Rivers without Boundaries

The role of hydro in energy revolution continues to decline, but damage to river ecosystems persists

Source: https://www.irena.org/publications/2022/Apr/Renewable-Capacity-Statistics-2022 HYDRO-NO LONGER THE ENGINE FOR ENERGY TRANSITION Hydropower net additions (without pumped storage) are preliminarily assessed in 2021 as 18.9 GW, which is only 7% of global growth in renewables estimated as 257 GW (roughly the same additions as in 2022). Hydropower has shown the slowest growth (2%) …

As the Indonesian Pharaoh Builds a Pyramid, the Pyramid Needs Stones, Stones Hit People…

Indonesia has mixed record of protecting human rights and ecosystem services in the course of development. Recent weakening of national corruption-prevention mechanisms coupled with investments for “strategic” infrastructure made exempt from many environmental and social safeguards is leading to increased violent conflicts in which police suppresses local protests. Jumbo Bener …

Multiheaded Hydro

Author: Alexey Tarasov Novaya Gazetta.  № 123. Nov 1, 2021 Russia will defend the interests of big business, to the detriment of Lake Baikal and Siberia, at the UN Conference on Climate in Glasgow Waves of fresh water are overflowing the banks of Lake Baikal. It is here near the …