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While There Are Obstacles, Hydropower May Spring to Life, says a Government Study

While There Are Obstacles, Hydropower May Spring to Life, says a Government Study

As North America and specifically the United States moves to create more of its electricity from cleaner burning fuels, hydropower may spring to life. While there will be obstacles, a new government study suggest that it can grow by as much as 50 percent in 35 years.

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: McCarthy Grilling, ConocoPhillips, Carbon Markets

The Senate confirmed REI chief executive Sally Jewell (pictured) as Interior Secretary on Wednesday, in an 87-11 vote, the Boston Globe reports. One of her first agenda items will be a rule proposing that companies publicly disclose the chemicals they use in fracking on public lands. The EPA will show flexibility … Read more »

IEA: Renewable Electricity Generation to Grow 40% in Five Years

IEA: Renewable Electricity Generation to Grow 40% in Five Years

Renewable electricity generation should grow by 1,840 TWh between 2011 and 2017, almost 60 percent above the 1,160 TWh growth reported between 2005 and 2011 – and a 40 percent increase over current levels, according to a study by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA says despite economic uncertainties … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Timberlands Water Pollution, Australia Carbon Tax, Keystone XL, NJ Solar

The Supreme Court will take up a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2010 ruling that stormwater on industrial timberlands is the same as pollution discharged from factories, requiring an EPA Clean Water Act permit. The ruling on an Oregon case would apply to logging roads on state, private and … Read more »