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Hydro

Hydro is a term we use to describe power that is derived from water based sources. These sources can include everything from the waves and tides of the world’s oceans through to its rivers and streams. Hydro has huge potential when it comes to the production of clean and renewable electricity.

In this section you’ll find a variety of articles covering hydro related topics such as hydropower, tidal power and even wave power.

Articles

The Three Gorges Dam in China, the world's largest hydroelectric dam.

The Three Gorges Dam Project

An interesting look at the Three Gorges Dam project in China which sits on the Yangtze River and is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam in terms of annual electricity generation.

A hydroelectric power facility that is in use.

Where Is Hydroelectricity Used?

Ever wondered where hydroelectricity is used? This article takes a look at the many different countries and regions that make use of this clean and renewable power source.

The Kerr hydroelectric dam in Montana, USA.

Hydroelectricity Facts

This article provides some interesting facts on hydroelectricity. Learn more about the history, production, consumption, and environmental impacts of this clean and renewable energy source.

A dam producing clean and affordable hydroelectric power.

Hydroelectric Power Pros & Cons

This article looks at different hydroelectric power pros and cons. Discover the advantages of using the world’s most popular renewable energy source. Understand the disadvantages that can also be associated with it.

The Glen Canyon Dam producing hydropower on the Colorado River.

What Is Hydropower?

Hydropower (or hydroelectric power) is a term used to refer to electricity that is produced by harnessing the kinetic energy of flowing water. Learn more about this process with the help of this article.

A picture showing the environmental impacts of a hydroelectric dam.

Environmental Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams

Learn about how hydroelectric dams have some significant environmental impacts that can have severe consequences for the biological, chemical and physical properties of rivers and their surrounding landscapes.