(June 11, 2008) While earthquake damage sustained by the country’s dams may pose serious threats, many are turning to the dams themselves for explanations. Probe International Fellow Dai Qing says: “We must look carefully at the questions: How do dams impact earthquakes? How do earthquakes impact dams?”
Banks see green in carbon projects: Investing directly adds to potential for profits In emissions trading
(December 18, 2007) For financial firms such as Barclays PLC; Allianz SE’s Dresdner Kleinwort and its carbon expert, Ingo Ramming; and Morgan Stanley, the decision to get their hands dirty with carbon-reduction projects is adding a new dimension to the emerging carbon-trading business. By getting directly involved, the firms are no longer simply acting as middlemen executing trades but are sometimes flexing their own financing muscle as well.
(November 6, 2007) Several times this year, Tan Mingzhu had the terrible feeling her home in central China was about to collapse in on her family.
(February 9, 2007) If the Group of Seven (G7) nations are serious about cleaning up corruption and promoting good governance and transparency, they should look to the past. A damning new NGO report presenting case studies of past loans made by the Group of Seven nations (Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S.), reveals that some loans are not legitimate and that the lenders are at fault.
(August 24, 2006) An accident at Shuanglong hydropower station near the city of Yibin in Sichuan swept seven workers to their death, left one person missing and injured six others.
(August 4, 2006) ‘Asian plans for a multitude of hydroelectric projects will lead some nations to a greater reliance on dams to meet power demand, potentially triggering costly bouts of extra oil imports in times of drought.’
(July 19, 2006) A series of hydroelectric power plants are planned for the Tarim River region, where the longest inland river in China runs.
(June 6, 2006) Beijing aims to double the mainland’s hydro-power generating capacity in the next 15 years to solve the power shortage in the industrialised eastern part of the country.
(May 30, 2006) “Ertan, the largest hydropower project in China, is frustrated by the reality that it is unable to sell its power.”
(July 28, 2005) Aid basically undermines autonomous thinking and the confidence to rely on domestic ideas and domestic sources of development finance," writes GhanaHomePage columnist, Samuel Sawyer.
(January 24, 2003) The multibillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which transfers huge quantities of water from the rugged peaks of the Mountain Kingdom to the industrial heartland of South Africa, has always fitted the current stereotype of large dams – that they are massive, expensive and, environmental campaigners would say, destructive.
(September 11, 2002) China Yangtze Power’s Zhang Dingming says in an interview that the operation of the hydropower plant points to success on a grand scale.
(September 11, 2002) Even before all the generators at the Three Gorges dam come into operation, Chinese planners are furiously mapping out numerous dams along some of the biggest rivers in the southwestern part of the country.
Trouble on the Theun-Hinboun: A Field Report on the Socio-Economic and Environmental Effects of the Nam Theun-Hinboun Hydropower
(March 1, 1998) The Theun-Hinboun hydropower project, a $260 million dam on the Theun River in Laos, is opening on April 4 1998. … But as the ADB and the project developers continue to trumpet the project’s success, thousands of villagers are experiencing severe impacts to their livelihoods.
(December 1, 1997) After years of delay, construction could soon begin on the proposed Xekaman 1 hydroelectric dam in the southern Lao province of Attapeu.