Politicians in Brazil are calling it a "clean" source of reliable "renewable energy," but the proposed Bel Monte dam project in Brazil is anything but. I just received this video footage from Amazon Watch, a nonprofit organization that helped to organize James Cameron's second trip to visit the Amazon, this time with Sigourney Weaver in tow.
The trip, it seems, may have at least stalled the dam project. But it looks like there is a rough road ahead. Brazil has already raised the $11 billion necessary to build the dam, and with increasing pressure on the government to bolster a rickety electrical grid with "low carbon" energy, there is a very tough road ahead.