Category: <span>Greening Silk Road</span>

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Forces the Hydropower Industry to Build New Dams in Protected Areas?!!!

International Hydropower Association Reveals “Good Practice” Guide for (Damming) Protected Areas It looks like the hydropower industry is getting on nerves of the big international NGOs (BINGOs) who have “cooperated” with the IHA for a decade in common search for “sustainable hydropower”. And there was a good reason for that …

Hydropower Policy BRIef: Part III. PERSISTENT PROBLEMS IN HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHAMPION COUNTRIES

(Full Contents of Hydropower Policy BRIef here) Unfortunately, modest development of greenfield hydropower in 2020 again came at the cost of destruction of irreplaceable natural areas and suffering of local communities in countries where those dams have been built. It also often exacerbated transboundary tensions, fuelled corruption and economic crisis. …

PRESS RELEASE ON THE DECLARATION FOR RIVERS AND CLIMATE

Over 290 organizations from 69 countries call on governments to not use climate funding for so-called “sustainable” hydropower schemes September 21, 2021 Glasgow, Scotland—Over 290 organizations from 69 countries today launched a Rivers for Climate Global Declaration calling on governments and leaders attending COP26 to protect river ecosystems and stop …

Hydropower Policy BRIef: Part II. HYDROPOWER INSTALLED IN 2020 AND TRENDS BEHIND IT

(Full Contents of Hydropower Policy BRIef here) Our analysis for 2020 is based on two annual reports: “Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021”[1] by IRENA and “Status of Hydropower Report” by the International Hydropower Association (IHA). We reviewed data on the countries adding more than 100 MW, according to at least one …

Hydropower Policy BRIef: Global Trends in 2020. Part I

Dedicated to the 2021 World Hydropower Congress, this Brief provides a review of hydropower development in 2020 and rich statistics on hydropower in the 21 century. It notes a modest role of hydropower in renewable energy (RE) revolution, global decline in annual hydropower expansion for the last 7 years. Section …

Hydropower Sustainability Tools Will Help the IHA Members to Build More Dams Affecting Protected Areas?!

It has been almost two weeks since the International Hydropower Association (IHA) announced its “historic commitment” not to build dams inside the World Heritage areas. It became about the last in the long line of industries who have been convinced by the World Heritage Center to declare such a commitment. …