The renewable energy sector is developing rapidly on a global scale, ranging from onshore and offshore wind power, solar power and hydroelectricity to wave and tidal projects. TBC brings state-of-the-art knowledge and experience to help our clients meet emerging challenges in this sector, and establish leading environmental performance based on sound scientific knowledge and best-practice (see our Industry Briefing Note Hydropower: Applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity risks and poster on Offsetting for a hydropower project.)
TBC currently supports a number of renewable projects in Brazil, Costa Rica, Asia, East and West Africa, including the Joule Africa Bumbuna II hydropower project in Sierra Leone.
We also advised IFC on the Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Reventazón Hydropower Plant (HPP) affecting the Reventazón River, a medium-sized, flowing into the Caribbean. As a result, the Parismina River was identified as equivalent to the Reventazón River (like-for-like) and now no HPP will be developed on the Parismina River in the future.
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