Tag: hydropower

Tremors in China’s road to recovery

(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.

Report: Skeletons in the Cupboard: Illegitimate Debt Claims of the G7

(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.

Corruption busting

(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.