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Hydropower

HYDROPOWER INDIA'S POWER NEEDS ARE IMMENSE. AS SUPPLY CONTINUES TO FALL SHORT OF DEMAND, THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ARE INCREASINGLY TURNING TO HYDROPOWER OVER COAL. BUT AT WHAT COST? THE 150 DAMS PLANNED FOR ARUNACHAL PRADESH THREATEN TO WIPE OUT SWATHES OF FOREST, DOZENS OF TRIBAL CULTURES AND SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST WHITEWATER. ENERGYFALLOUT IN 2011 -10% 122,000 MW 110,000 MW PEAK ENERGY NEED PEAK POWER AVAILABILE SPECS 13M INDIANS 150 40,000 ADDED MEGAWATT CAPACITY COVERAGE BENEFIT COST WILL SUBMERGE HUNDREDS OF MILES OF RIVER AND ENERGY FOR ALL TENS OF THOUSANDS VS. BOOST OF FOREST ACRES THE ECONOMY STIMULATE BUSINESS MORE HIGHER THREATEN +20 INDIGENOUS LIVING STANDARDS TRIBES Sources: World Bank CIA World Factbook gp Deptartment of Hydro Power Development, Government of Arunachal Pradesh Designed by Kyle Kim/GlobalPost @kyleykim DAMS SS

Hydropower

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The nearly 150 dams planned for the sparsely populated state of Arunachal Pradesh would together fill India's current energy gap. But they will also devastate dozens of indigenous tribal peoples, wipe...

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