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Congress agrees on hydropower

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For years, hydropower was viewed as an antiquated and tapped-out resource. Even here, in Washington state, it did not qualify for the voter-approved clean energy initiative, I-937. But all of that is starting to change.

Prior to adjourning for their August recess Thursday night, Congress did something unheard of these days, without much fanfare. They unanimously agreed.

The U.S. Senate passed two bills that will help unleash more of the available, reliable and domestic renewable energy resource that is hydropower.…

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