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Quand GDF Suez construit des centrales hydroélectriques… avec du plastique

By Agnès Rousseaux for Basta Une turbine s’est effondrée dans la centrale hydraulique Dos Mares au Panama, appartenant au groupe GDF-Suez. La multinationale avait pourtant bénéficié d’un prêt de 220 millions de dollars de la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) pour son projet qui visiblement n’est pas fiable. On se demande à quoi l’argent a servi… […]

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The plant that collapsed - Prudencia - is the biggest one of the three plants of Dos Mares

EIB financed hydroelectric plant collapses in Panama

After heavy rains a turbine of the Dos Mares project collapsed on October 16 before it even became operational [1]. A critical report by Counter Balance [2] this spring, among other things, warned for the poor construction of the project.  “It is high time for the EIB to thoroughly evaluate this disastrous project it should […]

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New Counter Balance report:“Lack of scrutiny of EIB investments allows companies to free ride in Panama”

A new Counter Balance report, ‘Dire Straits: EIB investments in Panama and their impacts on indigenous communities, workers and the environment’, investigates three recent projects in Panama: the expansion of the Canal, and two hydro-electrical projects – Dos Mares and Barro Blanco. The international companies[1] running the projects get away with workers right’s violations and […]

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