U.S. House Passes Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2012 has passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a unanimous, bipartisan 372-0 vote.

“The future of American energy independence depends on the development of an ‘all of the above’ energy approach, and I’m proud that hydro is finally on its way to being part of it,” says Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), who co-authored the legislation.

The bill’s other author, Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), says it will also create a number of employment opportunities.

“This legislation will expand renewable and affordable hydropower, and create good jobs for American families,” DeGette says. “Together, the House has continued the bipartisan spirit in which the act was created — to help get Americans back to work and take a step forward in our nation’s clean energy leadership.

HydroWorld.com last reported on H.R. 5892 in June, when Linda Church Ciocci — executive director of the National Hydropower Association — called upon members to support the bill.

“The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act will continue the growth of the hydropower industry by encouraging development to bring additional affordable clean power to more Americans,” Ciocci says.

The bill must now go before the U.S. Senate.

Previous articleInto Thin Air: The Disappearance of Dozens of Chinese Solar Companies
Next articleIndia began to pay attention to the trade relationship with China after China has been assessed a double anti-tariff
Renewable Energy World's content team members help deliver the most comprehensive news coverage of the renewable energy industries. Based in the U.S., the UK, and South Africa, the team is comprised of editors from Clarion Energy's myriad of publications that cover the global energy industry.

No posts to display