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GMS Power Trade Operating Agreement Scheme Creates Consumer Risks

Wednesday, June 1, 2005
An analysis by Dr. Bretton Garrett identifies three key points of concern in the ADB's proposed Power Trade operating Agreement: Cost; Regulatory Issues; and Organizational Structure. Executive Summary The PTOA-General Design, Final Report: Study for A Regional Power Trade Operating Agreement in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, prepared for Asian Development Bank by Mercados Energeticos - Soluziona (November 2004), presents a design for the Power Trade Operating Agreement (PTOA) and describes an organizational structure and operational procedures that promote electricity trade among the GMS

SANDRP Comments on ADB Kaldigad Small Hydro Project (Uttaranchal, India)

Sunday, June 4, 2006
Current Status: Validation Terminated (as of Aug 2009) Submitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) While projects like the Kaldigad Small hydro project are desirable if taken up in proper manner, the project taken up as present should not be validated for the following reasons.1. The project developer (Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd) and funding agency (Asian Development Bank) have not done any satisfactory consultation with the people in the affected villages. The local people have not been given any of the project documents like the detailed project report, have not been given the environment im

WCD Process in Nigeria

Sunday, October 12, 2003
Proceedings from a public dialogue on the WCD.

WCD: What this means for Southern Africa

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Members of the South Africa Coordinating Committee on the WCD created this PowerPoint presentation.

Dams in the Sekong basin: Environmental overviews fail to see Cambodia

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Norconsult’s initial environmental examinations for the environmental impact assessments for the Sekong 4 and Nam Kong 1 dams recognize many of the inevitable impacts of these projects on the environment and people living along these rivers in the Sekong River Basin in southern Laos. However, these IEEs fail to refer to the impacts of these projects on people living downstream in Cambodia. Meanwhile, the World Bank’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Ian Porter, and other proponents of large hydroelectric dams invariably claim that these dams produce electricity that is “environmenta

O maior tributário do rio Amazonas ameaçado

Friday, September 28, 2007
Documento por Amigos da Terra Brasil e outras resumindo os impactos dos projetos hidrelétricos no rio Madeira

The Zambezi: Damned by Dams

Tuesday, November 1, 2005
The Zambezi River is the heart of Mozambique, pumping life into one of the most productive and biologically diverse tropical floodplains in Africa. The river drains seven countries and is the fourth largest river system in Africa. The lower Zambezi in Mozambique feeds the largest delta in East Africa and directly supports around 2.8 million people, most of whom are rural villagers. As mighty as the Zambezi River is, past and present mismanagement of dams is slowly killing this life line of resources and diversity.

Unravelling Bhakra

Cover for "Unravelling Bhakra"
Monday, May 9, 2005
Cover for "Unravelling Bhakra" Unravelling Bhakra, published by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, gives a close perspective of the Bhakra Nangal project. The study looks at the broad developmental impacts of the project, in particular its impact and contribution to food security in the country. The Bhakra Nangal project has become a legend in India. It is accorded overwhelming, at times the sole credit for rescuing India from hunger and famine, for making India self–sufficient in foodgrains production, for making Punjab and Haryana highly prosperous and surplus states. Forty years after it was

An Analysis of the Mphanda Nkuwa Dam Project Against the World Commission on Dams Guidelines

Thursday, January 1, 2004
Abstract The World Commission on Dams (WCD) was a global multi–stakeholder review evaluating the impacts of large dams.1 Basic guidelines in the form of seven strategic priorities, intending to decrease the common risks and problems associated with large dams, were developed. These seven strategic priorities were used in analyzing the proposed Mphanda Nkuwa Dam project on the Zambezi River in the Tete province of Mozambique. Based on the feasibility study and available documents,2 the Mphanda Nkuwa project fails to fully adhere to any of the seven strategic priorities. Needs assessments

Comments on World Bank PCF Xiaogushan Large Hydro Project (China)

Sunday, August 21, 2005
Current Status: Registered on 11 August 2006 Submitted to Japan Consulting Institute (JCI) Project Overview: Status: Under construction.Location: Heihe River, Gansu ProvinceType: 98MW diversion hydropowerProject Participants: World Bank Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF); Xiaogushan Hydropower Co. Ltd. (XHC)Estimated generation: 358 GWh/yClaimed emission reductions: 312,368 tCO2/year (3,123,680 tCO2 over 10 years)Funding: 35% from Asian Development Bank the rest ($52m) from domestic sourcesXiaogushan is non–additional and therefore cannot be validated as a CDM project. Project documentation from


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