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RFE/RL | February 8, 2016

Nearly 30 years after Chernobyl spewed nuclear dust across Europe and sparked fears of fallout around the globe, a strapped, war-torn Ukraine is opting for "upgrades" rather than shutdowns of its fleet of Soviet-era nuclear power reactors.

Kyiv is planning to spend an estimated $1.7 billion to bring the facilities, many of which are nearing the end of their planned life spans, up to current Western standards.

Environnement Magazine | February 2, 2016

Dans un nouveau rapport, plusieurs ONG environnementales dénoncent l'utilisation de fonds européens a priori destinés à la transition énergétique, mais bénéficiant aux énergies fossiles.

The Slovak Spectator | February 2, 2016

Monopolistic business interests and state intervention prevent investment in renewable energy sources, improved efficiency and smart grid technology. They block the country from accessing free money that would make energy cheaper, cleaner and more efficient.

WHEN the European Union was setting long term climate and energy policy 2014 the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) banded together in an effort to protect their manufacturing based economies.

Euractiv.rs | February 1, 2016

Jugoistočna Evropa (JIE) preplavljena je projektima hidroelektrana i postoji ogroman potencijal za štetu u životnoj sredini regiona sa ubitačnom kombinacijom poslednjih divljih reka u Evropi, rasprostranjene korupucije i neadekvatne zaštite prirode. Istovremeno istraživanja pokazuju da je veliki broj planiranih ili projekata koji se realizuju baš u zaštićenim regijama. U Srbiji su od 88 projekata hidroelektrana obuhvaćenih istraživanjem mreže Benkvoč, 57 "grinfild" projekti od kojih je 34 u zaštićenim zonama.

Tagpress.it | January 30, 2016

Tra i firmatari anche Comitato No TAP e Re:Common. “Progetto in violazione dei diritti umani”, motivi fiscali, strategici, ambientali, climatici, democratici e politici alla base della richiesta.

Business Review | January 29, 2016

Romania can access EUR 30.6 billion in 2014-2020 through five European funds initiatives, and authorities are interested in a high level of absorption, though complementary programs developed by the government are practically non-existent, a Bankwatch Romania press release announces.

The statement comes as the CEE Bankwatch Network has released its “Climate’s Enfantes Terribles” Report.

Investor.BG | January 29, 2016

Само 7% от средствата за програмния период до 2020 г. за 9 държави от региона са за възобновяема енергия

Държавите от Централна и Източна Европа рядко използват европейското финансиране за преходни енергийни проекти и вместо това насочват средствата за проекти, които укрепват зависимостта им от изкопаемите горива. Това се посочва в доклад на “Friends of the Earth Europe”, цитиран от онлайн изданието euractiv.com.

Transporter | January 29, 2016

Nouă state membre UE din Europa Centrală și de Est, printre care se numără și România, țin pe loc progresele realizate de blocul comunitar cu privire la combaterea încălzirii globale.

Conform unui studiu publicat de către organizaţiile de mediu Friends of the Earth Europe şi CEE Bankwatch Network, nouă state membre ale Uniunii Europene nu profită de posibilitatea de a utilizat fondurile UE pentru a investi în energia verde.

Science|Business | January 28, 2016

Environmental pressure groups criticise 9 member states in central and eastern Europe for using EU regional funding to prop up existing fossil fuel systems, rather than to tackle climate change

Less than 10 per cent of the EU regional funding money earmarked for decarbonisation projects in nine Central and Eastern European countries will be invested into renewables, energy efficiency and smart grids, according to a new report.

Дневник | January 27, 2016

Милиарди евро от Европейския съюз, предназначени за трансформиране на неефективните им енергийни системи, отделящи високи въглеродни емисии, в Централна и Източна Европа се харчат неправомерно. Това констатира нов доклад на CEE Bankwatch Network и Friends of the Earth за Европа, публикуван във вторник.