Today, March 14 marks the 15th annual celebration of the international Day of Action for Rivers. Theme for 2012 International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life is “Keep Our Rivers Free!”.

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Today communities worldwide address authorities and decision makers to support protection of rivers through policy and legislation improvement. Association Green Alternative joins the international day of action reminding the Georgian society that the Georgian government has proclaimed the year of 2012 as the year of hydro power plants‘ construction. We would like to draw your …

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Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgia.

Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgia. Institute for War & Peace Reporting The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections.

Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgia. Institute for War & Peace Reporting

The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections.


Dariali HES Construction Breaches the Law.

Dariali HES Construction Breaches the Law. Human Rights Center The Department of Ecological Expertise and Inspection within the Environmental Ministry with Nikoloz Chakhankia as a head issued the positive ecological expertise conclusion on the construction of the Dariali HES. Chakhankia was asked why the department issued the permission while the law prohibits HES construction in …

Dariali HES Construction Breaches the Law. Human Rights Center

The Department of Ecological Expertise and Inspection within the Environmental Ministry with Nikoloz Chakhankia as a head issued the positive ecological expertise conclusion on the construction of the Dariali HES. Chakhankia was asked why the department issued the permission while the law prohibits HES construction in the territory of the Kazbegi National Park and he answered he does not work in the ministry any longer.


Non-governmental Organizations: Construction of Thermal Power Plant in Gardabani Represents a Risk.

Non-governmental Organizations: Construction of Thermal Power Plant in Gardabani Represents a Risk. Commersant.ge Whether a new thermal coal-fired power plant will create ecological threat in Georgia? Note: "Georgian Industrial Group" signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Turkish "Mamsan Group" company wich envisages the construction of thermal power plant in Gardabani.

Non-governmental Organizations: Construction of Thermal Power Plant in Gardabani Represents a RiskCommersant.ge

Whether a new thermal coal-fired power plant will create ecological threat in Georgia? Note: "Georgian Industrial Group" signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Turkish "Mamsan Group" company wich envisages the construction of thermal power plant in Gardabani.


Khaishi – Damming Evidence.

Khaishi – Damming Evidence. Georgian Today As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, there is plenty of activity around the proposed new hydroelectric station (HES) in Svaneti, the dam of which will completely flood the village of Khaishi and several others as well. On Saturday, Feb. 12 I attended a meeting about this and other …

Khaishi - Damming EvidenceGeorgian Today

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, there is plenty of activity around the proposed new hydroelectric station (HES) in Svaneti, the dam of which will completely flood the village of Khaishi and several others as well. On Saturday, Feb. 12 I attended a meeting about this and other possible HESs in Georgia.


Green Alternative “: Georgia Has no Any Benefit from Large HPPs.

Green Alternative ": Georgia Has no Any Benefit from Large HPPs. Commersant.ge Green Alternative ": Georgia Has no Any Benefit from Large HPPs. "Perhaps, we’ll have to buy this electricity at international price"  

Green Alternative ": Georgia Has no Any Benefit from Large HPPs. Commersant.ge

Green Alternative ": Georgia Has no Any Benefit from Large HPPs. "Perhaps, we’ll have to buy this electricity at international price"
 


Turkish company cancels hydro electric project in Georgia.

Turkish company cancels hydro electric project in Georgia. Democracy & Freedom Watch The Georgian government explains that the Turkish investor refused to go through with the project, and therefore a new competition has been announced to find an investor that is willing to finance it. This project should be implemented on the river Rioni in western …

Turkish company cancels hydro electric project in Georgia. Democracy & Freedom Watch

The Georgian government explains that the Turkish investor refused to go through with the project, and therefore a new competition has been announced to find an investor that is willing to finance it. This project should be implemented on the river Rioni in western Georgia. The river starts on the south slopes of the Caucasus range, 2 960 m above sea level and ends near the Black Sea port of Poti.

 


“Green Alternative” against construction of large hydro-electric power stations.

“Green Alternative” against construction of large hydro-electric power stations. 1TV.ge The Association “Green Alternative” comes out against the initiative to construct large hydro-electric power stations across Georgia. Public Discussions were held over the issue at Cinema House this afternoon. The association members claim that the constructions will inflict harm to the environment and will not …

“Green Alternative” against construction of large hydro-electric power stations. 1TV.ge

The Association “Green Alternative” comes out against the initiative to construct large hydro-electric power stations across Georgia. Public Discussions were held over the issue at Cinema House this afternoon. The association members claim that the constructions will inflict harm to the environment and will not be economically profitable whatsoever.


Association Green Alternative’s Complaint in Project Compliance Mechamism of EBRD regarding Paravani HPP project (Georgia)

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Association Green Alternative's Complaint in Project Compliance Mechamism of EBRD regarding Paravani HPP project (Georgia). Download

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NGOs Demand Suspension of Hydro-Power Development Projects

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NGOs demand suspension of hydro-power development projects until a sound strategy framework for sustainable energy development is in place. More than 50 non-governmental organizations from Georgia and other countries appealed to Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili today and called for suspension of large and other hydro-power development projects that pose a serious threat to the environment …

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