Threats to Freshwater Ecosystems, World Heritage and Global Conservation Efforts Must Be Removed From the EU Taxonomy

On Monday, September 16, the EU Commission of finance stops accepting comments on the second draft of the Technical report on “EU Taxonomy (of activities for sustainable development eligible for green funding)”. The report sets out the basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation, contains technical screening criteria for 67 activities across …

To Dam or Not to Dam – that is the Question!!!

New article titled “Freshwater Ecosystems versus Hydropower Development” published in the MDPI journal “Water” shows practical directions for sustainable hydropower planning, suggesting much more tangible and straightforward ways to avoid and reduce dam impacts, than those suggested in “ESG gap analysis tool” developed by International Hydropower Association. Hydropower development inevitably …

Proposal to destroy Murchison Falls National Park submitted by the Bonang Power and Energy Co. rejected.

South Africa’s Bonang Power and Energy has been courting Ugandan elite and seeking hydropower contracts at least from 2015. Thus its web-site refers to official report of the Uganda State Palace on talks between the country’s President Yoweri and a delegation of an International Consortium of Companies from Russia and …

From Fire Into Hydro: Bolsonaro’s Relentless Effort to Destroy the Amazon Ecosystem

Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country’s investment partnerships program, called “Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos” or PPI.  According to BNamericas, the government’s support will come in the form of environmental licensing studies for the 650-MW Bem Querer, 140-MW …

Habitat of the Loch Ness Monster is Relieved from the Threat of Hydropower Development.

The Times reported  that famed habitat of Nessie – the monster of the Loch Ness lake in Scotland is no longer threatened by large water infrastructure scheme.. Legendary monster may continue to enjoy unspoiled scenery and  hide its secrets at the bottom of famed lake. Plans for a hydropower scheme …