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They are doing exactly what you are saying though. The point is that the ratio of damage to power for a dam that produces so little power is too high.

Absolutely, I think this instance is perfectly reasonable. But then you also have people demanding that something be done about birds dying over solar farms (the only thing that could be done about that is to shut down the plant).

That’s why I think the “it’s not green” assessment is never productive. “It’s more green than other things” is reasonable and productive, but “it’s not green enough” is an endless rabbit hole.

I mean isn't the logical route to evaluate everything in terms of measurable ecological and climate damage to power produced and try to minimize?

It would be. But the issue is so emotive and political, that in my opinion, I don’t think that actually happens very much.

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