The loss of photosynthesis and CO2 capture would be even greater than what would be saved for hydroelectric production to replace the burning of coal or oil. ” Leader said that even there are other areas where the dams are a major contribution to increased global warming. Among them, the water reservoir that removes large areas of forests that capture greenhouse gases jeopardizing future business of carbon credits for the region and country, added to that the very decomposition of flooded vegetation generates carbon dioxide and methane . The promotion of mega hydropower does not consider the emission of CO2 during the long construction process nor the development of cement for building the walls. Added to this the risk of localized climate change to the site in the vicinity of the glaciers in Northern Ice Field a new body of water in an area of 3,600 hectares in the case of Baker Reservoir 2, which together with the other four artificial lakes HidroAysen would add 5,910 hectares near ancient ice. “Given this, what we do today is to seek truth to clean sources of energy. And so the best way is to bet on totally renewable and sustainable sources, whose data are in Chile by alternative studies at the Universities of Chile and Federico Santa Maria, among others recently released.
In them it is clear that the Chileans have a great opportunity to make things right for the future through non-conventional renewable energy and energy efficiency, leading to perfectly meet the electricity demands of the future “concluded the official. “Do not confuse energy development in Chile with the energy business of a few, in this case because they are owners water in the country, “he said. ——— More information: Executive Secretary of Defense Council of Patagonia, Patricio Rodrigo 9 4424820 Information Council for the Defense of Patagonia, Mitzi Urtubia 9 2256238 Citizen Journalist of the Coalition for Aysen Life Reserve / Council Defense of Patagonia. Involved in the sustainable development of the Region of Aysen, Patagonia, Chile, and recently in opposition to dams to be constructed in the territory.