Will Georgia go green after EU association agreement?

On Friday Georgia will sign anassociation agreement with the European Union, meaning that our country will start cooperating more closely with the EU and even implement more European legislation. This is good news, particularly when it comes to the environment.

At the moment in Georgia, we have too many cases in which infrastructure projects are implemented without regard for the environment and our people, and this is most obvious when it comes to hydropower projects.

Georgia has huge potential to develop energy produced from hydropower, and numerous dam projects are popping up all the time. Some of the most ambitious government plans include the construction of the 700 MW dam at Khudoni, a 450 MW cascade at Namakhvani, and 282 MW dam at Oni.