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CDM project-specific Letters to the CDM Board & UN

Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Request to meet about the Barro Blanco project during July 2013 visit to Panama

Written by Centro de Incidencia Ambiental de Panamá (CIAM), Movimiento 10 de Abril (M-10), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), International Rivers, Marin Interfaith Task Force, Collective Voices for Peace, Asociación Ambientalista de Chiriquí (ASAMCHI), Carbon Market Watch, Asociación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo (ACD), Movimiento 10 de Abril […] more »






Unsolicited Letter: Request for Registration of 15 MW Small Hydro Electric Project in State of Orissa Project 5788, India

There are increasing concerns about the impact of royalty payments on the additionality of certain types of CDM projects in India. In India, royalty refers to free supply of a portion of generated electricity, e.g. in most cases 13%, to the State government. We have looked at various large and small scale hydro power projects […] more »






Unsolicited Letter: Request for Registration of Grid Connected Rangit IV Hydro Power Project 7591, India

There are increasing concerns about the impact of royalty payments on the additionality of certain types of CDM projects in India. In India, royalty refers to free supply of a portion of generated electricity, e.g. in most cases 13%, to the State government. We have looked at various large and small scale hydro power projects […] more »






Unsolicited Letter: Request for Registration of Small hydro power project by PHPPL Project 7269, India

There are increasing concerns about the impact of royalty payments on the additionality of certain types of CDM projects in India. In India, royalty refers to free supply of a portion of generated electricity, e.g. in most cases 13%, to the State government. We have looked at various large and small scale hydro power projects […] more »






Unsolicited Letter: Request for Registration of Pamona 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant Project 7096, Indonesia

We believe a review should be requested  for  project 7096 which is currently requesting registration (deadline for requesting registration 22 November 2012). According to our research, the  DOE has not provided a proper validation of input values related to the calculation of power density, which is a parameter for hydro power projects including reservoirs to determine the […] more »






Unsolicited Letter: Request for Issuance of Shaanxi Wenjing Hydropower Project 4555, China

According to the registered PDD (p. 12), the additionality of the project is based on the project not being financially viable without CDM revenues, since the project IRR (6.23%) is lower than the benchmark (8%). The additionality of the project in the PDD is mainly built on the assumption that an irrigation dam of 228 meters height (Dongzhuan reservoir) will be completed by 2015, reducing the available water flow to the project and hence the electricity production after 2015. more »











Unsolicited Letter: Request for Review of Zhejiang Liuheng Ultra-supercritical Power Generation Project 5027, China

According to our research, this project is not additional and should not be registered as CDM project. Quite simply, ultra-supercritical technology is already common practice in China and the East China Grid, and this project will proceed using ultra-supercritical technology regardless of whether the CDM provides support. See UNFCCC letter of rejection – 03 May […] more »






Unsolicited Letter: Registration of the Bujagali Hydropower Project 4217, Uganda

Our concerns relate to the additionality of the project, the false claims of the Project Design Document (PDD), the project’s environmental impacts, and its failure to deliver benefits to displaced and affected communities.






Unsolicited Letter: Review of the Additionality of CDM Coal Power Project 4807, China

We have serious concerns about this project, and believe that it is so plainly non-additional under CDM rules that its registration would seriously undermine the credibility of the CDM process. Quite simply, this project will use supercritical technology, regardless of whether the CDM provides support. If registered, this Project could receive 9,364,517 CERs that do not represent additional emissions reductions, and could give the project participant an undeserved windfall on the order of € 93 million (based on current CER prices). more »











Unsolicited Letter: Request for Review and Procedural concerns Coastal Andhra Power Ltd Project 4533, India

Unsolicited Letter by CDM Watch and Sierra Club to the CDM Executive Board to object to the CDM Secretariat’s handling of our letter of June 24, 2011 which asked the CDM Executive Board to review the request for registration of Project Activity 4533: Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Through Super Critical Technology – Coastal Andhra Power Ltd., India.