Built in the late ’80s, hydroelectric created huge lake, more efficient in the greenhouse effect emissions than for energy generation.
Biodiversity of islands succumbs in lakes of hydroelectrics
July 6, 2015
Study reveals the loss of mammals, birds and chelonians in most of islands formed by the creation of Lake Balbina in the Brazilian state of Amazon.
Justice suspends transmission line between Amazonas and Roraima
December 5, 2013
Federal prosecutors argued that indigenous affected by the construction of the transmission line were not consulted.
Global Manifesto Calls for End of Investment in Hydroelectric Power Plants
September 23, 2021
The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.