Mongolia’s first wind farm

Mongolia’s first wind farm, located deep in the Mongolian Steppe, 70km from its capital, Ulaanbaatar, was officially opened in June 2013 by the Mongolian Minister of Energy, Mishig Sonompil. Since wind and solar energy resources are much more abundant in Mongolia than potential  hydropower RwB hopes that quick development of …

Civilians at Khoper River (Russia) brutally beaten by the nickel mining company guards

    May 13, Khoper, Central Russia – participants of a civil peaceful watch camp at Khoper were brutally beaten by the guards of the nickel mining company LLC Mednogorsky Copper and Sulfur Plant. The locals – civil watch participants, were documenting the law violations by the LLC Mednogorsky Copper …

Russia urges the World Bank to stop funding projects threatening Lake Baikal

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology in March 2013 issued an official letter to the World Bank expressing grave concerns regarding the fact that  the World Bank is supporting development of feasibility studies for  Shuren hydropower dam and Orkhon-Gobi water transfer project within a framework of MINIS project …

Russian Government: We informed project planners that Selenga River should not be dammed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russian Federation on April 2, 2013 informed Buriat NGOs that it is undertaking all necessary measures to clarify the plans of Mongolia Government and the World Bank regarding construction of Shuren Hydro on transboundary Selenga River, that is the main source of …