Journalist Ana Aranha, of Brasil Reporter, talks about the documentary of Jirau hydroelectric plant and its parallels with current works
Belo Monte dam denied operating license by Brazilian regulators
September 29, 2015
The flooding of the Belo Monte seemed imminent until a week ago, until the Brazilian environment authority, Ibama, decided to deny the project’s license.
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.
Almost completed, Belo Monte will change the pulse of the waters of the Xingu River
October 5, 2015
If Brazilian government gives the operating license to the hydroelectric and the 11 dam gates are closed, there will be 80% less water in Volta Grande. The natural cycle of ebbs and flows will no longer be the same.