Rivers without Boundaries

The Rogun HPP project completion deserves a broad public discussion

PRESS RELEASE, January 24, 2024. The fateful and ecologically significant for the whole of Central Asia decision to complete the Rogun hydropower plant on the Vakhsh River in the Amu Darya basin may be made without taking into account the opinion of all stakeholders, in a mode closed from the …

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) intends to co-finance the Rogun Hydro in Tajikistan?

The AIIB announced that it is joining the ADB and EBRD in an effort to build a 76 kilometer road and a bridge in Tajikistan. One would wonder why three multilateral banks are needed for such a small ordinary task? The answer is simple – they are helping the Central …

Construction of the Rogun Dam, the tallest and the most controversial, started in Tajikistan

Tajikistan on October 29th started construction of the controversial $3.9 billion USD Rogun hydropower dam on the Vakhsh River. The dam – designed with a height of 335m – is part of the 3600MW Rogun hydroelectric project (started in 1976), which may become the largest hydroelectric project in the region …

Hydroelectric power station in Amu Darya basin threatens Red Book fish species

February 12, 2024 The 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) commenced on February 12 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, amid heightened concerns raised by environmental groups over the peril facing various species due to the extensive construction of dams …

Notes on the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Report. REN21. January 2024

The REN21, which presents itself as “the only global renewable energy community that brings together actors from science, academia, governments, NGOs and industry to collectively drive the rapid, fair transition to renewables”, presented a report on sustainability of renewable energy sources.The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Report (RESR) is built on …