HydroNoodles from Russia with Love!

Picture Source: https://vk.com/paorushydro?w=wall-42131356_2628   The RusHydro Company – owner of most Russian hydropower dams – is known for considerable idle  capacity at many generation facilities due to placement of large dams in remote unpopulated areas without adequate transmission links with load centers. Recently Russian hydropower plants have been marketing use …

Shuren and Orkhon Dam Bids Cancelled by the World Bank Project in Mongolia !!!

  Notices on cancellation of bids for feasibility studies and environmental assessments on two Baikal -Selenge basin dams were posted on MINIS Project web-site.  This finally signifies that practically ALL  rightful demands consistently voiced by the RwB have been finally honored: –Consultations in Russia and Mongolia held at 35 locations …

RusHydro Announced Liquidation of the Nizhne-Zeyskaya Hydro Co.– the Last Greenfield Hydropower Project Proposed in the Amur River Basin

  On August 29, 2017 the  Board of Directors approved Report on “corporate social responcibility” and sustainable development of RusHydro for 2016. RusHydro claims that the Report underwent public hearings, but, likely, similar to the 2015 these were again  public hearings by invitation only and draft Report was not released …

Can “Energy Justice” Help to Remove Hydropower Dams from Development Agenda in Mongolia?

  High and ever increasing prices for electricity exported from Russia to Mongolia is the most commonly quoted reason for Mongolia’s plans to build its own large hydropower. In case of Lake Baikal Basin this looks especially true, since part of water that rotates turbines at Angara Hydropower Cascade (belongs …

Dauria – one giant steppe crisscrossed with wetlands

WE are celebrating 10-years of the project “Conservation of Threatened and Migratory Birds in the Erguna (Argun)-Midflow Transboundary Wetland, China/Russia” supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) in 2007.  This project, invented by Australian conservationist Daniel Hanisch as follow-up to his lonely guardianship  of Erguna Wetlands Nature Reserve  in Hulunbuir,  …