Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development

Overview of attention for article published in Energy Policy
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  • In the top 5% of all articles scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring articles from this source (#4 of 1,279)
  • High score compared to articles of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High score compared to articles of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Article title
Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development
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Energy Policy
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.069

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 5%
United States 2 3%
Sweden 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Chile 1 2%
Peru 1 2%
Uruguay 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 47 75%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Ph.D. Student 14 22%
Student (Master) 10 16%
Student (Postgraduate) 7 11%
Student (Bachelor) 6 10%
Other Professional 5 8%
Other 21 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 14 22%
Environmental Sciences 13 21%
Biological Sciences 8 13%
Engineering 7 11%
Management Science / Operations Research 5 8%
Other 16 25%

Score in context

This article has an Altmetric score of 86.14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 30 September 2014.
All articles
#25,823
of 3,809,915 articles
Articles in Energy Policy
#4
of 1,279 articles
Articles of similar age
#1,615
of 98,503 articles
Articles of similar age in Energy Policy
#1
of 11 articles
Altmetric has tracked 3,809,915 articles across all sources so far. Compared to these this article has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all articles ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,279 articles from this source. They typically receive a little less attention than average, with a mean score of 4.7. This article has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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