Europe: The head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has defended its coal investments and warned that low carbon ideology should not steer decisions on which energy projects it backs.
La Bosnia Erzegovina è uno dei paesi europei più ricchi di risorse idriche. Il progetto di costruire una serie di centrali idroelettriche, in modo particolare nella Republika Srpska, rischia però di comprometterne il delicato equilibrio ambientale.
Yesterday, 20 March, Focus Slovenia, CEE Bankwatch Network and 96 other NGOs sent a letter to the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), calling on them to never commit to such a misguided loan as they had with Slovenian lignite plant Šoštanj 6.
A 300 million euro loan to improve nuclear safety in the Ukraine has been attacked by environmental groups who say it will instead be used to keep ageing reactors working well beyond their planned lifespans – increasing the risks of a nuclear accident – while doing nothing to address serious issues with the country’s energy intensity.