Stop Wasting America’s Hydropower Potential – The New York Times

Is this true, does it make sense. I have no idea.too bad it was not open for readers to comment. That is a red flag.

“PRESIDENT OBAMA has described climate change as one of the biggest challenges facing our country and has said he is open to new ideas to address it. He can start by supporting legislation to increase the nation’s hydropower capacity, one of our vital renewable energy resources.Hydropower harnesses the force of flowing water to generate electricity. It already produces about 6 percent of the nation’s electricity and nearly half of its renewable energy, more than wind and solar combined. This is enough electricity to power 30 million homes and, according to the Department of Energy, avoids some 200 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. That amounts to taking about 40 million cars off the road for one year.”

Source: Stop Wasting America’s Hydropower Potential – The New York Times