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    • Hydropower By: Katie Schoenecker
    • Statics
      • Hydropower generates electricity by using electricity generators to extract energy from moving water.
      • Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of energy
      • Also, hydropower is renewable energy source that produces the most electricity in the United States!
    • More Statics
      • Contributes 24% of the worlds electricity supplying over 1 billion people with power
      • Providing electricity for 35 million households in the United States.
      • Is the most efficient form of energy production
    • Hydropower Energy Works?
      • Hydropower plants convert the energy in moving water to electricity
      • Height of the waterfall and the volume of the flow determine the quantity of electricity generated
    • Pros And Cons
      • Is renewable
      • Doesn’t produce air pollution
      • No fuel is burned
      • Cheapest source of electricity
      • Requires dams, which disrupt a rivers ecosystem
      • Is available only where there are rivers