Last updated on: 10/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

National Hydropower Association Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The U.S. hydropower industry is ready to lead the country in the creation of 700,000 family-supporting jobs by 2025 as it helps steer the United States toward energy security and a clean, renewable energy future.

Hydropower can add 60,000MW of clean, renewable energy to the nation’s electric grid by 2025. That’s enough to serve 17 million households – the equivalent of all the homes in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined…

In addition to providing clean, affordable, domestic electricity, hydropower also helps foster the growth of other renewable energy resources. By providing load firming and energy storage, hydropower helps maximize the benefits of solar and wind resources, too.”

“Hydro Works for America,” www.hydro.org, Oct. 13, 2009

Description:

“The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the hydropower industry…

NHA unites the diverse North American hydropower community, providing a powerful advocacy voice among U.S. decision makers, the general public and the international community. Through membership, individuals and organizations gain access to regulatory bodies, influence over energy and environmental policy and a means to exchange valuable information with one’s peers.

Founded in 1983, NHA represents 61 percent of domestic, non-federal hydroelectric capacity and nearly 80,000 megawatts overall in North America. Its membership consists of more than 140 organizations including public utilities, investor owned utilities, independent power producers, equipment manufacturers, environmental and engineering consultants and attorneys.”

“Who We Are,” www.hydro.org (accessed Oct. 26, 2009)

Mission:

“[T]o secure hydropower’s place as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental and energy policy objectives.”

“Who We Are,” www.hydro.org (accessed Oct. 26, 2009)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Build More Hydropower Dams?