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Huffington Post | January 27, 2014

When Dr. Kim, President of the World Bank, and leaders of other international financial institutions ponder funding new coal power projects this year -- like the one in Kosovo -- there's one word that should be seared into their memories: Sostanj.

Balkans Business News | January 27, 2014

The scandal-marred lignite plant TES 6 at Sostanj in Slovenia will likely cost 1.44 billion euros (2 billion US), more than double than what was initially predicted, and is due to produce annual losses of 50 million euros, show calculations recently revealed by Slovenian media. These cost escalations, predicted by NGOs critical of the project, should constitute a word of caution for other countries in South-Eastern Europe that are considering building new coal capacities

European Energy Review | January 14, 2014

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Euractiv | January 13, 2014

The European Commission has repeatedly promised civil society that the TTIP negotiations with the US will not lead to a race to the bottom on environmental protection, health and safety standards and consumer rights. But as negotiations progress, civil society groups on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly feeling uneasy, ten leading NGOs write in an open letter.

The Ecologist | January 6, 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been financing coal mining companies implicated in criminal corruption allegations - according to a Bankwatch analysis.

Liberation | January 6, 2014

Soutenu par une filiale d’EDF, le projet d’agrandissement du site titanesque et très polluant inquiète les écologistes.

The Ecologist | November 26, 2013

Ignoring its significant solar and wind power potential, Turkey is planning a massive 'dash for coal' with over 37,000 MW of new coal fired power stations.

Le Soir | November 26, 2013

Plusieurs ONG ont dénoncé vendredi le financement de projets d’exploitation du charbon, source d’énergie la plus émettrice de gaz à effet de serre, en publiant un classement des banques ayant le plus soutenu ce type d’investissement depuis 2005.

RTCC | November 26, 2013

An energy strategy released by the Polish government claims coal is optimal fuel for Poland, but doesn’t take into account environmental cost

Coal will remain Poland’s best energy option up to 2060, claims a report released by the Polish government this week.

As the United Nations gathered in Warsaw this week to hammer out a global climate change deal, Poland’s chancellery released its new energy strategy—its first since 2009.

The Guardian | November 25, 2013

Three UK banks are among the world's biggest lenders to the coal-mining industry, despite trumpeting their environmental credentials, a new report has found.