National

HRC and NPS Seek Comments on Draft Report

The Hydropower Reform Coalition has partnered with the National Park Service with assistance from the Department of Energy to produce a whitepaper on recreational issues related to the marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies, which is now available for public review.

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Oklahoma Sets Renewable Energy Goal, Includes All Hydro in its Renewable Portfolio

Last week, Governor Brad Henry signed a legislation requiring that Oklahoma generate 15% of its electricity through renewable energy sources by 2015. The legislation counts hydropower in its renewable portfolio along with wind, solar, photovoltaic, hydrogen, geothermal, and biomass.

Read a related Businessweek news article and the legislation.

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FERC, California Agree to Coordinate in Development of Hydrokinetic Projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and California have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate procedures and schedules at the federal and state levels for development of hydrokinetic energy projects off the California coast.

According to a FERC news release, FERC and California have agreed to the following:

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