Methane Emissions May Swell from behind Dams

HYDROPOWER, WHICH IS INCREASING WORLDWIDE, MAY PROVE A HUGE SOURCE OF THE POTENT GREENHOUSE GAS

By Bobby Magill and Climate Central
October 29, 2014

Imagine nearly 6,000 dairy cows doing what cows do, belching and being flatulent for a full year. That’s how much methane was emitted from one Ohio reservoir in 2012. Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly because they don’t burn fossil fuels to produce electricity. But what if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions?  Read more…