Brazilian indigenous people turn to wind energy as dam alternative

The indigenous people of Brazil’s most northerly region have been conducting a wind power trial, in a bid to convince the government that it’s a realistic alternative to the country’s controversial hydroelectric dams.

Roraima is both the northernmost and least populated of Brazil’s states, wedged between Venezuala and Guyana.

Internationally, it’s most well known for Mount Roraima, a 31km2 table mountain with 400m-tall sides that inspired both Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World