Hydropower is almost always greenwashed and sold to the public and policymakers as “clean energy” and “carbon-free.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

The non-profit environmental group International Rivers has spearheaded much of the education and advocacy, and scientific journals as well as climate-related news sites likeClimate Central are also taking up the case. Hydropower has been called a “methane factory” and “methane bomb” that is just beginning to rear its ugly head as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions that have so-far been unaccounted for in climate change discussions and analyses.