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Land use authorization received for 393.3-MW Swan Lake pumped storage transmission line

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has issued a right-of-use authorization that allows for the construction of a transmission line associated with the 393.3-MW Swan Lake North Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project. The land is two remote 40-acre...

New leadership at the helm of IHA

The International Hydropower Association has a new leadership team at its helm, with newly elected President Roger Gill joining Chief Executive Eddie Rich, also fairly new to the association.  Rich took over from Richard Taylor on...

TVA’s Boone Dam remediation named outstanding project by AEG

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Boone Dam Internal Erosion Remediation Project has been named the 2019 Outstanding Environmental and Engineering Geologic Project by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. AEG is a professional association for scientists practicing in...

European Commission approves transaction between RWE and innogy

The European Commission has approved the transaction between RWE and E.ON, paving the way for “one of the most important transformations in the history of German industry, RWE says. Under the terms of the transaction, RWE’s stake in...
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Duke Energy vows zero carbon by 2050

Duke Energy, one of the largest utility holding companies in the U.S., has updated its climate strategy with the new goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Duke Energy announced the revised climate goals Tuesday and accelerated its...

Climate Bonds Initiative releases new Climate Resilience Principles

The Climate Bonds Initiative has released the Climate Resilience Principles (CRP) — high-level guidance for governments, investors and banks to determine when projects and assets are compatible with a climate-resilient economy.  Coordinated by  a partnership...
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DOE selects POET to direct Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) to act as network director for the Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) program. The three-year program supports testing and...

MAKO Tidal Energy Site opens in Singapore

The MAKO Tidal Energy Site, at the Sentosa Boardwalk in Singapore, was officially launched Sept. 17. This launch follows signing of a collaboration agreement between MAKO Energy Pte Ltd and Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) in December 2018 that...

FERC issues preliminary permit for 4.5-MW Lower Coosawattee Hydroelectric Project in Georgia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Cherokee Rivers Company LLC to study the feasibility of the proposed 4.5-MW Lower Coosawattee Hydroelectric Project in the Coosawattee River in Georgia. The project would be located...

Video insights from HydroVision International: Independent consultant Dr. Helen Locher

Dr. Helen Locher is one of four women chosen to receive the Women with Hydro Vision award for 2019, presented at HydroVision International 2019 during a special luncheon. Dr. Locher has a long history of contribution...