Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Peru Waterfalls To Be Sacrificed?

An article caught my attention regarding a deal between Peru and Brazil where Peru is supposed to export hydroelectricity to Brazil. In order to generate the needed electricity, Peru needs more hydroelectric schemes while capitalizing on the steep terrain of the Andes Mountains. What's not clear yet is whether any of the major waterfalls in the country will be adversely affected.

While we can appreciate the need for energy to try to meet ever-increasing demands, we worry whether losing waterfalls (which we predicted in this article) is the way to go in light of less expensive options (though politically unpopular) like using less energy or population control.

Click here to see the news article regarding this development.

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