Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013: Only 3% of the 80,000 dams in the United States generate electricity

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This bill passed the House on February 13th, 2013 with complete concensus. It finds that only 3% of the 80,000 dams in the United States generate electricity, and in section 6 has the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission investigate the feasibility of the issuance of a license for hydropower development at nonpowered dams and closed loop pumped storage projects in a 2-year period.

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