Definition of hydropower
: hydroelectric power
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That would be a massive shift from the current power makeup, as in 2016, the United States only got 6.5 percent of its electricity from hydropower, 5.6 percent from wind, and 0.9 percent from solar.
And the cats stomping grounds, between Macedonia and Albania, faces threats from logging, road-building, over-hunting, and hydropower development.
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Power is holding a legislative hearing Wednesday on hydropower and water bills.
In that time frame, renewable energy (excluding hydropower) has ticked up from the low single digits to around 10 percent.
Those hydropower plants can act like a battery, absorbing electricity from solar and wind farms when supply exceeds demand, and pumping that climate-friendly energy back onto the grid when it's needed.
The budget proposes $38 million for navigation, hydropower and recreation projects at the Soo Locks.
While India, Pakistan and China have all developed massive hydropower plants along the Himalayan mountains, Nepal’s civil war and political instability scared off investment for decades.
A rail cargo link between China and Central Asia across the northern Afghan province of Balkh opened in August and the country is discussing possible Chinese investment in rail, hydropower and fiber-optic networks.
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Definition of hydropower for English Language Learners
: electricity produced from machines that are run by moving water
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