Hydro produces more carbon in tropics

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Not all green Hydroelectric power production is seen an important part of the renewable energy mix, but a new study challenges its green credentials in tropical regions. Globally hydroelectricity makes up 16 per cent of the total amount of electricity produced each year, and the number of new hydroelectric power projects are steadily increasing, particularly in developing countries. Despite concerns about their effects on wildlife, displaced local populations and changes to river flows, hydroelectricity......

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