The economic analysis of the proposed Goldendale pumped storage project near the Columbia River shows it is unlikely that this project will be financially viable.
This report examines the near-catastrophic failure of the tallest dam in the country, and calls for action on 18 recommendations, and dozens of sub-recommendations in 4 key areas: addressing California’s aging dam infrastructure, operating dams more safely and efficiently, advancing multi-benefit flood management projects, and increasing transparency and public engagement.
This report on the since-abandoned hydro project at Jackson Lake Dam examines the legal and policy limitations on building a hydro project in a National Park, as well as some implications of the project if it had been built as proposed.
On July 8th, 2008, hedge fund manager T. Boone Pickens announced his intention to develop a large wind farm in his home state of Texas, but a year later Pickens decided against doing so. Troubled credit markets, along with falling natural gas prices, have eliminated or stalled many renewable-energy projects. The 1973 OPEC oil embargo gave impetus to federal and state policies to spur development of indigenous energy sources, including non-hydro renewable ones.