Definition of Hydropower by Merriam-Webster, Alternative Energy Today

Definition of Hydropower by Merriam-Webster

Definition of Hydropower by Merriam-Webster, Alternative Energy Today

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hy·​dro·​pow·​er | ˈhī-drə-ˌpau̇(-ə)r Definition of Hydropower by Merriam-Webster, Alternative Energy Today

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Recent Examples on the Web Built for flood control, irrigation, water supply, hydropower, recreation or industrial waste storage, the nation’s dams are over a half-century old on average. — Washington Post, “AP: Thousands face life-threatening floods from aging dams,” 11 Nov. 2019 Built for flood control, irrigation, water supply, hydropower, recreation or industrial waste storage, the nation’s dams are over a half-century old on average. — BostonGlobe.com, “‘‘He had about a 5-minute notice, with no prior warning the day before,’’ Scott Angel, one of Kenny’s brothers, said.,” 10 Nov. 2019 Between songs, as revellers drink their schnapps, Hånsa regales them with tales of the eel’s libido-enhancing powers—how Freud missed this is not clear—and pins any blame on the falling catches on hydropower dams. — The Economist, “The mysterious life and times of eels,” 18 Dec. 2019 The Dalles Dam was completed in 1957 and is one of the 10 largest hydropower dams in the United States, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. — Bill Weir And Rachel Clarke, CNN, “How a dead whale gave new life to the debate over dams in the Pacific Northwest,” 22 Oct. 2019 Nuclear made up about 19%, and renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower constituted another 17%. — Mark K. Matthews, Scientific American, “Democratic Presidential Contenders Chart Different Paths to Clean Energy,” 13 Nov. 2019 Tensions have flared in recent weeks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River, which is set to be Africa’s biggest hydropower project when completed. — Nizar Manek, Bloomberg.com, “U.S. Treasury Calls Ethiopia, Egypt and World Bank to Nile Talks,” 30 Oct. 2019 The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Africa’s biggest hydropower project, is being built by Italy’s Salini Impregilo SpA. 7. — Samuel Gebre And Mike Cohen | Bloomberg, Washington Post, “Why Ethiopia’s Leader Is Winning International Kudos,” 12 Oct. 2019 States are working toward relying on wind, solar, hydropower as the use of renewable energy continues to grow. — Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, “Massachusetts leads the nation in shifting to clean energy,” 2 Oct. 2019

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydropower.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydropower. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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