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Published on June 28th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Hydropower Continues to Grow Steadily



 
Hydropower is the grandfather of renewable energy. But it’s still growing at a steady clip. The bulk of the recent growth, as with just about everything energy related, is in China. Here’s the story from the Earth Policy Institute on sister site sustainablog:



Hydropower Continues Steady Growth (via sustainablog)

By Hayley Moller World hydroelectric power generation has risen steadily by an average 3 percent annually over the past four decades. In 2011, at 3,500 billion kilowatt-hours, hydroelectricity accounted for roughly 16 percent of global electricity generation, almost all produced by the world’s 45…


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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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