Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hydro Power

Hydro - Power

Cartographer: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Hydropower potential (theoretical possitibility for electricity generation).

Hydropower represents a clean and renewable energy source, but not without problems. Dams and reservoirs disrupt nature and culture in several ways.

The potential hydropower depends on the topography and precipitation in the countries. Being a mature technology, hydropower still leaves some possibilities to increase the effectiveness. Introducing new hydropower plants will reduce the dependency on mineral fuels, such as oil, coal and gas.

Coded message for XineAnn: Being a mountain monkey pays off. :-)

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