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. …

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 …