Latest Hydroelectric power News

California’s greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly in 2018

Oct. 19, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Greenhouse gas emissions in California increased slightly in 2018 due largely to lower hydroelectric power use, according to a newspaper report Monday. The state Air Resources Board said California emitted the equivalent of 425 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2018...

Critics vow to continue efforts to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 5, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups are vowing to continue their fight to remove four dams on the Snake River in Washington state they say are killing salmon that are a key food source for endangered killer whales. But instead of working with federal agencies, conservationists intend to seek removal...

Pro-oil Alaska governor also backs renewable energy ideas

Sep. 23, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While Alaska's Republican governor continues promoting the oil industry underpinning the state's economy, he also has expressed interest in renewable energy projects. Gov. Mike Dunleavy said improvements in technology and decreasing costs of renewable power “open up some...

Transmission line referendum won't appear on November ballot

Aug. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state won't be putting a referendum targeting a 145-mile (233-kilometer) hydropower transmission corridor on the November ballot. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Friday that he will be abiding by a state supreme court ruling that the referendum question...