In Myanmar, this means a "basin-wide perspective" to effectively govern the hydropower planning in the country. Similarly
Bhutan's flowing rivers could feed electricity to neighbouring countries. Inga Vitola/Flickr, CC BY-SA Electricity can be
For one, both initiatives were highly ambitious and would have imposed considerable, albeit hard to quantify, costs on the
Safe-water programs in Africa are another example of climate-smart adaptation: In Uganda, the consequences of climate change
The abstract figures confirm our experience on the ground, as we have seen numerous large dams stopped or suspended in China
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A new report from the Pacific Institute has tallied how four years of drought has impacted electricity prices and pollution
On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams.
Taken together, the scientific evidence shows that dams are not the clean, green or cheap source of electric power they are often made out to be. When will the governments and financiers that promote these projects take note?