In the third episode of our “Renewable Energy” series we talk all things Hydro Power. Starting off with some case studies surrounding hydro success stories, we then move into a breakdown of the technology and potential for this alternative power source, and wrap up with the history of the liquid fuel. Hold onto your turbines as this is a real whirlpool of an episode.
1:13 – discussing positive case studies of hydro implementations + its potential for powering the world of the future.
12:28 – will tidal energy save us?
16:53 – issues with hydro energy: approaching its river capacity; downstream ecosystem impacts; stagnant reservoirs.
22:30 – ocean thermal technology + different types of hydro plants.
27:29 – history: the rapid building of dams during the 1900s; some missteps using large dams in development; hydro energy as a transition fuel; humanity’s ancient relationship with water.