GreenGen Mokelumne Pumped Storage Project

GreenGen Mokelumne Pumped Storage Project

GreenGen LLC recently released an annual progress report for its proposed Mokelumne Pumped Storage Project P-14796, which outlined activities over the past year and announced that it expects to file a draft pre-application document (PAD) with the Federal Energy...
Columbia Basin Initiative- One Year Later

Columbia Basin Initiative- One Year Later

This February marks the one-year anniversary of Congressman Mike Simpson’s Columbia Basin Initiative, a framework for salmon recovery, investment in infrastructure, and clean energy development across the Northwest. The CBI represents a significant shift in regional...
Are there “good” dams and “bad” dams?

Are there “good” dams and “bad” dams?

We just released an issue of TROUT magazine that focuses most of its 100 pages on the need to remove four dams from the Lower Snake River.  That was an easy call for me as editor because I think removal of the Lower Snake dams, thus giving a huge percentage of steelhead and salmon in the Lower 48 a chance for survival, will be the defining issue for this generation of anglers and others who care about native species.

GreenGen Mokelumne Water Battery Project Update

GreenGen Mokelumne Water Battery Project Update

The GreenGen Mokelumne Water Battery Project is a hydropower project with a long history, beginning back in 2008 with the original proposal by PG&E. This “pumped storage” system would pump water from Salt Springs Reservoir into Upper or Lower Bear Reservoir at...