Bucharest -- As the China – Central and Eastern European Countries summit gets underway today in Bucharest, NGOs from across the CEE region have written to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calling on him to support renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, instead of the series of coal projects currently planned across eastern and south-east Europe.
On the occasion of a China – Central and Eastern European Countries summit in Bucharest, NGOs from across the region have written to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calling on him to support renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, instead of the series of coal projects currently planned across eastern and south-east Europe.
This study by Dr hab. Leszek Pazderski and commissioned by the Center for Environment, Banja Luka, describes the compliance of the environmental permit for the planned Stanari lignite power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina (issued in May 2008 and then changed in September 2010) with currently valid directives of the European Union, regulating industrial emissions and their environmental impact.
The pollution from EFT's new 300 MW Stanari lignite-fired power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina may be 2-10 times higher than EU limits allow, according to a new expert analysis commissioned by the Center for Environment from Banja Luka.
A list of 35 regional priority energy projects selected on 24 October in Belgrade by the Energy Community's Ministerial Council has been greeted with dismay by civil society groups from across the western Balkans.
Brussels - NGOs from across the region are expressing very serious concerns about the list of 35 priority energy projects approved by the European Commission-backed Energy Community meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, last Thursday. The decision to support projects that are in conflict with EU environment goals and climate goals has seriously dented the EU's credibility as a positive force for the protection of the environment and people's health in the Western Balkans, say the NGOs.
As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development revises its safeguard policies, the Aid Transparency Index ranks its commitment to openness and transparency as the weakest in comparison with similar institutions.
Belgrade - Several environmentally damaging coal and hydropower projects across the Western Balkans, Ukraine and Moldova are likely to be included this Thursday on a priority list of projects of the European Commission-backed Energy Community, meaning they will be fast-tracked for financing over the next years.