President Obama recently signed a bill into law that will help develop small hydropower projects across the nation. It could also bring jobs and help landowners in our area.
The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act passed unanimously in both the house and senate. The bipartisan effort could open the door for an entire new wave of green energy projects using water sources like irrigation canals to create hydropower on a smaller scale.
“As we continue to advance in an all of the above energy strategy, we must remember to include our nations largest, cleanest, most affordable, reliable and renewable energy source…Hydropower,” said Republican Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers.