EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE > HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE
Refers to the production and use of hydroelectric energy for human consumption. Hydroelectric energy is electricity generated by hydropower, i.e., the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy.
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