(January 20, 2011) Peter Bosshard, policy director of International Rivers, reports that Chinese companies have won contracts to build three more dams in Sudan. But one of these dams, Bosshard reports, has already faced human rights abuses. You can read the full story here, or after the jump.
(January 19, 2011) As China rushes to meet lofty goals to cut carbon emissions, officials say the country’s hydropower sector will experience a “golden decade.”
(January 17, 2011) Construction of a massive dam on the Yarlung Zangbo marks a turning point for Tibet, write He Haining and Jiang Yannan for China Dialogue.net. A development boom is coming.
(December 19, 2010) Gravel-laden barges glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Grand Canal, plying a trade route built 2,500 years ago to bring grain from China’s fertile south to its rulers in the north.
(December 16, 2010) China is once again giving the green light to contentious hydro-electric projects.
(December 15, 2010) The Chinese government is undertaking a massive relocation program to solve natural disasters that critics say are “man-made.”
(December 15, 2010) Critics of the Nam Theun 2 dam in Laos say it’s a perfect example of why the World Bank should stop its support of large dams, writes Brady Yauch.
(December 12, 2010) Chinese officials have started to approve hydro power projects, but Yang Yue from Caixin reports that many of the country’s planned hydro dams are still on hold.
(December 11, 2010) More than 78,0o0 tonnes of garbage has been collected at the controversial dam.
(November 24, 2010) As China’s government continues its push for “green” energy, the construction of dams are increasingly becoming the preferred method to do so. But a growing chorus of critics are openly questing the environmental credentials of hydro power.
(November 24, 2010) Construction of a large-scale dam in Tibet is prompting familiar fears downstream on the Brahmaputra. Joydeep Gupta reports on India’s concerns.
(November 23, 2010) The Wall Street Journal puts the World Bank’s “measured praise” of China’s green energy policies in context.
(November 16, 2010) China has dammed the Brahmaputra river in Tibet for the first time in order to begin the main construction work on a 510 MW hydropower station project, notwithstanding concerns raised by India in this regard.
(November 7, 2010) Water has risen to its maximum level at China’s Three Gorges Dam, driving electricity output to full capacity at the world’s largest hydropower plant for the first time.
(November 4, 2010) The Telegraph reports that workers have had to remove 3800 tonnes of rubbish in 6 days to avoid a possible blockage in the dam.