Teles Pires power plant violated environmental plan and flooded the reservoir with trees inside. Decomposition must issue large amounts of methane, the greenhouse gas.
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.
Deforestation in the Amazon reduced rains and increased electricity bills for Brazilians
February 3, 2022
Research shows that forest clearing reduced water flow and power generation in hydroelectric plants in the Center-West and Southeast of the country. Despite the environmental and electricity bill impacts, the government wants new power plants and dams on the Tapajós River.
The challenges Lula will face to eradicate illegal deforestation in Amazonia by 2028
November 11, 2022
Specialists focus on the difficulties the new 2023 administration faces to reach the goal promised by the Bolsonaro administration at COP26 last year. Escalating deforestation rates could keep Brazil from carrying out its promise.