Hydropower: The Hidden Gem of Renewable Energy Generation
As the latest energy and climate debate continue, Consumer Energy Alliance remains an advocate for shining light on the challenges ahead for implementing various proposed state and federal renewable energy policy proposals and carbon reduction requirements in a manner that ensures that our grid remains reliable and will not put downward pressure on the budgets of families and small businesses.
Interestingly, while these ongoing renewable energy debates continue, there is an energy source that has been a hidden gem. Though it’s been around for almost 2,000 years, hydropower generation has been almost completely left out of most major renewable energy conversations.
So, why haven’t we talked more about it?