IRENA’s Call for Renewable Colonialism: Ignorance or Intended Policy?

A new joint study between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), provides their perspectives on the interconnection potential in Northeast Asia and “insights for policy makers and key stakeholders”. The dream of “Asian Supergrid” has continuously inspired not only  visionaries from Russia, Japan, …

Bosnia, Montenegro… who is next to get rid of small hydro and big problems it creates?

According to the International Hydropower Association, starting in early 2021, the Swiss Government-funded three-year initiative will see IHA Sustainability, the organisation’s non-profit subdivision, work with project developers, alongside regulators, investors and civil society organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. They will try to reestablish …

European Green Climate Finance Taxonomy: River fragmentation should not be funded by the EU money!

The Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition provided recommendations “On Hydropower and Infrastructure for Water Transport Impacts on Freshwater Bodies, Ecosystems and Species” as its submission on Draft Delegated Act (DA) on Sustainable-finance and EU classification-system-for-green-investments. The text of draft DA dilutes and weakens recommendations made to European commission by special …

The IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan recommends not discarding nukes and hydro right away

The new Sustainable Recovery Plan released by the International Energy Agency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis being felt across the world has recommended hydropower and nuclear reactor modernization as one of key policy measures. The plan seeks to show governments what they can do to boost …