https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3808.jpg 1200 1800 Alan Journet https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SOCAN-logo-300x126.png Alan Journet2021-08-31 11:40:072021-08-31 11:58:23Long considered a “clean” energy source, hydropower can actually be bad for climate
Long considered a “clean” energy source, hydropower can actually be bad for climate
November 15, 2019/EDF
A new EDF study published this week in Environmental Science and Technology shows that hydropower — the leading renewable energy technology projected to grow rapidly — is not always as good for the climate as broadly assumed. Moreover, continuing to assume that it is could mean that projects meant to reduce greenhouse emissions will unintentionally increase them instead.
Motivated by pervasive misconceptions of the climate impacts of hydropower, we assessed the warming impacts over time of sustained greenhouse gas emissions estimated from nearly 1,500 existing hydropower plants around the globe. We also looked at the implications of future hydropower development.
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