North America

This article provides a comprehensive review of the laws and federal actions that encouraged hydropower development, beginning in the 1920s. Recent legislation and executive actions beginning in 2013 make it evident there is a similar, if not more aggressive, movement to once again revitalize the hydropower industry. Where the goal of government to diversify and...
Business

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) reports that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has signed an implementation agreement to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). Under the agreement, BPA will join the Western EIM in 2022. “We see BPA’s participation in the Western EIM as the natural next step in a collaborative partnership that...
Environmental

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are joining forces to support climate adaptation and resilience and to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals through renewables. In a memorandum of understanding signed Sept. 10 by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and UNCCD’s Executive Secretary Ibrahim...
Business

Malaysia’s energy minister today vowed to embrace the energy transition and deliver the necessary government incentives to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to her country. Delivering the keynote speech at POWERGEN Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Yeo Bee Yin said that “energy is an enabler for economic development. Energy is not about creating profits –...