Environmental & social impacts of the Khudoni hydropower project

Environmental & social impacts of the Khudoni hydropower project - Environmental & social impacts of the Khudoni hydropower project    

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Energy Literacy to Support Sustainable Energy Policy Framework Establishment in Georgia

Energy Literacy to Support Sustainable Energy Policy Framework Establishment in Georgia. South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation In March 2014, association “Green Alternative” with financial assistance of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has started implementation of the new project that aims to increase awareness around sustainable energy and support development …

Energy Literacy to Support Sustainable Energy Policy Framework Establishment in GeorgiaSouth Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation

In March 2014, association “Green Alternative” with financial assistance of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has started implementation of the new project that aims to increase awareness around sustainable energy and support development of the sustainable energy policy in Georgia in participatory and inclusive way.


“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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Why Khudoni is a Bad Idea

Why Khudoni is a Bad IdeaThe FINANCIAL 

Georgia should build more small-sized hydropower facilities instead of the Khudoni Hydro Power Plant, Dr Atif Ansar, Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, believes.


Public debates on Khudoni hydroelectric power plant to be held in Tbilisi

Public debates on Khudoni hydroelectric power plant to be held in Tbilisi. TREND News Agency The Georgian Public Defender's office and the National Library of the Georgian Parliament will begin public debates. The first debate on "Khudoni hydroelectric power plant: projects of national importance and their impact on human rights" will be held on February 28 …

Public debates on Khudoni hydroelectric power plant to be held in Tbilisi. TREND News Agency

The Georgian Public Defender's office and the National Library of the Georgian Parliament will begin public debates. The first debate on "Khudoni hydroelectric power plant: projects of national importance and their impact on human rights" will be held on February 28 at 17:00.


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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Georgia: NGO “Green Alternative” opposes Khudoni HPP project

Georgia: NGO "Green Alternative" opposes Khudoni HPP project. Caucasian Knot Irakli Macharashvili, an expert of the NGO "Green Alternative", asserts that the project Khudoni Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) is not yet well devised; and its implementation will have a negative impact on the ecology of Svaneti. Local residents are categorically against the construction.

Georgia: NGO "Green Alternative" opposes Khudoni HPP projectCaucasian Knot

Irakli Macharashvili, an expert of the NGO "Green Alternative", asserts that the project Khudoni Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) is not yet well devised; and its implementation will have a negative impact on the ecology of Svaneti. Local residents are categorically against the construction.


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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