Data Highlight: Hydropower Continues Steady Growth

Jun 14, 2012 | by
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World hydroelectric power generation has risen steadily by an average 3 percent annually over the past four decades. In 2011, at 3,500 billion kilowatt-hours, hydroelectricity accounted for roughly 16 percent of global electricity generation, almost all produced by the world's 45,000-plus large dams. Today hydropower is generated in over 160 countries.

Data Highlight: Hydropower Continues Steady Growth