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Angara River, Shilka River »

[11 Apr 2012 | Topics: ]

What does hydropower mean for the Russian environment? Galina Angarova of Pacific Environment talks about a joint venture between a Russian and Chinese company to build new dams for hydropower, and what changes this may bring for indigenous people and forests.

Kamchatka Peninsula »

[10 Apr 2012 | Topics: ]

After Kamchatka Province Governor Mr.Ilukhin visited ROK last week and once again amazed environmental community which  is extremely irritated with his consistent desire to destroy Kronotsky Zapovednik (Strict Scientific Nature reserve), which was declared a World Heritage Site for its unique flora and fauna and famous geysers that rival those of Yellowstone. He wants to build a cascade of hydropower plants on pristine Kronotskaya River and develop extensive tourist infrastructure and a fish farm in the Kronotskoye Lake. According to official reports now he has backing from some Korean investors. …

Amur Basin »

[10 Apr 2012 | Topics: ]

The story featured by the China Daily, that we bring to your attention is a reflection of traditional relationship between Chinese society and its rivers. It is about harnessing Songhua River and then trying to bring benefits to local communities from destroyed river. Story sounds good, it is about win-win situation, but we have to question whether this harmony will last for long.  Dadingzishan is a low dam blocking Songhua River  in the lower portion of its basin downstream from Harbin City. It creates reservoir within the city bounds and  …

Amur Basin, Shilka River »

[2 Apr 2012 | Topics: ]

At Boao Forum for Asia 2012 Annual Conference EN + CEO Artem Volynets reported: China and Russia could jointly develop hydropower to reduce dependence on coal.
Artem Volynets said, China’s generation is 70% dependent on coal, so in the future foreseeable future, coal is still a very important source of energy in China, especially in power generation and which is on planning issues related to coal, coal technology applications. The northern border of Russia and China, there are some energy sources, in particular, our Siberian hydropower development prospects are very bright, …

Amur Basin, Shilka River »

[2 Apr 2012 | Topics: ]

After a week of public protests in the Amur River basin works on the Trans-Siberian hydro power plant are to be suspended in the nearest future, novostienergetiki.ru report with reference to the official statement of EN+ company and World Wide Fund for Nature.
The Russian office of WWF managed to sign an agreement with EN+ on carrying out the asessment the Amur River with the aim of defining its hydro potential and possible risks connected with the construction of the new hydro power plants. The exploration works will take all …