Former North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark was sworn in last week as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Clark fills the position left vacant after the departure of Marc Spitzer, who resigned in December 2011.
A new interactive Google Earth video, produced by International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International, aims to show how damming rivers around the world can exacerbate climate change.
The approximately 12-minute video uses computer animation to simulate the potential climate hazards associated with building dams in Africa, the Himalayas, and the Amazon.
Watch the Youtube Video here.
The Hydropower Reform Coalition is partnering with the National Park Service to organize a “Hydrokinetics and Recreation Workshop” in Memphis, Tennessee on October 18 and a boating trip on the Mississippi River on Oct 19.
A Hydropower Resource Assessment performed by the Bureau of Reclamation for its existing sites, including dams, diversions, canals, and tunnels, estimates that there is potential to add 225MW of capacity at the Bureau’s sites.