Bureau of Reclamation Supplemental Report Identifies Conduits with Hydropower Potential

By Joel Greene The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (“Reclamation”) has recently added 373 existing Reclamation conduits and canals, with the combined potential of generating an additional 365,219 megawatt-hours of hydropower annually, to its prior year’s Report that had identified 191 existing Reclamation dam and reservoir sites…

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BIA, Tribe Seek To Stall Approval of Hydro Power

The Bureau of Indian Affairs told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday to hold off on granting a preliminary permit for a proposed 2,000- megawatt pump storage hydroelectric project in Arizona, citing concerns about impacts to endangered species and water supplies. The BIA and the Yavapai-Apache Nation echoed concerns…

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Cape Wind’s Construction and Operation Plan Approved by DOI

The Cape Wind Project gets green light from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to begin construction—marking milestone for American offshore wind industry Boston, MA (April 19. 2011)– U.S. Secretary Ken Salazar today announced approval of the first-ever Construction and Operation Plan (COP) for a U.S. offshore wind energy…

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