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Two facts for notehound:

1. Some people praise Ontario for their hydro and nuclear power, but they ignore Alberta for all their fossil fuels burning and greenhouse (GHG) emissions. They also ignore the fact that Canada is a worse GHG polluter per capita than every other OECD country except for USA and Australia.

2. Hydroelectric power is a major source of electrical power in California. Most U.S. hydropower capacity is in the West.

About half of U.S. hydropower capacity1 for electricity generation is concentrated in Washington, California, and Oregon. Washington has the most hydroelectric generating capacity of any state and is the site of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest hydropower facility in the United States. New York has the largest hydroelectric capacity of all states east of the Mississippi River, followed by Alabama.

In 2016, total U.S. hydroelectricity generation was about 266 million megawatthours, equal to about 6.5% of total U.S. utility-scale electricity generation. The share of U.S. total hydroelectricity generation by the top five states in 2016:

New York—10%

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