Research and Development

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report that examines several of the most notable policy approaches for accelerating the transition to a renewable energy economy and achieving scientifically-based reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report — Advancing America’s Climate Leadership: Policy Options That Most Effectively Put Renewable Energy to...
Environmental

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had awarded low-impact certification status to one hydroelectric facility and recertified a second one: Hanover Pond Dam Project certified, from August 12, 2019, through August 11, 2024 Hoosic River Project recertified, from July 9, 2019, through July 8, 2024 The 220-kW Hanover Pond Dam project is on...
Environmental

According to a report from the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree approving a national action plan for the first stage of adaptation to climate change, for the period up to 2022. This national plan defines economic and social measures that will be implemented by federal and...
New Development

Senace, Peru’s environmental certification service for sustainable investments, has approved an update to Hidroeléctrica Río Huamuco’s citizen participation plan as part of the detailed environmental impact statement for the Huamuco hydro project. The project, to be built on the Humauco River in Maranon province in the central highland region of Huanuco, was originally proposed to...
Environmental

Kimberly Harriman is senior vice president public and regulatory affairs with the New York Power Authority. NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the U.S., operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. More than 80% of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. She is responsible for community...
Finance

By Elizabeth Ingram The end of the year is the perfect opportunity to look back, to reflect on what has passed, before the new year when we naturally focus on the future. As I reflect on the news and issues we’ve covered on Hydro Review over the past year, I can identify five big trends...