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Greening hydropower in Africa

Hydropower dams offer a pathway for low-carbon energy supply in Africa, yet unchecked dam expansion can harm the environment. A study shows how the integration of different dam environmental concerns into energy system planning can lead to sustainable hydropower development.

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Fig. 1: Rivers and planned or under-construction dams in Africa with at least 1 MW of power capacity.

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Basheer, M. Greening hydropower in Africa. Nat Sustain (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-024-01359-x

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