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Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[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 …

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[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 …

Angara River, Baikal Lake, Featured, Selenga River, Yenisey Basin, Yenisey River »

[5 Nov 2017 | Topics: ]

To: Donald Brydon, CBE,
Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group
cc: CEO, Chief Risk Officer, key management officials.
Re: En+Group IPO
Dear Mr. Brydon:
We recently learned that the En+Group is preparing for IPO at London Stock Exchange. We recognize that, in principle, public listing could help the company to become more transparent and socially responsible. We are writing to raise concerns regarding the En+ Group’s ability to meet standard information disclosure requirements as this is an area this company is failing to strengthen.
We believe that a stock market listing could …

Angara River, Baikal Lake, Yenisey River »

[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 …