Asia’s Hydropower Sector Faces Headwinds To Growth

Hydropower projects in Asia face significant headwinds arising from environmental and social opposition, alongside financing hurdles. Hydropower projects have consistently been facing opposition stemming from environmentalists and local communities, as damming of rivers has implications for the ecology and livelihood of people around the rivers. In addition to environmental and social opposition, financing of hydropower projects remains limited, given the high capital required and long construction times before electricity is generated and sold.

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