To Build or Not to Build? Designing Sustainable Hydro for Federalism in Myanmar
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CitationDapice, David. "To build or not to build? Designing sustainable hydro for federalism in Myanmar." Ash Center Policy Briefs Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2016.
AbstractOver 40 hydropower projects are under consideration in Myanmar. While past hydro investments score poorly on environmental impact mitigation and locally shared economic benefit, this paper argues that the country’s domestic electricity demand cannot be met adequately by other renewable energy sources alone. The paper makes the case that emphasis should be placed on developing a transparent, productive and meaningful review process which embeds mechanisms for balancing national and local interests and for securing appropriate expertise to ensure comprehensive assessments. The issue of weighing domestic need versus export markets is also considered.
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