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Media Advisory



Assistant Secretary Castle to Discuss Administration Progress on Increasing Renewable Energy at National Hydropower Association Conference Monday



04/13/2012


 Contact: Adam Fetcher (202) 208-6416


WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Monday, April 16, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Water and Science Anne Castle is expected to release a progress report on strategies to develop new U.S. hydropower generation at the National Hydropower Association Conference at the Capital Hilton.

The report highlights the collaborative work of the Department of the Interior, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Energy to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the agencies signed in March 2010 to advance development of clean, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable hydropower generation as part of President Obama’s comprehensive energy strategy.

The two-year progress report details accomplishments toward achieving 13 high-level goals named in the MOU and 17 specific action items for helping to meet those goals. Collaboration and partnerships with other federal agencies, the hydropower industry, the research community, and numerous stakeholders, have helped these agencies succeed in their efforts.

WHO: Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Water and Science
WHAT:
Remarks at National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Plenary Address
WHEN:
Monday, April 16, 2012, 1:00 pm EDT
WHERE: 
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
MEDIA: Pre-registration for press is required; please contact Matt Nocella at matt@hydro.org
FULL CONFERENCE AGENDA: The full conference agenda can be found at http://www.nationalhydroconference.com/index.html

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