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Twelve Reasons to Exclude Large Hydro from Renewables Initiatives

International Rivers Network, November 2003: Eradicating poverty and reducing global warming are two of the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century. The urgent need to address these challenges has led to various international initiatives to promote the use of renewable energies. While the overall aim of these initiatives should be strongly supported, they could be counterproductive if – as the large hydro industry is advocating – they are turned into instruments to promote hydropower megaprojects.

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