As Cost Of Renewables Falls, Large-Scale Hydropower Seen As A Risky Bet

April 3, 2015 3:57 PM

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As Cost Of Renewables Falls, Large-Scale Hydropower Seen As A Risky Bet

As investments in wind and solar power climb, backing major hydropower projects may be seen as a risky bet in a warming world, as studies show that reservoirs may be major sources of methane emissions and climate change itself could make rain and snowfall less certain in some regions.

An indicator of where renewables investors are focusing their attention, large hydropower was left out of a major United Nations and Bloomberg report published this week showing that global investments in renewables spiked 17 percent in 2014.

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