CDM Comments

Comments on Las Vacas Large Hydro Project (Guatemala)

Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Current Status: Registered on 17 December 2005 Comments on the CDM Project Design Document for the Las Vacas Hydro ProjectSubmitted to Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación (AENOR) Project Overview:* Status: completed May 2003* Location: Las Vacas river, nr. Guatemala City* Type: 45MW peaking hydropower* Project Participants: Cementos Progreso, Fabrigas, Comegsa, Iberdrola, Spain* Estimated generation: 120 GWh/y* Claimed emission reductions: 92,573 tCO2/year (1,994,033 tCO2 over 21 years)1. IntroductionLas Vacas is a non–additional project which was completed in May 2003

CTE/CEE Bankwatch Comments 16 Small Hydros in the Czech Republic

Friday, April 1, 2005
Comments on Non–Additionality of 16 Small Hydros in the Czech Republic (World Bank PCF Joint Implementation Project)Submitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) We raise our concerns about the additionality of the proposed 16 small hydropower plants projects in the Czech Republic. The country is according to the EU Accession Treaty oblidged to meet the target of 8% renewables in its gross electricity consumption in 2010. This target is also being adopted in other energy– and environment–related policies and documents. The target can be considered quite ambitious and thus the parliament recentl

International Rivers Comments on La Esperanza Hydro Project (Honduras)

Monday, August 2, 2004
Current Status: Registered on 19 August 2005 Comments on the World Bank CDCF CDM Project Design Document for La Esperanza Hydro Project (Honduras)Submitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Description of project:Three stage 12.73 MW "containment run–of–river" hydropower facility.Chronology:Stage 1A (485 kW) completed June 2003Stage 1B (785 kW) completed May 2004Stage 2A (11.5 MW) entering construction June 2003Comments:1. AdditionalityThe PDD makes its case for additionality based on barriers of investment, technology and prevailing practice. The cases made for why each of these three barrier

Comments on the El Canadá Large Hydro Project (Guatemala)

Saturday, May 10, 2003
Current Status: Registered on 2 December 2006 Comments on the World Bank PCF Project Design Document for the El Canadá Hydroelectric Project, GuatemalaSubmitted to Den Norske Veritas (DNV) Project Overview: Status: 70% complete (Construction started Feb 2002; completion date Dec 2003.)Location: Samaló River, western GuatemalaType: 43MW "peaking run–of–river" hydropowerDeveloper: A subsidiary of Energía Global International which is in turned owned by ENEL GreenPower S.p.A of ItalyClaimed generation: 178 GWh/yClaimed emission reductions: 144,180 tCO2/year (3.03m tCO2 over 21 years)

International Rivers Comments on Huanza Large Hydro Project (Peru)

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Current Status: At Validation (as of Aug 2009) Comments on the Project Design Document for the Huanza Hydropower Project Submitted for validation for Senter Internationaal’s CERUPT Carbon Credit Programme We have reviewed the project documentation on the Huanza Hydroelectric Power Project and would like to raise several questions regarding the baseline assumed, additionality of the project, and the effects of climate change on the hydrologic conditions of the region. Baseline The Baseline Study Document (BSD) uses the assumption that all the power displaced by Huanza would be fossil–fuel g

International Rivers Comments on the West Nile Electrification Project (Uganda)

Friday, May 10, 2002
Current Status: Registered on 10 February 2007 International Rivers Comments on the World Bank Prototype Carbon Fund West Nile Electrification Project in UgandaSubmitted to the PCF International Rivers has closely reviewed documents available on the proposed PCF West Nile Electrification Project in Uganda. We have a number of concerns regarding the procedures followed in developing the project, the estimation of electricity produced and carbon emissions prevented, and project compliance with CDM additionality requirements. Procedural concerns: The available project documents do not specify

Corner House Comments on Bujagali Large Hydro (Uganda)

Sunday, September 1, 2002
Comments on the CDM Project Design Document for the Bujagali Large Hydro, UgandaThe Bujagali Dam project is ineligible to receive credits under the Kyoto Protocol. Claims to the contrary are likely not only ultimately to rebound unfavorably on any firm making them but also to contribute to the disintegration of the carbon offset market from which many hope to profit. Even under the most generous definitions, and excluding technical questions about the level of carbon emissions from the project itself, its construction, its effects, and the abuses connected therewith, Bujagali cannot be interp

International Rivers Comments on Bayano Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Current Status: Validation Terminated (as of Aug 2009) Comments on AES Panama's Project Design Document for Bayano Hydroelectric Project Requesting Validation for Senter Internationaal’s CERUPT Carbon Credit ProgrammeSubmitted to SGS Summary SGS should not validate Bayano Hydroelectric Project as a CDM project. The project is non–additional – it is already more than two–thirds complete and is scheduled to be completed whether or not it receives carbon credits. The estimate of avoided emissions due to the project is not scientifically sound. The project may result in substantial emis

IRN Comments on Bujagali Large Hydro Project (Uganda)

Bujagali Falls
Monday, August 19, 2002
Comments on the Project Proposal regarding the Bujagali Hydropower Project Submitted by the AES Corporation to Senter Internationaal 1. Introduction Bujagali Falls International Rivers Network supports local communities and NGOs around the world working to protect their rivers and watersheds. It has been asked by Ugandan NGOs, including the National Association of Professional Environmentalists, to raise the serious social, environmental, economic and corruption–related problems of the Bujagali hydropower project on the Victoria Nile with international financial institutions.


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