Here we present list of hydropower-related materials published on RwB web-sites in 2011
Basin-wide impact assessment of hydropower development –
Methodology suggested to the 6th World Water Forum as RwB’s contribution to
Target 2.3.4 ‘Evaluation framework for energy impacts on water’.
Appeal to HKEx on EuroSibEnergo plans to seek investors for the construction of large-scale hydroelectric power stations in Siberia –
Russian NGO appeal presented to financing institutions in early 2011.
Also see in South China Morning Post Mar 14, 2011, “Green groups oppose Deripaska firm’s listing” by Eric Ng and Toh Han Shih
Sino-Russian Hydropower in Amur River Basin: Options for the Future
RwB paper on history and several conceptual scenarios for the future development of hydro-power in the
AmurRiver Basin. It describes in detail history of Sino-Russian relations in the context of river basin management and joint and unilateral efforts in hydro-engineering.The paper pays specific attention to the risks associated with the Trans-Sibirskaya hydropower plant on Lower Shilka River planned by YES-Energo-a joint venture that was founded by Chinese Yangtze Power and Cyprus EurosibEnergo (belongs to Russian billionarie Deripaska).The main recommendation for the future is that implementation of acceptable environmental standards on the existing hydropower plants
is a mandatory first step, and only after it is completed, a decision could be made on the feasibility of the responsible continuation of hydropower development in the Amur River basin. Environmental risks from new hydropower plants are evident, while the economic need for their construction seems questionable-and these doubts are getting stronger with time.
At the Bottom – Surroundings of historic Gorbitsa village that is going to be submerged by Trassibirsy Hydro
By Damming Siberian Rivers Deripaska Intends to Integrate into Asian World
September 17th, 2011
TheSouth East Asiacountries have got fully elaborated stages of development. In Deripaska’s opinion,Russiashould enter this Asian world and integrate into it. The head of the Basic Element Company speaking at Baikal International Economic Forum (BIEF) has also mentioned that Asian countries and China primarily have got certain skewness and […]
EuroSibEnergo IPO postponed till late 2012?
September 15th, 2011
En+ to take EuroSibEnergo public in mid-late 2012
EuroSibEnergo, the electricity and coal division of billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s En+ Group, may return to its plans for an IPO, which failed to materialize in 2010-2011, next year.
EuroSibEnergo has been consolidating Deripaska’s energy and engineering assets since 2009, and holds controlling stakes in Irkutskenergo (RTS: IRGZ), […]
Three Gorges Co.: it is inevitable to jointly develop hydropower resources in Russia
September 15th, 2011
Engagement in Russia’s hydropower development for the Sino-Russian Friendship
A speech delivered by Three Gorges Co. representative Chen Guoqing at Baikal Economic Forum
Dear Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen?
Good afternoon. On behalf of Mr. Cao Guangjing, Chairman of China Three Gorges Corporation and Mr. Zhang Cheng, President of China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. I would like […]
Direct Investment Fund Can Be Established By Russia and China
September 15th, 2011
The Ministry of Regional Development of theRussian Federationis
responsible for coordinating the implementation of theRussiaand China Cross Border Cooperation Programme that was approved by the Heads of the States in October, 2009. In particular, it is support for investment projects that are included in the list of […]
EN+ refuses to talk to Rivers without boundaries
August 5th, 2011
South China Morning Post published Eric Ng’s new article “Russian to relaunch HK debut next year” on attempts of Eurosibenergo to raise money for hydropower development in Russiaand its claims about “highest environmental standards”.
EuroSibEnergo (ESE), the power unit of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s energy and resources conglomerate EN+ Group, plans to relaunch its shelved […]
Trans-Sibirskaya hydropower plant -new deadly threat to Daurian rivers
August 5th, 2011
Alarming news came from eurosib.ru – official web-site of EuroSibEnergo(ESE)- energy offshoot of Deripaska’s Basel Holding.
“EuroSibEnergo, the largest independent power producer in Russia, and China Yangtze Power Co. (”CYPC”), the largest Chinese listed hydroelectricity producer, signed a Framework Agreement that provides for joint investment of a list of power plant construction projects in Eastern […]
Mongolia National Water Programme – Action Plan
August 1st, 2011
Thanks to generosity
and good cooperation spirit of the Mongolian Water Authority we finally obtained English text of the Action plan.
We were especially impressed with the opening actions under Section 3:
3. The following measures shall be taken towards creating conditions for the accumulation of water resources, provision of potable water, which should meet the requirements […]
TIME on Sino-Russian energy relationships
July 25th, 2011
“In summer, intolerable closeness; in winter, unendurable cold.”
So Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote of his years of hard labor in 19th centurySiberia, after a jittery Tsar Nicholas I banished the famed writer to the lonelyFar East. For centuries, the massive swath of land east ofMoscow and north ofChina has been a […]
The 6th International Conference “Rivers of Siberia”
January 19th, 2011
The First Announcement
The Krasnoyarsk-based environmental NGO “Plotina”(”Dam”) and other interested parties will hold the Sixth International Rivers of Siberia Conference in Krasnoyarsk,on March 22-24, 2011. The Conference is dedicated to uniting civil society and strengthening public involvement in solving river-related problems in Siberia and the Russian Far East, sharing domestic and international experience […]