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'Giant Methane Factories': Hydropower Has Long Been Touted as Clean Energy. But Is It?

18 Jul 2023 | Abstracted from Newsreadeck

"...seminal study, published last year in Nature Geoscience, found that global emissions of methane from reservoirs are increasing over time, meaning their impact on the climate will grow if more isn't done to mitigate it...artificial reservoirs end up having a far larger climate impact than lakes and other natural bodies of water...hydropower's climate-warming emissions, though notable, are just a fraction of what fossil fuels emit each year"


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