“Fools and liars” – major new report slams mega-dams, as tensions rise over Georgia’s Khudoni project

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A new report published on March 10 by a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, based on the largest ever study of large hydroelectric dams (245 in 65 countries) has found that in most cases large dams are economically not viable and few, if any, will realise their planned benefits. The study assessed the costs, …

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Georgian Ministry of Energy orders use of force against local protesters who fear landslides from hydro construction

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Georgian Ministry of Energy orders use of force against local protesters who fear landslides from hydro construction Last weekend, the Georgian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources again left no doubt about where its main interests lie: enforcing the massive exploitation of Georgia’s hydropower potential despite and against people’s concerns and if necessary by use …

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