A Case Study of Small Hydropower

This document analyzes the role that small hydropower (hydropowered generators producing less than 10MW of energy) could play in generating power in the face of climate change, including the fact that carbon dioxide emissions have surpassed the threshold of 350 parts per million - the accepted levels needed to "preserve our social systems." It analyzes the literature surrounding small hydropower, evaluates the impacts it could have on the developing world, and reviews a case study of a restored hydro facility in New York State.

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