New Energy Agreement between Mongolia and Russia May Eliminate Plans for Hydropower Plants in Selenge River Basin

December 3. Moscow. Mongolia and Russia have finally signed an agreement on cooperation in electric power, development of which was triggered by Mongolia’s plans to build hydropower plants in Lake Baikal basin to achieve self-sufficiency in energy sector. On the part of Mongolia, such desire was partly due to lack …

Freshwater ecosystems wiped out in the Climate’s Name: a new study on hydropower frenzy in Europe.

As You, probably, know the main factor preventing rivers in EU to achieve “good ecological status” prescribed by the Water Framework Directive is “hydro-morphological alteration”, in other words – dams, dykes and other water infrastructure. One would expect, that policies of EU countries would be directed at removing and reducing …

International Conference on Hydropower Impacts Held in Dniester River Basin

On October 8-9, 2019, the International Association of River Keepers “Eco-TIRAS” in partnership with the Institute of Zoology and in collaboration with the Faculty of Natural Geography of the Pridnestrovian State University named after TG Shevchenko organized a conference with international participation “The Impact of Hydropower on River Ecosystems”. Conference …

Our Response to the Climate Bond Initiative’s Attempt to “Climatewash” Hydropower

As economic attractiveness of hydropower goes down world-wide, the sector seeks to find new sources of support. Climate funding is the single most promising opportunity for hydropower to continue ruining rivers and forests of the planet. Therefore, we at the RwB pay close attention to these developments and want to …