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Nonhydro Renewables Now Routinely Surpass Hydropower Generation

August 3, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Hydro and Nonhydro

April marked the eighth consecutive month that total monthly nonhydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. Only a decade ago, hydropower accounted for three times as much generation in the United States as nonhydro renewable sources.[read more]

EIA Projections Show Hydro Growth Limited by Economics not Resources

July 11, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Hydro and Economics

A recent study conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy, the New Stream-reach Development Resource Assessment, finds that 61 gigawatts (GW) of hydroelectric power potential exists at waterways without existing dams or diversion facilities.[read more]