the Army for Civil Works (Army Corps of Engineers) announced that they have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The new agreement is an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower the three agencies signed in 2010.

In the new agreement- termed an Action Plan- the agencies commit to working toward the following:

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Colette Honorable of Arkansas to Join FERC as its Newest Commissioner

The US Senate has confirmed the nomination of Colette Honorable of Arkansas to be a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Ms. Honorable was endorsed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on December 11.

Honorable has served on the Arkansas Public Service Commission for seven years, including as chairwoman for four years. She is also a past president of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

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Another Look at Enloe Dam Says the Project Is Still Uneconomical

Conservation Groups and members of the Hydropower Reform Coalition today released an updated economics report by Rocky Mountain Econometrics (RME) on the proposed re-generation of power at Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River.

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