Policy Documents

Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Drop for Power

Deborah D. Thornton –
January 10, 2013

If the United States and state governments are concerned about renewable energy and global climate change issues caused by power generation from traditional sources such as oil and coal, they must reduce the onerous regulatory environment and increase support for hydroelectric power. Though hydropower is not flashy, with the “pretty” visuals that wind turbines and solar panels have, it is fundamentally a better, more reliable, and more controllable source of energy.