Greenhouse gas emissions: The net carbon footprint of a newly created boreal hydroelectric reservoir

Making it Real: A Forum on Energy and Climate. Waterbury, Vermont August 12, 2018.

Articles & Reports

Jacques Leslie, “Large Dams Aren’t Worth the Cost,” New York Times, Aug. 22, 2014.…/large-dams-just-arent-worth-the-cost.html

Lois Parshley. “The Allure and Perils of Hydro power,” Undark. Nov 13, 2017.

Synapse Energy, “Hydropower Greenhouse Gas Emissions”


People of a Feather is an award winning documentary produced by Joel Heath featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic. This documentary dives into the Inuit’s relationship with Eider duck and how this relationship has been disrupted by massive hydroelectric dams built to power New York and Eastern North America.


John Michael Greer. The Wealth of Nature. Economics as if Survival Mattered. New Society. 2011.

Patrick McCully. Silenced Rivers. The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams. London: Zed. 1996.

Jasques Leslie. Deep Water: the Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment. FSG. 2005.

Boyce Richardson. Strangers Devour the Land. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green. Reprint 1991.

Marie Wadden. Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim their Homeland. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1991.