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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Promoters of mega-dam in Georgia use front group and PR campaign and discredit local community

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Promoters of mega-dam in Georgia use front group and PR campaign and discredit local community.  Georgian public opinion backs the village of Kaishi in the Georgian mountains that defiantly defends its land and tradition against the planned Khudoni dam. The project promoters have now embarked on an all-out promotion campaign including a fake non-governmental organisation.

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Request for submission of research proposal

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Association Green Alternative is implementing the project funded by Open Society Georgia Foundation ”EU Energy Community – Challenges for European Integration”.The objectives of the project are: To identify institutional, legal and policy changes that are instrumental to ensure the implementation of EU-Georgia Association Agreement and to become the full member of the  EU Energy Community; …

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Georgian hydro projects are a test case for the EBRD’s good governance policies

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As activists pointed out at a consultation meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia's hydropower sector has plenty of lessons to be learned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Yesterday in Tbilisi, during a public consultation on the good governance policies of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, an unexpected thing happened. A Georgian activists …

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Georgian government and investors reject Ombudsman’s offer to mediate in controversy over Khudoni mega dam

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The growing antagonism between promoters of the Khudoni hydropower plant project in Georgia and their local opponents from Kaishi is unlikely to ease when the investor and the Georgian Ministry of Energy boycott mediation by Georgia’s Ombudsman. Today, an extraordinary meeting of the whole Svan community is being held in Khaishi in the Georgian Svaneti …

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EBRD environmental policy breaches on Paravani HPP

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Bankwatch Network, Eko-Svest Macedonia, Green Alternative Georgia and Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia Press Release January 13, 2014 EBRD environmental policy breaches on hydro plants confirmed by internal investigation The EBRD has failed to properly assess 3 hydro projects it has approved for financing in Macedonia, Croatia and Georgia, according to bank internal investigations …

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