Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fury as giant Belo Monte Amazon rainforest dam is approved by Brazil

We can not all go back and live in caves as some would like.  It took 20 years to get the go ahead and build this damn in Brazil that will bring energy to many, in spit of the environmental protesters.  We will have to recommit to use our resources wisely for the good of all people.


With general elections looming in October, the Government is under pressure to deal with energy infrastructure problems that resulted in large swathes of the country, including São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, being plunged into darkness in November.
Engineering experts have questioned the efficiency of the 11-gigawatt dam, which would be outstripped in size only by China’s Three Gorges and Itaipu on the Brazil-Paraguay border.

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