World’s largest hydroelectric plant could finally rise in Africa | SmartPlanet

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World Bank proposes funding for a long envisioned station along the mighty Congo River that could one day deliver the equivalent of about 30 nuclear r

Donovan Gillman‘s insight:

Would this really be a good thing? While I am sceptical of the World Bank and its interventionist strategies and I know that the region needs renewable power but the enviromental costs of large scale hydro-electric schemes is well documented, this together withthe  regions unstable politics is very scary. South Africa has had experience of this problem with Cabora Basa scheme  in Mosambique before and….. 

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