Senator Murkowski Introduces Bills to Boost Hydropower Generation
July 16, 2010
From Hydroworld: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing the production of electricity from renewable hydropower and creating jobs in America’s energy sector. The “Hydropower Improvement Act” and the “Hydropower Renewable Energy Development Act” would boost federal support for hydropower projects.
The Hydropower Improvement Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash; Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash; and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, aims to increase the capacity of our nation’s hydropower sources to generate clean, renewable electricity by up to 75,000 megawatts. Read more