False Shades of Green : The Case of Brazilian Amazonian Hydropower

  title={False Shades of Green : The Case of Brazilian Amazonian Hydropower},
  author={James Randall Kahn and Carlos E C Freitas and Miguel Petrere},
The Federal Government of Brazil has ambitious plans to build a system of 58 additional hydroelectric dams in the Brazilian Amazon, with Hundreds of additional dams planned for other countries in the watershed. Although hydropower is often billed as clean energy, we argue that the environmental impacts of this project are likely to be large, and will result in substantial loss of biodiversity, as well as changes in the flows of ecological services. Moreover, the projects will generate… CONTINUE READING
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