An update from Ian Goudie on Hydro, ‘Green Energy’ and COP26

Three hundred and forty organizations representing 78 countries petitioned the Parties to the UNFCCC Conference (COP-26) on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland to finally recognize that hydroelectric power generated by mega-projects is not “green” energy.

Yet the petition had no effect, at least this time, aside from bland commitments to meet in the future for further discussions. In an interview, MP Elizabeth May detailed how the entire COP-26 event was consumed in its efforts to bind all signatories to the threshold of 1.50C increase in the world’s climate, thus limiting the discussion to emissions.

COP26_Ian2 (pdf)