In a letter to world leaders at the UN Climate Summit in New York, a group of over 50 organizations stated that large dams built in the tropics as part of the hydroelectric plants do not generate clean energy.
Brazil's planned Tapajós dams would increase Amazon deforestation by 1M ha
September 16, 2014
A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of 950,000 hectares of rainforest by 2032 by spurring land speculation and mass migration to the region, suggests a study published by Imazon.
The Guardian: Belo Monte, Brazil - tribes living in the shadow of a megadam
December 18, 2014
Next year the Belo Monte dam will flood vast swathes of Amazon rainforest. Indian tribes living on the river have lost their fight to halt the project – now they await the floods that threaten their entire way of life.
Forbes: Was Brazil's Belo Monte Dam A Bad Idea?
March 13, 2014
The world’s third largest hydroelectric dam is currently being built in the Amazon of Brazil. For the government, Belo Monte is a necessity. For roughly 20,000 people living in the Altamira region of Para State, it is the end of life as they knew it.