Hydropower is a term that’s used to refer to the kinetic energy that’s contained within a body of flowing water (such as a stream, river or jet.) The term hydropower should not be confused with the term hydroelectricity which is used to describe the electrical energy that can be generated from hydropower.
This section takes a look at various topics relating to both hydropower and hydroelectricity.
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.
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.
Does Hydropower Contribute To Climate Change?
Does hydropower contribute to climate change and global warming? Take a look at this article to find out.
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.
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.
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.
The Invention of Hydroelectricity
This article takes a look at the invention of hydroelectric power and how this form of clean and renewable electricity has evolved over the years.
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.