Paris, France - Today's publication of new criteria for coal-fired power plant financing by French bank Crédit Agricole suggests that the bank will not be able to finance the controversial €800 million Plomin C coal power plant in Croatia, believe campaign groups. The policy now rules out finance for coal power plants in high-income countries, which includes Croatia.
Brussels, Belgium / Podgorica, Montenegro - Countries of Southeast Europe (SEE) waste much more energy than the members of the European Union, according to a new report Energy Efficiency – Just Do It! published today by a group of civil society organizations from across the region.
This study shows how the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has failed to enforce several of its basic principles on involuntary resettlement in the Kolubara Mining Basin, one of the largest sources of lignite in Europe, where mining has continued for over fifty years.
A leaked document, published here for the first time, that outlines the Slovenian government’s priorities for the EU’s Energy Union reveals a potential conflict with what the European Commission has on offer. Yet, neither promises ambitious strides towards more renewables.
Otpor protiv izgradnje termoelektrane Plomin C nastavlja jačati na međunarodnoj razini. Jučer su protiv ovog projekta održane dvije akcije – u Parizu i Zagrebu. Cilj obje akcije je prisiliti francusku banku Crédit Agricole, koja je preuzela ulogu financijskog savjetnika za Plomin C, da se povuče iz ovog projekta.
Prosvjedna okupljanja protiv izgradnje TE Plomin C održana su ovih dana u Parizu i Zagrebu. Njihov cilj bio je prisiliti veliku francusku banku Crédit Agricole da se povuče iz ovog projekta. Ta je banka, inače, izabrana za financijskog savjetnika japanske tvrtke Marubeni u poslu oko izgradnje novog bloka plominske termoelektrane.
French bank Crédit Agricole's support for a proposed major new coal plant project in Croatia is inconsistent with the bank's climate ambitions and its own sector policy on coal-fired power plants, according to a new study released today. The analysis, by Friends of the Earth France and Croatia, Zelena Istra, CEE Bankwatch Network and BankTrack, screens the risks of the 500 megawatt Plomin C project proposed for development in the picturesque Istrian peninsula, a popular international tourist destination.