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Support Funding for Marine Energy and Hydropower Technology

Tell Congress to continue robust funding of the Water Power Technologies Office!

The commercialization of new advanced water power technologies represents a substantial opportunity for the United States to meet our increasing electricity needs with a clean source of energy that stimulates a broad range of job-creating industries.

Today, marine energy is an emerging industry which is developing cutting edge technologies that generate electricity from waves, currents, tides and in-stream resources. And hydropower, one of the most affordable and reliable electricity resources, is developing new technology to improve efficiency, flexibility, and environmental performance.

Funding, however, is needed to assist private sector-led research, development, and deployment of new innovative hydropower, pumped storage and marine energy technologies, which is supported by the Water Power Technologies Office within the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.