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Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

Global spatial distribution of future hydropower dams, either under construction (blue dots; 17%) or planned (red dots; 83%). Credit: Aquatic Sciences; DOI: 10.1007/s00027-014-0377-0. An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the […]