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Mongolian Government Seeks to Criminalize Citizens Opposing Erdeneburen Dam Project

This story published in Novaya Gazeta reflects new ugly grimace of war. Using now very popular “Russia’s energy dependence” rhetoric and fabricated “evidence” the Mongolian proponents of large dams are trying to take revenge and silence local citizens and conservation NGOs who oppose construction of Erdeneburen Hydro by Power China …

Hydropower installed in 2021 around the world, revisited

HYDRO-NO LONGER THE ENGINE FOR ENERGY TRANSITION Source: https://www.irena.org/publications/2022/Apr/Renewable-Capacity-Statistics-2022. Graph by RwB. In April IRENA issued new Renewable Capacity Statistics: Hydropower net additions (without pumped storage) are preliminarily assessed in 2021 as 18.9 GW, which is only 7% of global growth in renewables estimated as 257 GW (roughly the same …

Erdeneburen hydropower project in Mongolia contradicts “Green Belt and Road” standards

By Sukhgerel Dugersuren ,  The Third Pole  https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/energy/opinion-still-time-to-rethink-mongolias-erdeneburen-hydropower-plant/ In April, construction was due to start on Mongolia’s largest hydropower plant to date. The Erdeneburen hydropower plant is planned to be built on the Khovd River in western Mongolia, in an ecologically sensitive area of a national park. The project, which …

The role of hydro in energy revolution continues to decline, but damage to river ecosystems persists

Source: https://www.irena.org/publications/2022/Apr/Renewable-Capacity-Statistics-2022 HYDRO-NO LONGER THE ENGINE FOR ENERGY TRANSITION Hydropower net additions (without pumped storage) are preliminarily assessed in 2021 as 18.9 GW, which is only 7% of global growth in renewables estimated as 257 GW (roughly the same additions as in 2022). Hydropower has shown the slowest growth (2%) …

 10 Reasons Why hydropower dams are a false climate solution

Josh Klemm, , Eugene Simonov and Independent Media Institute Not only does hydroelectric power fail to prevent catastrophic climate change, but it also renders countries more vulnerable to climate change while emitting significant amounts of methane, one of the worst greenhouse gases. A river is a spectacular living corridor that …

MESOPOTAMIAN WATER ACTIVISTS CALL TO STOP WATER WARS IN UKRAINE AND ELSEWHERE

River Protection activists from Tigris River basin know well about the dangers of using dams and rivers in warfare. They relate their experiences with horrific realities of the war in Ukraine and call not target and use civilian infrastructure as targets and weapons. (reposted with STC permission) Save The Tigris …