Power generation from renewable sources is expected to surpass that from natural gas by 2016, becoming the second most important global electricity source, after coal.
Taking advantage of existing hydropower, Facebook opens a data center in Luleå, Sweden, that the company says run 100 percent on renewable energy.
Small hydro, often seen as relatively benign, could be as bad as or worse than large projects, researchers say after studying China’s Nu River and its tributaries.
New findings show deforestation around rivers, a tactic thought to increase flow and therefore production at downstream dams, does the opposite.
As the world gets hotter everywhere, some areas get wetter, more drier, and extreme weather becomes more common, how will the potential of hydropower to generate renewable electricity change?
Yellowstone National Park demonstrates that smart microhydro projects can be emissions free and environmentally safe.
A new International Energy Agency report supports the boom in hydropower around the world; in the U.S., the focus is on making existing facilities more efficient.