Hydropower

April 1, 2011--Senate panel could vote on hydropower, energy efficiency measures soon (New York Times)

A trio of hydropower bills and a measure on energy efficiency standards may be some of the first legislation the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee takes up this year. Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said earlier this week that he is planning to hold a legislative markup before the Senate breaks for its spring recess in two weeks and another before the Memorial Day recess in May.


March 22, 2011--Hydro bill sails to governor's desk on 65-0 vote (Pueblo Chieftain)

On Monday, the Colorado House by a 65-0 vote passed an amended version of HB1083, which now moves to Gov.


Historic Mayflower Mill Fueled by Hydropower

The San Juan County Historical Society has spearheaded the restoration of the historic Mayflower Mill on the Animas River in Silverton. Sunnyside Gold Corporation donated the mill to the society in 1998 as part of a $20 million restoration project. It currently operates as a self-guided tour for visitors interested in the area's mining history.

August 26, 2010--Ritter, feds agree to speed up permits for hydropower (Denver Post)

Gov. Bill Ritter signed an agreement Wednesday with the federal government that will make it easier to develop small hydropower projects.


August 24, 2010--Hydropower to fuel historic mill (Durango Herald)

The San Juan County Historical Society is about more than relics of the past,The organization has an entrepreneurial spirit, the latest manifestation of which is the development of a hydroelectric plant to support another venture - the restoration of the historic Mayflower Mill. Historical society leaders began to envision an opportunity when the Sunnyside Gold Corp.


August 23, 2010--Report: Grand Canyon threatened by low flows (Summit Citizens)

Grand Canyon National Park, an American and global icon, faces serious threats to its most important resources from uranium mining, air pollution and stream depletions, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.


August 19, 2010--New power for the San Juans (Durango Telegraph)

Unlike computers, where 10-year-old technology now seems ancient, the technology of small hydro plants has changed little in the last century. Consider the new hydroelectric plant in Ouray. In a shop along the Uncompahgre River, falling water pushes the blades of a generator originally manufactured in 1909.


August 19, 2009--Retrofitting dams to generate electricity (New York Times)

Environmental opposition often means that new hydropower facilities are non-starters. But there may be a way around that: retrofitting existing dams.


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