Comments on CDM Methodology Proposed for Egiin Gol Large Hydro (Mongolia)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Submitted to CDM Methodology Panel  Title of new baseline methodology: Grid-connected hydroelectric power generation projects in low-density vegetation areas where average water temperature is low (NM0196). Barbara Haya Consultant International Rivers December 19, 2006

Livestock Epidemic May Be Linked to Theun-Hinboun Dam

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Canadian PhD student Keith Barney writes to Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) to highlight a livestock epidemic that occurred in Ban Pak Vang, a village located along the Hinboun River, in August 2006. The epidemic may be linked to increased flooding as a result of the dam. Read the letter and THPC's response.

Letter to Lao Government Concerning National Hydropower Policy

Monday, September 11, 2006
Letter from IRN to Mr. Xaypaseuth Phomsoupha, Lao National Committee for Energy, regarding implementation of the National Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability of the Hydropower Sector. The letter also outlines concerns about the Nam Mang 3 and Houay Ho projects following IRN site visits.

Response from Nam Theun 2 Power Company

Friday, August 18, 2006
Response to IRN's questions from July 2006 field visit to Nam Theun 2 project site.

Letter to Nam Theun 2 Power Company Regarding Inadequate Compensation for Downstream Channel Villagers

Thursday, July 20, 2006
Letter to NTPC outlining problems with compensation for villagers affected by downstream channel construction, as identified during IRN's July 2006 Nam Theun 2 site visit.

Letter Regarding ADB's Failure to Implement Nam Leuk Recommendations

Monday, April 10, 2006
Letter from IRN to OED noting that its Project Performance Audit Report recommendations had not been implemented by ADB management.

IRN-Environmental Defense Letter to World Bank and ADB Highlighting NT2 Problems

Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Letter raises questions and concerns regarding information disclosure, project monitors, resettlement, and environmental management during construction.

Letter to ADB Concerning Theun-Hinboun, Nam Leuk and Nam Song Problems

Monday, January 23, 2006
Letter from IRN and Environmental Defense to the Asian Development Bank urging the Bank to take long–delayed action to compensate communities affected by three ADB–supported dam projects in Laos: Nam Leuk, Nam Song and Theun–Hinboun.

International Rivers' Comments on Proposed CDM Methodology for Bumbuna Hydro (Sierra Leone)

Thursday, July 14, 2005
Submitted to CDM Methodology Panel Title of new baseline methodology: Hydropower Projects that Create New Reservoirs or Expand Existing Ones (NM0121) The methodology is commendable in that it is the first one to recognize the need to measure emissions of CO2 and CH4 emissions from reservoirs (including degassing at the dam outlets).An important weakness of the proposed methodology is that it does not appear to allow for independent third–party experts to carry out the recommended measurements. It appears that project developers/operators would themselves carry out the measurements. This set


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