Counterpoint: Hydropower Is a Star Among Renewables

Moreover, common-sense legislation to streamline licensing would help bring more of these clean-energy plants online. 

Linda Church Ciocci, NHA Executive Director  
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 18, 2015

With the nation searching for clean energy solutions, a recent commentary by Ron Way (“Is hydropower green? Not really,” Nov. 15) asked Minnesotans a valid question: Is hydropower green? The author’s conclusion, however, is at odds with the facts, the Department of Energy and the American people. Hydropower isn’t just a renewable — it’s the nation’s largest source of renewable energy, accounting for half of all generation of renewable energy.

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