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H-Alter | December 18, 2015

Više od 900 novih planiranih hidroenergetskih projekata prijete da zauvijek promijene prirodu Balkana, čiji su nezaobilazni dio upravo njene prekrasne očuvane rijeke. Značajan dio tih projekata financira se europskim javnim novcem ili pak, od strane tvrtki sa sjedištem u EU. "Ako se realiziraju svi planovi do 2024. godine, regija će imati višak proizvodnje od 56 posto, koji se realno teško može izvoziti", kaže Pippa Gallop iz Bankwatcha.

Wyborcza.biz | December 16, 2015

- Gdy budowali elektrownię, w ogóle nie było mowy o żadnym zagrożeniu. Nawet nam nie tłumaczyli, na jakiej zasadzie będzie ona działać. Dopiero teraz dowiadujemy się o niebezpieczeństwie - tłumaczy Eteri.

Mining SEE | December 16, 2015

Construction of HPPs in South East Europe countries seems to be very attractive for international banks and lenders like EIB-EBRD-IFC-KfW. Austrian companies and banks seems to be very interested in financing risky and non environment friendly projects in the region. Standards which are applied in EU does not seems to be a rule for international financiers. Latest Euronatur&Riverwatch report on HPPs financing in SEE reveals the investors interest in projects described as environment risky.

ESIA SEE | December 15, 2015

CEKOR had a meeting with the EBRD Director for Serbia, Daniel Berg, at which the Report on EBRD Complaint Mechanism was considered. In accordance with the undertaken contractual obligations, the EPS should enhance its procedures not only for the case of Vreoci, to which the complaint referred, but also at all locations where it performs business operations.

Energetika-Net | December 15, 2015

Last week the Bucharest court annulled the environment permit for the felling of another 159 hectares of forest in Gorj country, effectively preventing the expansion of the Rosia lignite mine, said the Prague-based environmental NGO, CEE Bankwatch.
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Energetika-Net | December 14, 2015

A wave of hydropower development fuelled by European public funding and EU companies is endangering pristine river environments in the Balkans, finds a new study released last Friday by the Central and Eastern European (CEE) Bankwatch Network.

The Guardian | December 11, 2015

Multilateral development banks are funding a roll out of hydropower projects in national parks, world heritage sites and conservation zones across the Balkans

International banks have ploughed hundreds of millions of euros into a wave of hydropower projects sweeping across many pristine national parks and environmentally-protected regions in the Balkans, according to a new report.

Le Courrier des Balkans | December 11, 2015

Marquée par un demi siècle de productivisme forcené au temps du communisme, la Roumanie fait aujourd’hui figure de bon élève dans la lutte contre le changement climatique. Entre 1989 et 2013, Bucarest a fait chuter ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 65%. Mais cela est surtout dû à la désindustrialisation accélérée plus qu’à une politique environnementale volontariste. Explications.

B92 | December 9, 2015

Beograd -- EBRD je priznao greške načinjene sa EPS-om u okviru projekata izvođenih u Vreocima i od preduzeća se očekuje da unapredi svoje procedure, saopštava CEKOR.

Kako je navedeno na sastanku predstavnika CEKOR-a i direktora EBRD za Srbiju Danijela Berga, organizacija očekuje da EPS ubrza raseljavanje Vreoca, kao i da se angažuje i na društveno odgovornom raseljavanju domaćinstava obuhvaćenih zaštitnim zonama rudarenja u selima Junkovac, Radljevo, Baroševac, Zeoke u kolubarskom i sela Drmno u kostolačkom regionu.

Nov-ost.info | December 9, 2015

Die ukrainische Behörde für Reaktorsicherheit SNRIU hat am Montag eine Laufzeitverlängerung für den Block 2 des Kernkraftwerks Yuzhnoukrainska AES (AKW Südukraine) unweit von Mykolaiv b ...