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[25 Oct 2017 | Topics: ]

Today, the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB), a union of conservationists protecting aquatic ecosystems and communities depending on them, sent an appeal calling for conservation of the Lake Baikal to the Lord Barker of Battle, a new Chair of the En+Group, that combines aluminium, hydropower and coal assets. The En+ is owned by a Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. On October 23 the En+ started a roadshow for its 1.5 billion IPO at the London Stock Exchange.
In the appeal the RwB describes the listing as an opportunity for the Company …

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 …

Baikal Lake, Selenga River »

[20 Oct 2017 | Topics: ]

"We have achieved something of a success story," says activist Aleksandr Kolotov. "But it is far too early to celebrate victory."
 
IRKUTSK, Russia — Environmentalists in Russia’s Far East have been celebrating a small victory in a long war to protect one of the world’s great natural treasures, Lake Baikal. On September 27, the World Bank froze its tender process for a Mongolian project to construct a hydroelectric station on the Selenga River, the main inlet source for the massive lake. The environmentalists have been arguing for years that …

Angara River, Baikal Lake, Featured, Greening Silk Road, Yenisey Basin »

[19 Oct 2017 | Topics: ]

“En+ Group transforms its huge clean energy resources to green metal and supplies it to fast-growing international markets.” Lord Baker. Chairman.
 
To: Donald Brydon, CBE, Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group
To: Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, UK Financial Conduct Authority
To: Rt Hon Lord Barker of Battle PC, Chairman of the Board, En+Group

Re: Environmental and Social Risks to be Considered When Listing the En+Group at the LSE
We appeal to You in response to the news that the En+Group Plc. plans to hold an IPO at the London Stock Exchange. We …

Baikal Lake, Featured, Selenga River »

 

Notices on cancellation of bids for feasibility studies and environmental assessments on two Baikal -Selenge basin dams were posted on MINIS Project web-site.  This finally signifies that practically ALL  rightful demands consistently voiced by the RwB have been finally honored:
–Consultations in Russia and Mongolia held at 35 locations and have shown that local people have wide spectrum of grave concerns related to proposed projects;
– Studies for individual dams immediately leading to formation of documents sufficient for investment and construction of dams have been cancelled;
– Short lists of eligible …

Angara River, Baikal Lake, Greening Silk Road, Mongolian Great Lakes, Selenga River, Solidarity »

[2 Sep 2017 | Topics: ]

 

High and ever increasing prices for electricity exported from Russia to Mongolia is the most commonly quoted reason for Mongolia’s plans to build its own large hydropower. In case of Lake Baikal Basin this looks especially true, since part of water that rotates turbines at Angara Hydropower Cascade (belongs to En+Group) comes from Selenge river in Mongolia. During last 6 months several different new transmission lines for additional electricity exports for lower prices were proposed by Russian Grid Co, Republic  of Buryatia, other entities. However promise of new cheap …