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50GW by 2050: Hydropower’s Vision for Growth

New analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy finds hydropower can sustainably grow by nearly 50 GW by 2050.

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Groups Send Congress Letter Urging Passage of Bill to Modernize Licensing Process

Energy & Union organizations sent a letter to House & Senate Energy leaders supporting legislation to unlock hydropower to create jobs

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Hydropower Vision: Hydropower and The Grid

It’s widely known that hydropower is clean and renewable. But it’s value to the grid too often goes unnoticed. Here are a few ways hydropower benefits America’s electrical grid.

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Denver Post: To meet future water and power needs, streamline federal process

Hydropower is the most consistent renewable energy and can be used to provide a base-load capacity alongside less reliable energy sources like wind and solar...

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House Passes Bill to Accelerate Small Hydropower Projects

U.S. House passes Promoting Conduit Hydropower Facilities Act (H.R. 2786) which eliminates the 5 MW limitation for small hydropower projects to utilize the expedited approval process.

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DOE Grid Study Recommends Modernizing Hydropower Licensing Process

The Energy Department released a new report showing that hydro plays a critical role in the electric grid...

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Hydropower is NOT a major source of Greenhouse-gas Emissions

Only about 3% of all U.S. reservoirs are equipped with hydropower. Hydro help nation avoid 200 million metric tons of Co2.

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