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[30 Nov 2017 | Topics: ]

This is a quick snap-shot  developed by Eugene Simonov of the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) who visited planned reservoir bottom in September 2017. At the RwB we often encounter 50-60-year old dam designs being revived in completely new circumstances of the "Belt and Road Initiative"(BRI) of China. Besides Tractebel (part of Engie ) and Gezhouba companies involved in this cases are well known to us from other dam sites in Eurasia. This short review is written to bring discussion from political speculations to basic questions about this immortal …

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[9 Nov 2017 | Topics: ]

 

The World Bank continues to support and promote large hydropower against all evidence that its negative effects have never been mitigated in most known projects. From Laos to Mongolia  and  from Pakistan  to Georgia, the World Bank promotes the technology that brings destruction to living river ecosystems and livelihoods of local population. This article is about lessons from the South East Asia.
The global rise of environmental activism against large dams in the 1990s has been increasingly countered in the new millennium through the promotion of so-called “sustainable hydropower.” The World …

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[8 Nov 2017 | Topics: ]

INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF THE GREAT RIVERS OF THE WORLD:
“TAKING ACTION FOR WATER AND CLIMATE” was held 23-25 October 2017 – Capitoline Palace – Rome, ITALY
This international summit was organized by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), the Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWC) and Aquamadre.
It gathered the largest river basins in the world (more than 30 basins were present), which concern more than 100 countries, 45 delegations from …

Angara River, Baikal Lake, Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[24 Oct 2017 | Topics: ]

In Russia Lake Baikal World Heritage Site in Siberia has been  harmed by Irkutsk Hydro owned by En+ Group. Hong Kong and Australian scientists conclude that this is a world-wide effect of conventional hydropower.
 
The article “How green is ‘green’ energy?” published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution on and announced by HK University on October 24.
Many governments are promoting a move away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. However, in a study published today, scientists highlight some of the ecological dangers this wave of ‘green’ energy poses.
“We know that …

Amur Basin, Greening Silk Road, Mongolian Great Lakes, Selenga River, Solidarity »

[19 Oct 2017 | Topics: ]

Clean Energy Asia, a joint venture between Newcom Group and Japanese Softbank Energy, launched commercial operations for its 50MW Tsetsii wind farm in  Umnugovi Province.
The farm, consisting of 25 Vestas V90 turbines, was finished three months ahead of the scheduled commencement in December 2017. SoftBank Group chairman and chief executive Masayoshi Son said, “I’m very pleased that the commercial launch of the Tsetsii wind farm marks the first step for SoftBank Group to establish a renewable energy business in Mongolia under the Asia Super Grid project, in addition to …