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Waiver of Building Evenki GES - Environmental Victory

Environment  (tags: environment, Russia, hydropower, habitat, protection )

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WWF welcomes the decision to exclude hydropower from the Evenki genshemy power RF and hopes that such a step would not be the last on the road to modernization and diversification of the economic development of Russia.


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Cher C (1426)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 10:27 am


Draft Evenki GES (Krasnoyarsk region) is excluded from the general layout of the power facilities in Russia, according to RIA Novosti. Evenki hydroelectric project was included in genshemu power until 2020, approved by the Government of Russia in 2007. According to the text of the document, EGES was scheduled to launch in 2016-2020 years in Turukhansk district of Krasnoyarsk Territory. The construction of hydroelectric power station could be flooded around 1 million hectares of unique forests of larch, which could also lead to the destruction of key areas of traditional nature Evenki - the indigenous minority people of Russia, deprived of his in 2005, the status of federal autonomy.

"Denial of hydroelectric facilities Evenki, of course, a good and important news- Says Eugene SchwartzDirector of Conservation Policy of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia, Doctor of Geographical Sciences. - It suggests that the federal government learns to run the country into a truly national interests, not in the interests of various state and oligarchic companies lobbying their own corporate interests under the guise of supposedly public. This is evidence that state institutions are slowly but surely learning to modern economic thinking and analysis.

This step allows us to hope that the state will sooner or later learn to make oligarchic corporations that use the last 14 years, the strategy of "environmental dumping", to be law abiding and pay in full the so-called «externalities» (externalities) - a negative impact on the environment that cause economic and social harm other businesses and citizens in their area of influence.

"Failure to plan to build hydroelectric Evenki - a victory not only environmental organizations and population Evenkia, - Says Eugene Schwartz. - This is a victory of those forces that want to modernize the country and diversify its economic development over those who want to continue to "saw" the federal budget, and compete in global markets, nedoplachivaya for negative environmental impact. Those who lobbied for a return to the buried end to the Soviet plans to build the so-called Turukhansk HPP, has never been honest arguments, explanations of the need for its construction. Intelligible only to the possibility of "cutting" of the state budget and dempingovaniya price of aluminum at the expense of non-payment of the impact of electricity generation by hydropower on the environment. "

Ministry of Energy corrects genshemu to 2020 and in the future to 2030, adjusted the document to be presented for approval by the Government in the summer, RIA-Novosti.


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Wednesday May 5, 2010, 4:18 pm

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 5:40 am
I know that dams may seem like they destroy a lot of natural enviorment, but they do provide the cheapest most reliable power from a renewable resource that also produces practically no greenhouse gasses. There are new types of hydro-electric that do not require a huge dam to produce power. We should take a serious look at these new types of hydroelectric.

Marian B (11)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 6:57 am
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