SANDRP Comments About the Proposed CDM Credits for the Teesta VI Hydroelectric Project (India)

Friday, April 2, 2010
Based on reading of the Project Design Document dated March 2, 2010 (version 1 as available on the UNFCCC website) for the above project, having seen the order of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission on the application of approval of the PPA of MSEDCL with the Project Proponent (PP), having seen the concurrence letter dated Dec 27, 2006 from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) of Govt of India (GoI) under the section 8 Electricity Act of 2003, having seen the Environment Impact Assessment and also the clearance letter from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF) and having m

Comments to DNV Regarding the Teesta VI Hydroelectric Project (India)

Monday, April 5, 2010
The Project Proponents are providing misleading information to the UNFCCC for gaining undue CDM benefits. The project does not qualify for CDM credits and would form an unhealthy precedent if granted CDM credits. Based on our information we submit that it will not be appropriate to accept the Teesta VI Hydroelectric project in India for CDM credits. Some of the reasons why the project should not be accepted for CDM credits are: 1. It is a business as usual hydro project. There is no demonstrated additionality. Such projects have been implemented in the past without CDM credits. None of the of

Response to THPC response to our report, "Expanding Failure"

Thursday, March 25, 2010
BankTrack, International Rivers, Justice and International Mission Unit, Uniting Church in Australia, Les Amis de la Terre, and Netwerk Vlaanderen welcome THPC's decision to put their response to our report, 'Expanding Failure’, on their website. However, we are disappointed that the company failed to (a) respond to key issues that we believe must be addressed immediately; (b) respond to many of the specific concerns stated in the report; (c) state how the company is in compliance with Lao law and the Equator Principles, and (d) give any response to the recommendations in the report. You can

Letter to WB and ADB on Nam Theun 2 Commercial Operation

Friday, March 26, 2010
International Rivers and Mekong Watch sent a letter on commercial operation of Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project in Lao PDR to the President of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on March 26, 2010. We raised concerns to the banks that the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) began operating the project on March 15, 2010 despite not having fulfilled key environmental and social conditions contained in the project’s Concession Agreement with the Lao government and the World Bank resettlement policy. Click here to read the letter. On 29 March 2010, we sent a letter to a host of private bank

CESTA Letter to CDM Board on El Chaparral Hydroelectric Project (El Salvador)

Túnel de 370 metros para desviar el río temporalmente,  mientras se hacen las excavaciones del dique.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Current Status: Registered (March 1, 2010) PROYECTO HIDROELECTRICO EL CHAPARRAL GENERALIDADES Ubicación: Río Torola, departamento de San Miguel zona oriental de El Salvador Potencia estimada: 66.1 MW, Potencia estimada de energía: 232 GW/ año Costo de la obra: 222 millones de dólares de los que $163 serán otorgados por el Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE) y el resto por el Estado salvadoreño Porcentaje de ejecución de la obra a diciembre del 2009 según CEL el 12% Empresa que la construye firma Italiana ASTALDI Resumen CE

Letter to SGS Re Kamchay Hydroelectric BOT Project (Cambodia)

Construction work at the Kamchay Dam site - 2008 © Marcus Rhinelander
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Current Status: At Validation (as of Mar 2010) Jirote Na Nakorn Managing Director SGS (THAILAND) LIMITED 100 Nanglinchee Road, Chongnonsee Yannawa 10120 Bangkok Thailand cc CDM Executive Board, SGS Headquarters Re: Submission for carbon credits of the Kamchay Hydroelectric BOT Project March 11, 2010 Dear Jirote Na Nakorn, We are writing to express our concern over the application for carbon credits of Kamchay Hydroelectric BOT Project in Cambodia, which applied for validation back in the fall of 2008. While we missed the public comment period, our partners in Cambod

Letter to President Lula from 140 international organizations on Belo Monte Dam

Proposed Belo Monte Dam location.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Proposed Belo Monte Dam location. This letter from more than 140 organizations from around Brazil was sent to Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to demand that he immediately halt plans to build Belo Monte Dam on the Amazon's Xingu River due to its immense social and environmental impacts The letter to President Lula was signed by a group of prominent environmental and human rights organizations, including Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and 40 indigenous groups from across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. Among its arguments, the letter encourages Lula to embra

Letter to CDM Board on the ERSA Airuroca Small Hydro Project (Brazil)

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Current status: At Validation (as of Jan 2010) TO CDM Executive BOARD c/c Paolo Teramo - RINA Subject: The ERSA Airuroca Small Hydro Project in Brazil does not meet the requirements for the Clean Development Mechanism. Belo Horizonte, July 9, 2009 Dear Sirs, We would like to contest ERSA ́s Aiuruoca Small Dam Project under a few comments: ERSA says it is developing and implementing an environment and social management system - but the environmental bodies (IBAMA, IEF and SUPRAM-Varginha) have not recommended the environmental license for the project, as you can read

FUNDICCEP Comments to AENOR Regarding the Pedregalito Hydroelectric Project (Panama)

View of machinery Piedra River from the Interamerican Highway
Friday, October 2, 2009
Position to sustain our opposition to the granting of Certificates of Emission Reduction (CERs), to the hydroelectric company Hydro Pedregalito (Panama Power Holdings) on the Chico "Piedra" River in the province of Chiriqui, district of Boqueron in the Republic of Panama View of machinery Piedra River from the Interamerican Highway Foundation for Comprehensive Community Development and Conservation of Ecosystems of Panama (FUNDICCEP) Environmental impacts The project does not take into account a study of the basin that would have allowed the National Environmental A

Questions to Theun-Hinboun Power Company

Thursday, December 17, 2009
International Rivers sent a letter to the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) to clarify the issues regarding the Resettlement Action Plan on the Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project in July 27, 2009. THPC responded to our letter in August 2009. Our report, “Expanding Failure: An assessment of the Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project’s compliance with Equator Principles and Lao law” is based on our field trip in May 2009, meeting with general manager of THPC, and THPC response to our letter.


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