Hydropower: Truly Clean?

Updated: Nov 26

By: Hung-Yeh Lee

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Hydropower is one of the biggest renewable energies produced world wide. It is the largest renewable source of energy in the world as it accounts for 16% of electricity produced globally in 2019; for comparison around 5% of electricity produced globally came from wind power. In the United States it is the second largest renewable source of energy which accounts for 6.3 % of the total U.S electricity. As climate change becomes an increasingly urgent topic for of