Hydropower Development on the Mississippi River

Hydropower Development on the Mississippi River

This paper describes the existing hydropower generation on the Mississippi River and looks at what may be coming down the pipe. It also provides an overview of early concerns regarding power development and provides recommendations on river management from an energy...
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.

The Sturgeon River Project: A Case Study

The Sturgeon River Project: A Case Study

This report by Lee Emery, Fishery Biologist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is the result of an analysis conducted of all dam removals and dam removal proposals for FERC-licensed projects. The report focuses on a case study of the Sturgeon River Project (P-2471), which has been removed since this study was written.