BREAKING: Recent Report Shows hydropower Reservoirs in Alabama Emit *Substantial* Amounts of Methane

BREAKING: Recent Report Shows hydropower Reservoirs in Alabama Emit *Substantial* Amounts of Methane

The Alabama Rivers Alliance (ARA), in partnership with PhD students from the Virginia Scientist-Community Interface (V-SCI), has used the G-res modeling tool to analyze the net methane and carbon dioxide emissions of two of Alabama Power’s hydropower facilities, and the results show that these supposedly “clean” and emissions-free hydropower dams and reservoirs actually create and emit significant quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Action Alert: Battle Creek Dams

Action Alert: Battle Creek Dams

There’s progress happening in Battle Creek. PG&E, owner of the Battle Creek Hydroelectric Project, has filed a request with FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to amend their license to move forward with a new phase of dam removal and river...
The Clean Water Act at 50

The Clean Water Act at 50

This week, I joined environmental policymakers from the White House and Congress in marking the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, one of the most important laws signed in the past 50 years.
How would you feel if the Grand Canyon ran dry?

How would you feel if the Grand Canyon ran dry?

The situation on the Colorado River continues to get worse. For months, there has been abundant news about falling lake levels (Lake Powell is below 25% full, and Lake Mead is hovering below 30% full) and while some areas of the west had a terrific monsoon, other...