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DOE Says Nation Can Boost Hydroelectric Generation by 50% by 2050

Hydroelectric generation is the largest type of renewable generation, totaling about 101,000 megawatts (MW) in the U.S. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydropower…

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Mon Sep 19 2016

DOE Says Nation Can Boost Hydroelectric Generation by 50% by 2050

Hydroelectric generation is the largest type of renewable generation, totaling about 101,000 megawatts (MW) in the U.S. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydropower Vision report sees that capacity rising to 150,000 MW by 2050. Concerns about climate change and environmental protection have led the DOE to take a harder look at the potential to increase hydro generation. »