Power Engineering Magazine
A bill that would significantly increase hydropower spending in the 2012 Fiscal Year has gained congressional and presidential approval.
The bill, which combines nine spending bills and has gained bipartisan support, provides US$59 million for the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Water Power Research and Development Program. Of that, $25 million would be earmarked for marine and hydrokinetic research, development and demonstration; $25 million would go to conventional hydropower; and the remainder would be used to develop infrastructure projects. Read More