Tag: <span>Sino-Russian Hydro</span>

“Green” Lords ‘greenwashing’ the Russian energy giant

A Baikal seal on Lake Baikal. By Per Harald Olsen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. London-listed En+ Group published its 2017 financial results  with revenues exceeding USD 12 billion and “environmental  provision”  of mere USD 3 million.  On the same day  James Cusick  questioned. In openDemocracy UK the behavior …

During the IPO in London the En+ Group acknowledged its harm to Lake Baikal World Heritage site

The IPO Prospectus that was made public over the weekend by the En+Group (ENPL) and contains numerous inconsistencies and omissions. In the relevant "Risks" and the "Health, Security and Environment" sections, the Prospectus does not disclose specific environmental and social risks related to exploitation of large hydropower- the spine bone …

RusHydro Announced Liquidation of the Nizhne-Zeyskaya Hydro Co.– the Last Greenfield Hydropower Project Proposed in the Amur River Basin

  On August 29, 2017 the  Board of Directors approved Report on “corporate social responcibility” and sustainable development of RusHydro for 2016. RusHydro claims that the Report underwent public hearings, but, likely, similar to the 2015 these were again  public hearings by invitation only and draft Report was not released …

Russian President Putin Supports Strategic Assessment of Mongolian Hydropower and Alternative Solutions

  In the beginning of August the President of Russian Federation undertook a series of activities devoted to freshwater ecosystems : On August 2 he harpooned a large pike in Siberia. A video of this hunt shown  by TV to Russian population was intended to promote  further support for nature …

Baikal vs. Dams – Game Over?

The WB Inspection Panel recognized that 2015 Request for Inspection "had placed the MINIS project on a positive trajectory…" Finally it is all over! The World Bank Inspection Panel after 2,5 years of close supervision decided not to investigate compliant submitted by Mongolian and Russian citizens concerned with intended feasibility …