Press Release - study shows hydropower's surprising downsides

Hydropower has enormous importance in the world of clean energy, accounting for more than 85% of global renewable electricity generation in 2015. However, this sector often competes with irrigation, which has similar global importance; irrigated agriculture produces 40% of our food. A new paper, based on a WLE project with IFPRI and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), looks at this competition.