Asian Development Bank Pipeline: Projects to Watch

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Proposed Asian Development Bank dam projects, and a selection of other proposed energy and water projects. Last updated January 9, 2012. Georgia Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project Environmental Assessment Category: B Type of Loan: Asian Development Fund (ADF) Amount: US$48 Million Status: Estimated Board Approval Date: June 29, 2012 Project Description: The project objective is to enhance regional power trade through rehabilitation and improvement of 12 existing substations; and construction of a new substation. One component of the project is a study on Potential Hydropower Inv

World Bank Pipeline Projects to Watch

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Some proposed World Bank dam projects, and a selection of other proposed energy and water projects, excerpted from the World Bank's Monthly Operations Summary and Projects Database. Last updated January 9, 2012. Cameroon Lom Pangar Hydropower Project (FY12) Type of Loan: International Development Association: Specific Investment Loan (SIL) Environmental Assessment Category: A Amount: US$100 million Status: Decision Meeting completed on August 25, 2011. Appraisal scheduled for January 31, 2012 Project description: The Lom Pangar Hydrpower Project (LPHP) is located in Cameroon's Eastern Provi

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ADB Response Regarding GMS Power Interconnection Project

Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Ms. Susanne Wong, Southeast Asia Campaigner International Rivers 1847 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA 94703 USA Fax No: 15108481008 Dear Ms. Wong, President Chino has asked me to respond to your faxed letter of 12 November. In your letter you request suspending approval of technical assistance for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Power Interconnection Project, Phase I. It is widely recognized that subregional electricity trade based on interconnected electric power networks will provide significant economic and environmental benefits for the GMS. All six GMS countries signed the "Inter-Gov

ADB Response Regarding Mekong Power Grid and Policy Violations

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
MEKONG DEPARTMENT Infrastructure Division Ms. Susanne Wong, Southeast Asia Campaigner ti International Rivers 1847 Berkeley way Berkeley, CA 94703 U.S.A. Fax No.: 1 510 848 1008 Dear Ms. Wong, Thank you for your letter of 28 January 2004 addressed to President Chino, who has asked me to respond on his behalf. We concur with your observation that development of the Mekong Power Grid should not be rushed. The Mekong Power Grid is not yet a project but only an indicative study. Therefore, the indicative study we have undertaken does not constitute a commitment to ADB financing for power tran

The EU Linking Directive

Saturday, October 13, 2007
In November 2004, the European Union adopted legislation regulating the admission of CDM credits (CERs) into the EU’s greenhouse gas Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The legislation, known as the Linking Directive, states that CERs from large hydro projects can only be used in the ETS if the projects meet the standards of the World Commission on Dams (WCD). The section of the directive dealing with hydro projects states: "In the case of hydro–electric power production project activities with a generating capacity exceeding 20MW, Member States shall, when approving such project

Publications by Peter Bosshard

Friday, October 12, 2007
Peter enjoys writing and blogs for International Rivers and the Huffington Post. His publications include: Selected articles and opinion pieces:Twelve Dams That Changed the World, in: Guardian Environment Blog, January 12, 2015 Addressing the Global Power Outage, in: Moscow Times, December 15, 2013 The World Bank is bringing back big, bad dams, in: Guardian Environment Blog, July 16, 2013 China sets out 'green' guidelines for energy firms, in Asia Times online, May 1, 2013 Making infrastructure work for the poor. Commentary on Reuters AlertNet, May 23, 2012. Rio+20: A Milestone Birthday for Pl


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