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Climate Change And Sustainable Hydropower Plants

by: Peter Sant
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The documentary 'Blue Heart' is part of the Campaign 'Save the Blue Heart of Europe' that offers resistance to the almost 3.000 plans on the table for the construction of hydroelectric power stations in the Balkan region. Hydropower is the only renewable energy source that contributes to climate change, forces people to flee, and threatens animal species to become extinct.

Hydro-Power Damsin The Balkan (Europe)

The Balkans is an area where, in contrast to the rest of the continent, rivers are still free-flowing and healthy. The 270-kilometer long Vjosa in Albania is the largest wild river in Europe. There are plans to build 38
hydro-power dams, on one river. There may be 2,796 dams throughout the Balkans. The American company Patagonia cooperates with NGOs like Riverwatch and EcoAlbania to strengthen the voices of the local population. You see the result in 'Blue Heart.'

Vjosa in Albania, river, mountains

Vjosa in Albania. One of the most beautiful rivers in Europe

Hydro-Power Destruction And The Movement Of Hope

The documentary maps three reasons against the destruction of rivers for the local population and NGOs.

  • It is in Albania over the Vjosa river
  • in Macedonia over the Mavroro national park
  • in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the Sava river that also flows through Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia. 

It shows a nice balance between the distressing future situation and the success stories. 

Another consequence would be the destruction of the habitat around and in the rivers. This can ensure that endangered species like the lynx will die out. Dams have contributed since 1970 to an average decrease of 81 percent in terms of living in freshwater sources. Some animal species have therefore already become extinct. Two-thirds of the world's population live in areas with water shortages. Dams and diversions intensify the problem.
Reservoirs and rivers suffer from a reduced water level as a result of the warming river drainage. Often it rises to temperatures that are fatal for animal species that love cold water. Some rivers are also sucked dry, causing local species to die from the warm waters without a place of refuge. Reducing the flow, retaining heat in reservoirs, and causing toxic algal blooms creates low water quality.
Two-thirds of the world's population live in areas with water shortages. Dams and diversions intensify the problem. A report from the United Nations showed that reservoirs around the globe evaporate more water than is used by humans.

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Because there are no precise estimates of the costs of the dams, that industry is very susceptible to corruption. Better alternatives are solar and wind energy. These projects can be built faster, and the prices are much more manageable. According to the campaign, worldwide wind and solar power would create up to four times more jobs than small-scale hydropower projects.
The European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the International World Bank for Finance (IFC) have to stop investing in hydroelectric power stations, says the requirement in "Blue Heart." In June, a petition will be presented to the banks to enforce the provision.

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Being involved in sustainability activities has changed my view on this subject a lot. Climate change and pollution are borderless and thus solutions and information has to be shared globally. Rich, 'developed' countries have to start supporting countries that don't have the means and knowledge to improve their situation. Sustainability movement is as strong as its weakest link - whatsorb.com is a helpful platform to speed up the X-Change of Global Sustainability.

 

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The documentary 'Blue Heart' is part of the Campaign 'Save the Blue Heart of Europe' that offers resistance to the almost 3.000 plans on the table for the construction of hydroelectric power stations in the Balkan region. Hydropower is the only renewable energy source that contributes to climate change, forces people to flee, and threatens animal species to become extinct. Hydro-Power Damsin The Balkan (Europe) The Balkans is an area where, in contrast to the rest of the continent, rivers are still free-flowing and healthy. The 270-kilometer long Vjosa in Albania is the largest wild river in Europe. There are plans to build 38 hydro-power dams, on one river. There may be 2,796 dams throughout the Balkans. The American company Patagonia cooperates with NGOs like Riverwatch and EcoAlbania to strengthen the voices of the local population. You see the result in 'Blue Heart.' Vjosa in Albania. One of the most beautiful rivers in Europe Hydro-Power Destruction And The Movement Of Hope The documentary maps three reasons against the destruction of rivers for the local population and NGOs. It is in Albania over the Vjosa river in Macedonia over the Mavroro national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the Sava river that also flows through Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia.  It shows a nice balance between the distressing future situation and the success stories.  Another consequence would be the destruction of the habitat around and in the rivers. This can ensure that endangered species like the lynx will die out. Dams have contributed since 1970 to an average decrease of 81 percent in terms of living in freshwater sources. Some animal species have therefore already become extinct. Two-thirds of the world's population live in areas with water shortages. Dams and diversions intensify the problem. Reservoirs and rivers suffer from a reduced water level as a result of the warming river drainage. Often it rises to temperatures that are fatal for animal species that love cold water. Some rivers are also sucked dry, causing local species to die from the warm waters without a place of refuge. Reducing the flow, retaining heat in reservoirs, and causing toxic algal blooms creates low water quality. Two-thirds of the world's population live in areas with water shortages. Dams and diversions intensify the problem. A report from the United Nations showed that reservoirs around the globe evaporate more water than is used by humans. Hydro-Power Plants Contribute To Climate Change: Wind And Solar Are Better Recommended:  Wind Turbine From Wood: Made By EAZ-Wind, Netherlands Because there are no precise estimates of the costs of the dams, that industry is very susceptible to corruption. Better alternatives are solar and wind energy. These projects can be built faster, and the prices are much more manageable. According to the campaign, worldwide wind and solar power would create up to four times more jobs than small-scale hydropower projects. The European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the International World Bank for Finance (IFC) have to stop investing in hydroelectric power stations, says the requirement in "Blue Heart." In June, a petition will be presented to the banks to enforce the provision. Recommended:  Solar And Battery-Based Generator: Electricity Anywhere                                             Blue Heart of Europe. The fight to save Europe's last wild rivers Before you go! Recommended:  Water War Between India, Pakistan: Kashmir and Jammu Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about hydro dams? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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