Summer water shortages caused by the reduction of glacier ice mass could be alleviated by dams constructed to contain springtime runoff from melting snow.
In the midst of drought after drought, some are pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.
Rising temperatures and reduced rainfall will make the flow of rivers less dependable, affecting supplies to the electricity generators that rely on them.
As the world economy and energy use both grew in 2014, renewables continued their rapid rise -- but carbon emissions did not.
Global warming will leave people in the Western states of the U.S. exposed to increasingly extreme temperatures that could seriously affect electricity generation.
Sea level rise, storm surges and bursting dams all pose an increasing danger to nuclear power stations as the climate changes.
India is in the middle of a massive hydroelectric dam building program, necessary, its leaders say, to fuel the energy needs of its fast growing economy.
Scientists have produced a handbook that shows how better river management can mean more breeding success for migratory fish and more electricity from a vital source of renewable energy.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded America’s roadways a grade of D-, rated one in four bridges as “structurally deficient or functionally obsolete” and warned that thousands of American dams are on the verge of failure.