The Hydropower Industry is Facing an Existential Threat

Clean hydropower is produced in several parts of the world with around 60 percent coming from China, Brazil, the United States, Canada, Russia, India, Norway, Venezuela, Sweden, and Japan. Now, more countries want to exploit their hydropower potential as governments worldwide push for a green transition. However, the industry faces …

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Europe’s Troubled Hydropower Legacy

Europe’s hydropower industry is flagging in the face of climate change and lack of support from policymakers, leaving a key low-carbon energy sector by the wayside. “It was a thin, panicked chant,” wrote Christoph Ransmayer, recalling when Austria’s biggest hydropower dam flooded its reservoirs in 1949 for the first time. …

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