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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10 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper

Ela V.
Ela V.4 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
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago

thanks

Nina Anghel
Nina Anghel4 years ago

thanks

paul m.
paul m.4 years ago

noted...

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago

Noted.

Bob P.
Bob P.4 years ago

thanks

Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P.4 years ago

thanks