Tag: <span>Synohydro and Co</span>

Strategic Hydropower Assessment at the Roof of the World

Nepal’s hydropower boom needs strategic assessment and public oversight Children crossing a bridge across Budhi Gandaki River in Arughat, Nepal (Photo by Eugene Sim0nov) Prologue: A tale of two dams In 2017, I visited 1,200 MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project, 70 kilometers from Kathmandu, and found many similarities with the …

GEIDCO: a Harbinger of Equitable Green Future or a Salesman of China’s Excess Industrial Capacity?

  Can one promote great common good on behalf of association of companies from 80 countries and then immediately extract tangible private gain from it? Please, be patient – read a string  of news covering first 3 weeks of December. UN DESA shows commitment to climate action at COP24 The …

Pitfalls of the Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia

The new Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia disregards financial, environmental and climate commitments – may increase significantly Mongolia’s debt and carbon footprint. For a country that just narrowly escaped financial default[1], the new energy mid—term program of Mongolia (2018- 2023) suggesting to increase current debt burden by borrowing USD 4.0 …

As Datang Corporation Plays the Fool at Mekong Dam Consultations Will China Government Step in and Apply its Screening Policies for Sensitive Investments ?

  Since March 2018 all overseas investment projects “affecting transboundary water resources” are classified by China Government as “sensitive”  and “restricted” and should be subjected to detailed assessment of their impacts on countries of investment and reputation of Chinese institutions and policies. Environmental and local livelihoods concerns are among key …

Indonesian Firm -North Sumatera Hydro Energy – Pushing Along the “Belt&Road” the Ape-Killer Project

Tapanuli. Photo by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.    In a worldwide press release, researchers from ALERT  strongly criticized an Indonesian corporation — for using “deplorable” tactics to promote a project that would imperil the world’s rarest species of great ape. The corporation, North Sumatera Hydro Energy (NSHE), is “pressuring …