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Bringing hydro power out of gridlock
16 October, 2000
Environmental mitigation measures frequently affect the operation of hydroelectric plants worldwide. Environmental protection is important but so is hydro power’s valuable role in the electric grid. Public awareness of hydro’s capabilities needs to be heightened. After all, if given a choice between saving the salmon or sacrificing their own electricity, what would most consumers choose? Suzanne Pritchard reports

NHA goes with the flow
17 July, 2000
Although regulatory reform and increasing public awareness are still at the top of the National Hydropower Association’s campaign agenda, it is refocusing to meet its members’ changing needs. Suzanne Pritchard explains why NHA is striving to become a one-stop shop for the US hydro industry

It’s all a question of balance
17 July, 2000
Reforming the licensing process in the US is still a major issue for the hydro industry. Whether the answer lies with an administrative or legislative remedy, or both, is not important. What is important is that reform leads to balanced hydro power licences, as Suzanne Pritchard reports

A big burden for small shoulders
16 June, 2000
The future looks bright for the development of US small hydro. But despite this, some regulatory bodies are still wielding their power to hydro’s disadvantage. Suzanne Moxon reports

A revolutionary time
16 June, 2000
Small Hydro 2000 offered a valuable opportunity to discuss concerns, ideas and the future of small hydro. Gemma Newman reports

Fighting for recognition
16 June, 2000
Hydro power is still battling to be recognised as a renewable energy resource in the US. Suzanne Moxon explains how decommissioning and an increasing regulatory burden are contributing to the uphill struggle

A glimmer of hope
13 April, 2000
By using market forces and renewable obligations on electricity supply companies, the UK government says it is committed to developing renewable power. But will its new proposal help or hinder the small hydro industry? Suzanne Moxon reports

The evolution of licensing
12 January, 2000
The US hydro power industry has been battling to reform the licensing process for many years. Suzanne Moxon asked the director of hydro power licensing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for her views on the procedure

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