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The Hydropower Industry Needs Standards, not Scorecards, to be Sustainable

June 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Hurwitz

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) just launched the "Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol" at its bi-yearly Congress in the town of Foz do Iguaçú, Brazil, last week. The Protocol is in reality only a scorecard that rewards hydropower companies and financiers with a greenwashed stamp of approval; it does not represent a true step towards the actual practice of sustainability in the sector


Brazil to Triple Renewable Energy by 2020 (Focus on Wind)

June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Germany, South Korea, Japan, and China aren't the only countries looking to up step on the renewable energy pedal. Brazil, another major world economy, has also recently announced big renewable energy plans. A new national 10-year plan from Brazil shows that the country will triple its use of renewable energy by 2020 and that a lot of that energy will be wind energy.



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