18 Sep '13, 3am

The North American Hydropower Opportunity

It is no secret that many renewable energy advocates are not in favor of large hydropower. The methods that have been used in the past to create its enormous energy generating facilities were sometimes destructive to the environment, flooding forests, destroying animal habitats and harming ecosystems. The dams were often blamed for decreasing fish populations and interrupting the natural lifecycle of rivers. Hydropower has even been accused of causing the extinction of some animal species. However, there exists a threat that is even more worrisome to endangered species, a threat that has the potential to cause destructive flooding and destroy ecosystems: climate change. While scientists explain that they may never be able to point to one devastating incident as a direct result of our changing climate, we can all agree that the weather events we have seen over the past year...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/09...

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