California Determines Hydropower from British Columbia Not Eligible as Renewable Energy

On January 15, 2014, the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report that concluded hydropower from British Columbia (BC) is not eligible as renewable in California (CA) and recommended not revising (i.e. weakening) the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) hydropower regulations to allow eligibility. This effectively closes the door on a terrible idea and long process that began in 2008 for California Hydropower Reform Coalition members and BC river advocates.
 
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HRC Produces a Recreational Assessment of Proposed Tidal Energy Project

The Hydropower Reform Coalition and the National Park Service have collaborated to produce an assessment of the recreational issues surrounding a proposed tidal energy project in the Kenai Peninsula near Nikiski Alaska.

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Public Comment Deadline on NWPCC Protected Areas Program

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) is currently amending its Fish and Wildlife Program, including its Protected Areas Program.  This Program protects 44,000 miles of rivers and streams from new hydropower dams in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.  Rivers where new hydropower dams have been determined to have irreversible negative impacts.  We now have an opportunity to make this protection even stronger.
 
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