Wind power may replace hydroelectric power

06/11/2009 | NYTimes.com

As wind power gains momentum as a viable renewable energy, many dams in the U.S. may shut down due to environmental concerns. The Bonneville Power Administration in the Pacific Northwest now generates 33% of its power from hydroelectric dams, but it has quadrupled its wind power in the past three years. The Bonneville Power dams interfere with salmon runs, but they provide a more consistent source of power than wind.

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