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“Climate Hero” China’s Ecuadorian Earthquake Zone Dam, Paid for by Amazonian Oil

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Ecuador is scrambling to find a way out of a financial mess, a large green energy dam project built on a raft of alleged Chinese bribe money and unaffordable repayment terms, in the shadow of the unstable Revantador Volcano. It Doesn’t Matter if Ecuador Can Afford This Dam. China Still…

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U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California”

Guest post by David Middleton MARCH 22, 2017 Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record. California has experienced record levels of precipitation this winter, and unlike last winter, cooler temperatures…

Zambian President blames Global Warming for Economic Problems

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Zambian President Edgar Lungu has blamed global warming for his country’s worsening economic problems. According to Bloomberg; Zambian President Edgar Lungu said global warming was partly to blame for the “unprecedented” power crisis robbing the economy of jobs and restraining productivity. The energy shortages in the southern African nation are…

Global boom in hydropower underway, more expected this decade

From the University of Copenhagen: Global boom in hydropower expected this decade An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20…