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Hydroelectricity

Water flowing downhill has kinetic energy that is turned into mechanical energy or electrcity by water turnbines.

Pros:-Provide power without burning fossil fuels-No pollution-RenewableCons:-Water movement varies-No control over the water-Expensive

The dam in Appleton, Wisconson was the first hydroelectric power plant in the world.

1882

Has to be somewhere where water can go downhill.

-Water Mills-Niagra Falls-Hoover Dam

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_hydro_1.htmlhttps://water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html"Hydroelectric power." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. "Water Energy." Alternative Energy. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Kathleen J. Edgar. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

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