#hydropower News

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A month ago, Lohari village in Uttarakhand was submerged in the waters of the reservoir built as part of the upcoming Vyasi hydropower project.
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Attempts by indigenous peoples to stop dams and railways being built on their customary lands have been met with violence.
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With the construction of the Kishau Dam, 2,950 hectares of land with some 2.5 million trees will be submerged and 5,498 people will have to be relocated.
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In debt-burdened Sri Lanka, fuel shortages are forcing some people to use firewood – raising fears about the nation’s forests as well as questions about its plans to switch to clean energy including solar.
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#hydropower Opinion

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Women often get the short end of the stick in rural areas where energy access is poor. In the drive to improve energy access, directing finance to increase the participation of women in the energy sector is necessary.
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Amazon deforestation in Brazil reached a 12-year high in 2020, and over 95 per cent of it is illegal. Governments and markets must radically revalue the rainforest’s natural services and stimulate a green economy to avoid a nightmare scenario.
‘Growing momentum’ to make 2021 the global action year for sustainable energy
In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021.
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Indigenous communities play a critical role in preventing the emergence of diseases and must be involved in the response to the pandemic.
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#hydropower Videos

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A British conservation charity has turned to technology thousands of years old – the Archimedes screw − to provide electricity for lighting one of the historic mansion houses it looks after.
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#hydropower Podcasts

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Laos has announced the construction of two new coal plants for this year, despite growing evidence that coal power comes with significant financial risk. What is holding back the country from tapping its rich clean energy resources instead?
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The clean energy sector’s poor human rights performance places its legitimacy at risk. Jessie Cato of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sheds light on how the industry can avoid labour abuse, land grabs and other violations.
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