TROPICAL HYDROPOWER

When more trees mean more power

Large hydropower infrastructure is being built along environmentally sensitive tropical rivers. An analysis in Amazonia shows that climate change and forest cover must be considered when planning hydropower infrastructure.

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Fig. 1: Drowned rainforest in Amazonia.

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Costa, M.H. When more trees mean more power. Nat Sustain 3, 410–411 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0511-z

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