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NHA addresses government concerns over proposed hydro legislation
03 December, 2015
The National Hydropower Association has spoken out against the US government Administration’s comments regarding the proposed North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (HR8).

US hydro industry mourns death of Julie Keil
03 December, 2015
Julie A Keil, a prominent figure in the US hydro industry for many years, sadly died on 24 November. Her most recent posts were held at GEI consultants and as chair of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.

US hydro industry leaders dispel false claims about licensing
20 November, 2015
Leaders of the hydropower industry have sent a letter to US House leadership calling for provisions to the recently approved energy bill that would bring hydropower licensing into the 21st century.

US Secretary of State urged to promote all renewables in climate talks
10 November, 2015
Leaders of the US biomass, geothermal and hydropower industries have urged Secretary of State John Kerry to support a “pan-renewable technologies approach at COP-21.” In a joint letter, the National Hydropower Association, Biomass Power Association and Geothermal Energy Association noted that these three technologies provide 86% of the world’s renewable power today and are expected to grow in the coming decades.

NHA to unlock hydro and expedite relicensing
10 November, 2015
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has unveiled a new education campaign. Unlock Hydro aims to generate awareness about hydropower’s ability to help the US fight climate change, and will educate the public about the outdated licensing process that keeps hydropower from realising its clean energy potential.

First Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol published for Peru
09 November, 2015
Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol results have been published for the 456MW Chaglla project in Peru.

SMEC awarded contracts in Nepal and Malawi
05 November, 2015
SMEC has recently announced it has been awarded deals to work on hydropower and dam schemes in Nepal and Malawi.

IHA re-elected to REN21 steering committee
21 October, 2015
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been re-elected to the steering committee of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), confirming hydropower’s role in the renewables family, the IHA said.

Blue Gold: tapping existing potential
20 July, 2015
Each year valuable hydro potential flows away through water pipes at existing infrastructure across the US. The Hydro Research Foundation is calling for policy and technological innovations to recapture this enormous untapped opportunity which has the potential to jump start additional hydropower development. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

Study identifies benefits of hydro in Europe
07 July, 2015
A macroeconomic study carried out on behalf of members of the hydropower industry has identified the direct and indirect benefits of hydropower in Europe, while suggesting that production could be increased across the continent by about 20% before 2030.

Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters named by NHA
05 May, 2015
Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in its Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Awards.

Registration open for US DOE’s Wave Energy Prize
29 April, 2015
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that its Wave Energy Prize competition is now underway, with a prize purse totalling more than $2 million available for top ranking teams.

There is no other industry like it
14 April, 2015
For almost 24 years the same executive director has served at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US. It is rare for one individual to be at the helm of any successful organisation for such a length of time, and it is indeed even rarer for that individual to be a woman. Suzanne Pritchard spoke with Linda Church Ciocci from the NHA about her vast experience of working in the hydropower industry.

The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower

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