Is Brazil’s Hydroelectric Power Green?

The Brazilian government says huge hydroelectric projects underway in Amazonia will provide environmentally friendly electricity across the country. The operators say the projects will boost development in the areas where the power is to be generated. But how clean will this energy really be? What are the costs? Critics say huge amounts of methane are released by rotting vegetation submerged in lakes behind dams, especially in tropical areas. We go to Porto Velho to investigate.

Greenwashing - How Green is Brazil's Hydroelectric Power?
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Warren Webber
Warren Webberabout a year ago

Live long and prosper

Ela V.
Ela V.3 years ago

hydro power and nuclear power may be clean/green, but not in social terms, and now once more we have evidence of its tremendous impact on biodiversity

Vicky Barman
Vicky Barman3 years ago

thanks for sharing

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