Below are news updates about hydropower and marine energy technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Water Power Technologies Office, and other federal agencies.

May 23, 2023

Ripple Effect: Pennsylvania Skies Nudged Mark Glick into Clean Energy; Now He Sees Hydropower in Hawai'i's Future

Mark Glick was interested in public policy from an early age. Today, as chief energy officer for the Hawai'i State Energy Office, he supports the state’s clean energy transition with help from water power.

May 10, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of the 2023 Hydropower and Marine Energy Collegiate Competitions

Endicott College and University of New Hampshire were the overall winners of the inaugural HCC and the fourth annual MECC

May 9, 2023

Faces of Public Service: Corey Vezina

Getting to work with a diverse group of people is particularly rewarding for Corey Vezina. Find out why else he was drawn to work in public service.

May 8, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Releases Nearly $600 Million to Modernize and Advance Water Power Across America

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Invests in Expanding Marine Energy and Hydroelectric Power to Increase Access to Reliable Clean Power for Americans

May 4, 2023

Developing Marine Energy Technologies to Expand and Diversify the U.S. Energy Portfolio

Explore the marine energy projects in the Water Power Technologies Office’s 2021–2022 Accomplishments Report that are helping to expand and diversify the U.S. energy portfolio.

May 4, 2023

Advancing Hydropower Technologies to Support the Clean Energy Transition

Learn more about the hydropower projects in the Water Power Technologies Office’s 2021–2022 Accomplishments Report that are supporting the clean energy transition.

May 3, 2023

New Report Outlines Opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials to Modernize Hydropower Fleet

A new report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory discusses the potential to use advanced manufacturing and materials to modernize the existing hydropower fleet and enable designs for new hydropower technologies.

April 24, 2023

Water Power Technologies Office Focuses on Funding Opportunities and Accomplishments at Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar

The Water Power Technologies Office hosted its latest semiannual stakeholder webinar on April 4, 2023, and the team shared information about current and upcoming funding opportunities, recent accomplishments, and new initiatives.

April 21, 2023

Investing in the Planet Means Investing in Water Power—And People

This Earth Day’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” At the Water Power Technologies Office, investing in the planet means investing in people. This year, the office has more initiatives underway and resources available than ever before.

April 18, 2023

Student Competitions Support a Diverse Clean Energy Workforce

Learn how EERE supports the next generation of Clean Energy Champions through fun technology challenges as they prepare for clean energy careers.