Potential Effect of Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) on Hydroelectric Development In The United States

Potential Effect of Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) on Hydroelectric Development In The United States

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.

Stranded Midstream: Cause and Consequence of Hydropower Regulatory Delay

Stranded Midstream: Cause and Consequence of Hydropower Regulatory Delay

Rivers are the lifeblood of America. They travel through virtually every community. They are the source of recreation, commerce, ecological stability and services, and even spiritual renewal. For some of these very same reasons, rivers are also a source of tension, controversy, and conflict. The past 100 years have witnessed an unprecedented level of development on our nation’s rivers.