The 2012 IEA Technology Roadmap for Hydropower, developed in cooperation with the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy, reports that emerging economies have the potential to double hydroelectric production by 2050, preventing up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 annually and fostering social and economic development. More »»
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Hydropower is the largest single renewable electricity source today, providing 16% of world electricity at competitive prices. It dominates the electricity mix in several countries, developed, emerging or developing.