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Title: Environmental Issues Related to Conventional Hydropower

Hydropower is the largest renewable electrical energy source in the world and has a total global capacity of approximately 1,010 GW from 150 countries. Although hydropower has many environmental advantages, hydropower dams have potential adverse ecological impacts such as fish passage, water quality, and habitat alterations.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327146
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-82412
WC0100000
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia, 404-409
Publisher:
JH Lehr, J Keeley and TB Kingery; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydropower; fish passage; turbine; dams