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Chinese Engineers at Turgusun Dam. Xinhua July 2021

According to Xinhua agency the
China-built Turgusun hydropower plant has been operating at full capacity since
mid-July and will help ease a power shortage in East Kazakhstan Region. The
plant is located on the Turgusun River near the city of Altai.
Built by the China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE), a
subsidiary of the China
Three Gorges Corporation, the station has an installed capacity of 24.9 MW,
and is expected to produce up to 79.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity per
year.

Celebration of successful launch of the third generator. …

Essential Publications, Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[2 Sep 2020 | Topics: ]

International Renewable Energy
Agency published RE costs data for 2019.

Costs of energy change 2010-2019

Hydropower’s share of global renewable energy capacity fell from 76% (925 GW) in 2010 to just under 47% in 2019. Global installed hydropower capacity (excluding pumped hydro) was 1 189 GW at the end of 2019. It is the only widespread non-fossil energy source for which both cost of construction and cost of electricity (LCOE) increased over past decade.

Solar
photovoltaic (PV) shows the sharpest cost decline over 2010-2019 at 82%,
followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore …

Baikal Lake, Featured, Greening Silk Road, Selenga River, World Heritage Convention »

[4 Dec 2019 | Topics: ]

Lake Baikal shore in winter (RwB)

December 3. Moscow. Mongolia and Russia have finally signed an agreement on cooperation in electric power, development of which was triggered by Mongolia’s plans to build hydropower plants in Lake Baikal basin to achieve self-sufficiency in energy sector. On the part of Mongolia, such desire was partly due to lack of long-term agreement with neighbors for reliable electricity supply at affordable price.

The necessity for such agreement has been discussed at least since 2014 and was always viewed in conjunction with difficult negotiations on …

Ob Basin, Solidarity »

[20 Dec 2017 | Topics: ]

 
Both decisions claim to confront climate change…
 
Long-awaited decision to create Vasyugansky Mire Zapovednik (a strict scientific nature reserve) was made on December 16 by the Russian government .
A 6148 square km. nature reserve will be created within The Great Vasyugansky Mire, the largest swamp system in the Northern Hemisphere, which is located in the Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions. The reserve will preserve the unique and diverse ecosystem, which is of great significance for nature conservation.

Picture Source: http://vivareit.ru/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/vasug_bolot.jpg
Creation of this nature reserve was included into the "Plan for Implementing …

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[16 Dec 2017 | Topics: ]

We have unusual cause to talk  again about our old acquaintances : China Three Gorges Co.  What makes us really cheerful is not even the speed of conversion from new hydro to new solar, not just the boldness with which they reclaim collapsed coal mine for new solar farm, but the fact all this innovation is still  to cost about 1000 USD per KW of installed capacity – cheaper that anything else….No wonder that in July 2017 the CTCC Vice-president Mr.Lin Chuxue told the RwB coordinator, that his corporation is …

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 …