The EU classifying dams as green is a big problem

Classifications matter. And in the case of dams, they actually matter quite a lot. The EU, just like pretty much the rest of the world, considers the electricity produced by damming rivers as a sustainable source of energy. In fact this is EU’s number one sustainable energy source. And while the energy generated by the … Read more The EU classifying dams as green is a big problem

3000 dams are going to be constructed in the Balkans

Hydro-power is an energy source that has built a generally good reputation during the last century. The public sees it as a green source of renewable energy and the governments across the world support that idea. This is also the case in Europe where dams are considered as green energy and add a significant proportion … Read more 3000 dams are going to be constructed in the Balkans

Are dams destroying the populations of wild salmon?

Dams are affecting the environment and biodiversity in many different ways, the fate of the salmon exemplifies the essence of what’s wrong with dams. Dams can impact fish in the rivers in several different ways. The most obvious one is that the huge installations create a barrier for the fish. Fish that migrate up and … Read more Are dams destroying the populations of wild salmon?

Dams release more methane in the atmosphere than previously thought

Dams have always been seen as a green alternative that allows us to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. While its true that dams are a renewable source of energy, that doesn’t mean that they do not have an impact on climate change. And as it of turns out to be cause, their impact has … Read more Dams release more methane in the atmosphere than previously thought

How dams are eating up the coast

We’re still considering dams as renewable, green energy sources. While the renewable part is mostly true, that doesn’t mean that they don’t contribute to climate change, and it certainty doesn’t mean that they don’t have other negative impacts of the environment in general. In this article we’re going to focus on one of the little … Read more How dams are eating up the coast