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People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia

For more than two decades, communities in Southeast Asia have been facing threats from the expansion of hydropower development. Dams have been justified by the governments of Southeast Asian countries as the main development agenda, which would generate large amounts of income and contribute to ...

Wora Suk

Egat talks power trade with Cambodia, Myanmar

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is planning to talk with power authorities in Cambodia and Myanmar to trade electricity from Thailand at a combined capacity of 500 megawatts. Patana Sangsriroujana, deputy governor for policy and planning, said Egat has been ordered by Energy ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Can Laos afford to be the ‘Battery of Asia’?

The debate over Laos’ strategy to become the “Battery of Asia” continues months after the deadly disaster at the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, even as the Lao government keeps building more dams. Despite the previous government’s decision to suspend new dam projects and academics’ concerns ...

Laos urged to abandon ‘Battery of Asia’ plan

Hydropower projects ruining Mekong, culture and causing deaths, meeting told LAOS HAS to wake up from its dream to be the major power supplier of the region, say critics. Keep reading ...

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