A study shows that if the hydropower provided by the federal government are built, deforestation in the heart of the Amazon can reach 3.2 million hectares.
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.
Tapajós hydroelectric will be auctioned in the 2nd semester 2016
December 31, 2015
According to Minister of Mines and Energy, Eletrobrás will enter the auction the plant. It was more than two years without being able to auction the construction of the hydroelectric plant.
Tapajós and other Amazon dams not sustainable development say reports
June 15, 2015
According to reports, these big infrastructure projects will have huge impacts on ecosystems of rainforest and indigenous peoples, with potentially disastrous results.