Electric utility Iberdrola owns multiple major utilities around the world like Neoenergia in Brazil, Scottish Power in the U.K. and Avangrid in the U.S. In Spain, where the company is based, it was accused of generating a ‘false drought’ by emptying the Valdecañas reservoir in Cáceres province, causing the price of electricity to spike. It also operates the Cofrentes nuclear power plant, the biggest in the country, which has been a target of protests because of the radioactive waste generated.
It is a major shareholder in the consortium that built the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River in the Amazon rainforest in the state of Pará, that displaced an estimated 55,000 people in the region, and caused the river’s flow to drop to a quarter of its previous volume.
Iberdrola has also built major wind turbines in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, on the land of the Indigenous communities. It has also been the subject of major protests in France, Spain and the U.K. over its massive offshore wind power projects.
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Iberdrola was profiled as part of the report "Green" Multinationals Exposed: How the Energy Transition is Being Hijacked by Corporate Interests.
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- Flooded: Development, Democracy, and Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam by Peter Taylor Klein (2022)
- Trade Internationalization at Any Price? International Megaprojects with Basque Participation in Mexico by Júlia Martí Comas, Paz con Dignidad & El Observatorio de Multinacionales en América Latina (OMAL) (2021)
- Renewable energy (in)justice in Latin America by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (2021)
- French offshore wind farm projects: an ecological time bomb by Sea Shepherd (2021)
- Identity and Resistance at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca by Yolanda Mexicalxóchitl García Beltrán (2018)
- The conflict surrounding wind energy projects in the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Renewable energies and politics of scale by Rosa Lehmann (2018)
- Iberdrola in Brazil: the multiple impacts of an electricity multinational by Luis Miguel Uharte (2015)
- Multinationals in the 21st century: multiple impacts: The case of Iberdrola in Mexico and Brazil by Luis Miguel Uharte Pozas (2015)
- Belo Monte and Indigenous People by João Pacheco de Oliveira & Clarice Cohn (2014)
- Who really rules in Spain? by Carlos Elordi (2013)
- The Spanish ecological debt: ecological and social impacts of the economy by Belén Balanyá (2005)
- Privatization + power + globalization in Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean by Maura Brescia (2000)
- The transnationalization of the Chilean economy: map of extreme wealth by Fazio R. Fazio & Hugo Fazio (2000)
Other Key Sources
- Business and Human Rights Resource Centre's profile of Iberdrola - UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is an NGO that employs researchers on five continents who work with activists, companies and governments alike to advance human rights in business by eradicating abuse.
- We Own It's profile of Scottish Power (subsidiary) - We Own It is a UK-based NGO that campaigns against privatization and for the public ownership of services like energy, health, schools and water.
Matt Kerr | Morning Star Online | April 12, 2023
Campaigners fighting to cut energy bills and company profits took direct action against Scottish Power toay, defacing the firm’s training centre at Dealain House in Cumbernauld, Scotland. (There have been regular protests against Scottish Power reaping profits while the UK is facing widespread fuel poverty.)
Brazil: After workers' protest, Legislative Chamber allows General Commission to debate Neoenergia layoffs
National Federation of Urban Workers | April 13, 2022
On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 12th, hundreds of Neoenergia workers, union representatives and parliamentarians held a demonstration in front of the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District (CLDF) against the arbitrary dismissal of 45 professionals from the company.
Spain: Environmental activists and Indigenous peoples protest Iberdrola, Naturgy and Enagas over "their complicity in human rights violations" in Mexico
Antonio Barrero | Renewable Energy Magazine | November 26, 2021
Ecologists in Action, the Multinationals Observatory in Latin America (OMAL) and the National Indigenous Congress (Mexico), organized a "Toxic Tour" through downtown Madrid to criticize several Spanish-based multinationals "for their contribution to the environmental crisis and its collusion with human rights violations" in certain projects.
United Kingdom: Paint splattered across Scottish Power building in Glasgow as activists glue hands to ground
Ruth Suter | Glasgow Times | November 11, 2021
Six campaigners, from Scientist Rebellion, say the demonstration is to highlight the firm's "greenwashing policies". Donned in lab coats, they have spray-painted messages such as “tell the truth” onto the building, risking arrest.
Desinformémonos | November 5, 2021
Members of Indigenous communities in the State of Mexico and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec protested in front of the offices of Iberdrola in Mexico City on November 4 to denounce "the deceit, dispossession, destruction and contamination" caused by the company's so-called "green" energy.
Spain: Protests over Iberdrola's unloading to produce electricity "at absolutely inflated prices" gain ground
Público | August 13, 2021
Criticism of Iberdrola is intensifying for taking advantage of this situation to produce cheap energy —emptying some of the reservoirs it manages— and charging more for it, with a large profit margin as a result of the Spanish electricity market system.
Brazil: Communities Affected by the Belo Monte Dam and Norte Energia Workers Protest for Their Rights
Amazônia Notícias e Informação | August 7, 2021
A demonstration in front of the headquarters of Norte Energia, which manages the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, brought together former workers, riverside dwellers and those affected in the urban area of Altamira, Pará this Friday.
Spain: Greenpeace expresses concern over the Government's announcement to renew the license of the Cofrentes nuclear power plant until its closure in 2030
Greenpeace | March 18, 2021
The environmental organization holds Iberdrola, the sole owner of the nuclear power plant, as responsible for diverting and slowing down the energy transition by requesting tax exemptions for its nuclear power plants.
Brazil: Protest against Norte Energia on the Transamazônica highway ends with demands sent to the Federal Prosecutor's Office
Terras Indígenas | November 11, 2020
After five days of occupation and closure of the Transamazônica highway at km 27, the demonstration by fisherfolk, riverside dwellers, farmers and Indigenous peoples against Norte Energia, responsible for diverting water from the Volta Grande do Xingu to the Belo Monte turbines, came to a close this Friday the 13th.
Sean Stackhouse | News Center Maine | March 30, 2019
Just one day after the Maine Public Utilities Commission staff recommended approval of the controversial Central Maine Power transmission line, protesters against the project, rallied outside of the state house in Augusta. "Our northern woods are a precious resource and it's up to us in the state to protect that as best we can," said Emily Barney, who organized the event.
Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens | March 12, 2018
After five years of protests, families from the municipalities of Capanema and Realeza, Planalto, which serve the left bank of the Iguaçu River, won the right to resettlement...
Instituto Socioambiental | November 25, 2011
Around two thousand workers have crossed their arms again since the morning of Friday (25th), at the Belo Monte construction site, the main construction site for the hydroelectric power plant in the Altamira, Pará region.
- Amazon Watch
- Extinction Rebellion
- Global Witness
- Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)
- International Rivers
- Multinationals Observatory in Latin America (OMAL)
- Sea Shepherd
- Survival International
- Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC)
- Articulation of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil (APIB)
- Federation of Organizations for Social and Educational Assistance
- Friends of the Earth - Brazilian Amazon
- Global Justice
- Indigenous groups (Munduruku in the Tapajós and Xikrin, Araras, Kayapós and Jurunas in the Xingú)
- Missionary Indigenous Council (CIMI)
- Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB)
- Pastoral Land Commission (CPT)
- Protect the Amazon
- Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA)
- Union of Rural Workers (STTR)
- Union of Social and Cultural Assistants of the Federal District (SINDSASC)
- Union of Urban Workers of the Federal District (STIU)
- Xingu Forever Movement
- American Bird Conservancy (ABC)
- Audubon New York
- Corporate Accountability
- Democracy Collaborative
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
- Metro Justice
- Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM)
- New Energy Economy
- Our Power Maine
- Public Ownership of Water and Electric Resources (POWER)
- Retake Our Democracy
- YUCCA Action
- Basque Agency for Development Cooperation
- Basque Workers Solidarity (ELA)
- General Union of Workers - Iberdrola (UGT-IBD)
- Independent Energy Union (SIE)
- Peace with Dignity
- Trade Union Confederation of Workers' Commissions (CCOO)
- Workers' Trade Union (USO)
- Assembly of the Indigenous Peoples of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Defense of Land and Territory (APIIDTT)
- Movement for the Defense of Water and Land
- National Indigenous Congress
- Oenergia Cooperative
- Serdán Brothers Collective
- Côtes-d'Armor Fisheries Committee - France
- Debt Observatory in Globalisation - Catalonia
- Protect the Coasts Association - France
- Union of Construction Workers of Portugal
Lee Harris | The American Prospect | September 8, 2023
A ballot initiative up in November, backed by Mainers who are fed up with that status quo, aims to take back the monopoly privileges granted to those private utilities and convert them into Pine Tree Power, a nonprofit authority that would be run by an independent board.
Mexico News Daily | April 5, 2023
President López Obrador on Tuesday hailed the deal as a “new nationalization of the electricity industry,” noting that it will allow the state-owned Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), which will operate the plants, to increase its share of the electricity market from just under 40% to 55.5%.
Brazil: After privatization, the number of complaints against the Federal District's energy distributor grows 16%
Giovana Cardoso | R7 | January 2, 2023
In 2021, Neoenergia Brasília had a performance below that established by Aneel and ended 2022 with 2,788 complaints.
Rodrigo Messias & Silvia Regina Portela | Brasil de Fato | March 14, 2022
There have been constant and repeated complaints in the last year due to the deterioration in service provision and the increase in time it took to restore the system, causing losses and inconvenience to customers.
James Tapper | The Guardian | March 12, 2017
So energy companies have little incentive to give the sticky 66% a good deal, which results in “excessive prices” generating about £2bn a year for the big six – British Gas, Scottish Power, EDF, SSE, Npower and E.ON – according to a landmark report by the Competition and Markets Authority last year.
Carlos Quiroga & Sonya Dowsett | Reuters | December 29, 2012
Bolivia nationalized two electricity distribution companies owned by Spanish utility Iberdrola IBE.MC on Saturday, the latest move by leftist President Evo Morales to assert control over the country's resources.
Thomas Gualtieri | Bloomberg | October 17, 2023
Prosecutors are seeking a €85 million ($89.6 million) in fines from Iberdrola Generacion SA and two years of jail time for the executives from the Madrid court. A private complaint from consumer rights group Facua seeks three years in prison and a penalty of €107.5 million.
Voice of America | May 28, 2022
Mexico's energy regulator fined Spanish firm Iberdrola $467 million for improperly selling electricity to third parties in violation of domestic "self-supply" laws, a document published Friday said.
Graham Keeley | Voice of America | February 11, 2022
Spanish power company Iberdrola is suing the holding company of business news site El Confidencial over coverage of an industrial espionage case, a move the site's director says threatens its survival.
France: Wind turbines in the bay of Saint-Brieuc: Why Sea Shepherd and Garde les Caps are filing a complaint with the European Commission
V. Chopin | France TV Info | February 9, 2022
On Friday, January 7, a complaint had already been filed by these two entities, before the State Council "to challenge 59 exemptions for the destruction of species and protected habitats granted to the Spanish industrial giant Iberdrola", which is managing the wind farm project in the bay of Saint-Brieuc in the Côtes d'Armor.
Lindsay Fendt | The Guardian | December 3, 2021
A cybersecurity company filed a $110m lawsuit in New York this week, accusing the Spanish global energy company Iberdrola and its US subsidiary Avangrid of bid rigging and racketeering.
Isla Binnie & Emma Pinedo | Reuters | June 23, 2021
Spain's High Court on Wednesday placed Iberdrola (IBE.MC) Chief Executive Ignacio Galan under investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case dating back more than 15 years, a court document showed.
United States: Class action lawsuit accuses utilities Eversource, Avangrid of bilking customers out of $3.6 billion
Dana Drugmand | The Berkshire Edge | November 24, 2017
A new lawsuit brought on behalf of all electric ratepayers in New England targets two of the largest investor owned utilities (IOUs) in the region for allegedly manipulating wholesale energy markets, resulting in inflated natural gas and electricity costs and higher bills for consumers.
Tribunal de Contas da União | November 17, 2016
The Court of Audit (TCU) has given 15 days for Norte Energia, the company responsible for the implementation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, and Eletrobrás, the company's main shareholder, to provide clarifications on an overbilling of R$ 3.2 billion identified in the hydroelectric construction contract.
Alex Brummer | This is Money | April 17, 2016
Shell and Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power have been found guilty of fraud and market manipulation which led to power blackouts in the San Francisco bay area. The finding by a Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) judge alleges that Shell and Iberdrola made £809million of illegal profits which may now have to be repaid to the citizens of California.
Simon Bowers | The Guardian | July 17, 2014
The Department for Business has promised to investigate new information relating to a fresh row over £79m of outstanding cashback promises made to ScottishPower customers more than a decade ago.
Aline Dias | Justiça Global | March 21, 2013
Norte Energia, owner of the hydroelectric plant, and the Consortium Constructor of Belo Monte managed to ban the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) and the Xingu Lives Forever Movement (MXVPS) from protesting in the State Court of Pará. By the court decision, the movements were prohibited from taking any action that would interfere with the progress of the construction of the dam. If they disrespected the measure, the established daily fine would be R$ 50,000.
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes rules in favor of Guatemala in the million-dollar Iberdrola lawsuit
Juan Luis García | Plaza Pública | August 20, 2012
In 2008, Iberdrola sued Guatemala for paying Q.672 million for the reduction in Value Added Distribution Tax (VAD) ordered by the government. The electricity multinational wanted its subsidiary in the country, Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala S.A., to charge US$11.36 per kilowatt to its users, which the National Electric Energy Commission reduced to US$4.24.
John Ferguson | Daily Record | February 5, 2023
Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed with their power supply.
Alex Trelinski | The Olive Press | January 17, 2023
Iberdrola's power distribution division has been fined €68,667 after a griffon vulture was electrocuted on a Valencia Province power line.
Dani Dominguez | World Crunch | December 20, 2021
At Comillas University, for example, the companies sponsor the Module of Energy and Innovation, financed by Iberdrola; the Module of Family and Disability and the Module of Social Impact, in which the Repsol Foundation participates, as well as the Module of Energy and Poverty, run by Naturgy and Endesa.
Adam Barnett & Phoebe Cooke | DeSmog | November 11, 2021
Campaigners criticised the Spanish energy giant and its subsidiary ScottishPower, an official COP26 sponsor, over their green PR at the UN climate summit.
TPN/Lusa | The Portugal News | September 11, 2021
The Iberian Anti-Nuclear Movement (MIA) has denounced the existence of a "highly radioactive" water leak at the Cofrentes nuclear power plant, located in the Spanish province of Valencia, but the owner says there was no environmental or safety impacts.
Isla Binnie | Reuters | August 19, 2021
Spain is examining the use of reservoir water by power utility Iberdrola (IBE.MC), an energy and environment ministry official said on Thursday, adding a recent rapid draw-down from a lake in the west of the country exceeded "common sense" limits.
Brazil: Federal Prosecutor's Office files complaint against Norte Energia over the death of almost 30 tons of fish in Belo Monte
Ministério Público Federal | August 6, 2021
The Federal Prosecutor's Office alleges that Norte Energia acted with malicious intent by provoking the death of almost 30 tons of fish between 2015 and 2019, without taking the measures required by Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) to mitigate the serious damage to the fish fauna of the Xingu River.
Pamela Largue | Power Engineering International | June 22, 2021
Van Oord’s jack-up Aeolus has left the bay of Saint-Brieuc and is en-route to her home port in Vlissingen, the Netherlands after the installation of foundations at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm was halted due to a leak of hydraulic fluid in the drilling equipment.
Mexico: The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) warns that Iberdrola is causing damage to fauna and flora with its Wind Farm in Chapulco
Yadira Llaven Anzures | La Jornada de Oriente | May 9, 2019
The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), through the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA), determined that the multinational company Iberdrola is causing damage to the endemic fauna and flora in the communities of San Pedro Chapulco and Azumbilla, for the installation of the "Renewable Energy Industrial Wind Farm" PIER IV SA de CV.
Organics News Brasil | July 21, 2018
The assessment was made after tests carried out in the water indicated the presence of waste eight to 16 times the amount allowed at the Altamira Sewage Treatment Plant, built by the company.
Marcus Wolf | NNY360 | August 15, 2017
Audubon New York declared its opposition to Avangrid Renewables’s proposed Horse Creek Wind Farm earlier this month because of the potential threats it claims the project has to several bird species and their habitats within an important bird area in Northern Jefferson County.
Louise Thrower | Goulburn Post | May 4, 2017
The firm’s class action principal, Brendan Pendergast, said the action alleged that Infigen Energy “was aware of the risk that a bird strike to its high voltage power line could cause a fire.” Further, it was aware of previous similar incidents but “failed to take appropriate steps to address the risk until after the fire.”
Heloísa Viana | Brasil de Fato | April 3, 2023
João Carlos Dias, director of the Union of Urban Workers in the Federal District (STIU-DF), stated that there are no reasons for these layoffs and that the company has been making more and more profits.
Jasper Jolly | The Guardian | March 28, 2023
Scottish Power was “the worst offender when taking into account their customer base” with 24,300 installations, the government said. That represented more than 500 installations per 100,000 meter points.
United Kingdom: British Gas, Scottish Power, SSE and Ovo named and shamed as energy vouchers fail to to arrive
Catherine Furze | Chronicle Live | December 17, 2022
One in five of the UK's poorest families are left shivering as they wait for their rebate payments to top up their meters.
Brazil: Federal Prosecutor's Office hearings show extinction of fishing in the Xingu River due to the Belo Monte dam
Ministério Público Federal | August 18, 2022
Once accustomed to the abundance of fish in one of the largest rivers in the Amazon, fisherfolk in the middle Xingu region, in Pará, have been experiencing difficulties in supporting their families since work on the hydroelectric dam, which has been accompanied by explosions in the river and the subsequent death of fish, began.
Brazil: Neoenergia: profit for the Spaniards, layoffs and bad services for the people of the Federal District
Chico Vigilante | Brasil 247 | April 11, 2022
Neoenergia, the company that acquired the Brasilia Energy Company (CEB) after the governor of the Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha, privatized it in 2021, demonstrated its total lack of commitment to employees and society this Monday by announcing layoffs of 120 workers, out of a total of 600...
Connor Gillies | BBC | December 18, 2021
A whistleblower claims call handlers working on behalf of Scottish Power are told to threaten customers with debt enforcement - even over mistaken bills.
La Jornada del Oriente | May 13, 2018
A group of communal land shareholder from San Pedro Chapulco, Azumbilla and Puente Colorado criticized Iberdrola for using a territorial conflict that dates back to 1936 to generate division between communities and stop the social movement that is fighting the installation of a wind farm next to the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve.
Ofgem | October 22, 2013
Ofgem’s investigation found that ScottishPower breached its marketing licence conditions, and the company has agreed to pay an £8.5 million package that will directly benefit vulnerable consumers and compensate consumers that were misled.
Miriam Raftery | East County Magazine | September 12, 2012
But a look at the history of turbine collapses, serious injury, fires, safety violations and at least one death linked to Iberdrola facilities raise serious concerns about the company’s track record.
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European Investment Bank | February 13, 2023
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Iberdrola have signed a new agreement to accelerate the energy transition in Italy by developing new renewable energy plants.
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Itai Vardi | Energy & Policy Institute | August 23, 2023
Connecticut utility United Illuminating, a subsidiary of Avangrid, is behind a political campaign targeting a draft decision by state regulators rejecting its requested rate hike. UI has mobilized its own employees to protest and write comments against the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURA).
United States: Energy Giants Spending Millions to Block This State's Effort to Create Consumer-Owned Utility
Jon Lamson | Common Dreams | August 24, 2022
Avangrid has already spent millions on a campaign opposing a potential 2023 ballot measure, which would propose a buyout of the state's two investor-owned utility companies, CMP and Versant (the state already has nine small-scale cooperatives and municipal-owned utilities).
Mexico: Iberdrola was abusive and advantageous for hiring Calderón and Kessel according to Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Nancy Flores | Contra Línea | October 6, 2021
Iberdrola's dominance in the Mexican electricity market derives from abusive, advantageous behavior, with the use of privileged information that it obtained when hiring former President Felipe Calderón and his former Secretary of Energy, Georgina Kessel Martínez, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said this morning.
United Kingdom: #StopFundingTheTories: Here are 36 companies you’ll want to avoid if you don’t want to unwittingly fund the Tories
Andrea Needham | Evolve Politics | February 12, 2018
Scottish Power. Have donated £48k since 2010. They’ve also given considerable amounts to Scottish Labour although the last donation was in 2016.
Instituto Humanitas Unisinos | July 22, 2014
The construction of the Belo Monte dam is ongoing in Brazil, and peasants have reported death threats and bribes to city halls and leaders of villages close to the worksite.
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David Byers | The Times | February 10, 2022
Scottish Power has lost its attempt to have corporation tax written off from the sums it was ordered to pay out to vulnerable customers and charities in 2013, after a judge dismissed its case in a first-tier tax tribunal judgment seen by The Times.
Richard Partington | The Guardian | June 3, 2021
Analysis by the EU Tax Observatory indicates companies that would be forced to pay more tax would include the oil giants BP, Shell, Iberdrola and Repsol, the mining firm Anglo American, telecoms firm BT, and banks such as HSBC, Barclays and Santander.
Oxfam | Sur in English | March 16, 2015
On this basis, Oxfam stipulates that the US state of Delaware, the British Channel Islands, Panama and Luxembourg, among others, are tax havens. Delaware is the territory with the most subsidiaries of Spanish companies: 350 of the total 810. Santander has 62 there, while 58 belong to Iberdrola and 55 to ACS.
Dimitris Mavrokefalidis | Energy Live News | October 26, 2023
Fiona Waters, a spokesperson for Warm This Winter, said: “It’s concerning that ScottishPower has been granted warrants to install prepayment meters in over a hundred homes, leaving vulnerable individuals with minimal credit, while its parent company is reporting substantial profits.”
United States: Avangrid opponents say a merger with PNM will lead to higher rates, worse customer service
Hannah Grover | New Mexico Political Report | September 8, 2023
A group opposed to a proposed merger between utility giant Avangrid and the Public Service Company of New Mexico released a report on Thursday alleging that Avangrid has a history of poor customer service, including errors in billing, and high rates.
Esquerda.net | December 13, 2022
Environmentalists want to assess the cross-border impact of the project for an Iberdrola power plant at the Alcãntara dam, in Cáceres, which will pump water upstream, restricting the flow that reaches Portugal.
Luisa Cabello | PV Magazine | June 17, 2022
A Spanish court has ruled that Spain’s largest operational PV project – the 500 MW Nuñez de Balboa solar plant – occupies a piece of land that was illegally expropriated. Project owner Iberdrola must now shut down a large portion of the installation.
Conal Quinn | Mexico Business News | May 17, 2022
The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has denied permits to Iberdrola to modify at least four permits, leaving some of the Spanish service provider’s plants in a precarious situation as active contracts are due to expire.
Alba Pérez | El Economista | February 19, 2022
Neoenergia, the Brazilian subsidiary of Iberdrola, has put up for sale its 10% stake in the company Norte Energia, which operates the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, the second largest in Brazil...
Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources Suspends Licensing for the São Luiz do Tapajós Hydroelectric Plant
Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens | April 21, 2016
The environmental agency's decision was taken on the same day that National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) approved the studies for the demarcation of the Sawré Maybú indigenous land, of the Munduruku people. The dam would flood part of the Indigenous territory and cause the removal of the Indigenous people, which is prohibited by the Constitution.
Benjamin Storrow | E&E News | January 25, 2023
Avangrid Inc. has won three of the five long-term power contracts awarded by Massachusetts since 2017. Since then, two of the company’s projects have floundered: a major offshore wind farm and a transmission line for hydropower.