Category: <span>Angara</span>

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 …

NORTH EURASIA HYDROPOWER IN 2016

An Overview At the end 2016 the news from our sub-continent, North Eurasia, news are bittersweet but quite hopeful: 1. Mongolia-Russia-China: Chinas agencies and Exim Bank in early April 2016 have frozen a loan and preparatory construction works for 315 MW Eg River Hydro in Lake Baikal Basin in Mongolia …

World Heritage Committee listed Baikal-related requirements for Russia and Mongolia

  The 40th session of the WHC held  in Istanbul ended prematurely due to unsuccessful coup in Turkey. Nevertheless it adopted a powerful Decision on safeguarding the Lake Baikal  World Heritage Site against negative impacts both in Russia and in Mongolia. Despite attempts of Mongolian delegation, that included the Director …

Baikal World Heritage, World Bank and Dams – Two Steps in Right Direction

World Bank Agreed That Arguments Against Dams In Selenge Basin Are Valid. -World Heritage Committee Requested Environmental Assessments – Will Mongolia listen? Baikal and Hydropower Lying in the heart of Siberia Lake Baikal fed by Selenge River is the oldest freshwater depository on Earth containing 20% of drinkable water of …

Can the World Heritage Convention save Lake Baikal from hydropower?

This session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) was crucial for the Lake Baikal: WHC had to decide whether to allow it to become a technocratic reservoir system managed primarily for hydropower in the interest of industry or it should be managed as a World Heritage site for the benefit …

The oldest conservation NGO sees better alternatives to hydropower in Mongolia

The oldest professional conservation group in Russia  the BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION CENTER released today  a  letter to the World Bank and other entities working on feasibility study  for the Shuren Hydropower Plant Project on Selenge River. In the letter this most experienced NGO shows that plenty of more efficient alternative are …