Hydropower Projects Need Rainforests Intact, Study Shows
New research has revealed that conserving the rainforests of the Amazon Basin will actually increase the amount of electricity that hydropower projects int he area can produce. This study is the first to quantify impact of regional rainforest cover on energy productions. The research show that if deforestation continues to increase in the Amazon, energy projections for one of the world’s largest dams, the Belo Monte in Brazil, decline by one third. Please click the link be low for the full story.