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2023 World Hydropower Outlook

2023 World Hydropower Outlook

Full Title: 2023 World Hydropower Outlook
Author(s): International Hydropower Association
Publisher(s): International Hydropower Association
Publication Date: June 15, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

The inaugural 2023 Outlook sets out a realistic roadmap to enable hydropower and other renewables to deliver against net zero targets.‍

Inside you will find key highlights:

At 34 GW, 2022 marks the first time since 2016 that more than 30 GW of hydropower came online, including 10 GW of pumped storage (PSH).

Hydropower currently provides over 15% of the world’s electricity.

Current pipeline shows 590 GW of hydropower projects at various stages of development, including 214 GW of PSH.

To continue momentum and reduce the 700 GW gap between pipeline and net zero pathways, governments must work collaboratively to boost investment, streamline licensing and introduce sustainable practice regulations.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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