July 12, 2021
The non-compliance of Western Balkan coal power plants with the emission limits enshrined in the Energy Community Treaty is reflected in the region’s high sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) and dust emissions. This briefing looks mainly at th
April 19, 2021
Montenegro has recently confirmed that its highly polluting Pljevlja coal plant has exceeded its allowed operating hours under the Energy Community Treaty, yet no moves have been made to close the plant. This threatens to create a worrying precedent if not tackled.
September 23, 2019
Enthusiasm for coal starts to burn out in the Western Balkans
September 18, 2019
Montenegro gives up building second unit at coal-fired plant, will focus on renewable energy
September 18, 2019
Montenegrin Premier Duško Marković announced that the Government is no longer pursuing the planned Pljevlja II lignite power plant, making Montenegro the first Western Balkan country to officially cancel a new coal project.
June 28, 2018
This study, an update of our November 2016 analysis, examines the claims and finds that in almost all cases, they are exaggerated. In fact, even the current levels of employment cannot be maintained and some companies such as Elektroprivreda Srbije and
January 8, 2018
Now that the Montenegrin government and the power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) have officially announced the termination of the contract with the Czech company Škoda Praha for construction of the second unit of the Pljevlja thermal power pl
[Campaign update] Montenegro drops Skoda Praha as partner for Pljevlja II coal plant – now time to drop the project altogether
January 4, 2018
Another nail is in the coffin of the controversial Pljevlja II coal power plant in Montenegro with the main contractor exiting the project.
August 17, 2017
New EU rules entering into force today, to limit pollution from power plants, will also apply in most Western Balkan countries. But the region’s governments are so far acting like they don’t exist.
[Campaign update] EU urged to act on Western Balkans smog after alarming pollution levels were found
June 26, 2017
Results of more than half a year of independent air pollution monitoring in the Balkans have been launched today. During a conference at the European Parliament today, MEPs, European Commission and Energy Community representatives, NGOs and citizens groups called for urgent action on air pollution in the Western Balkans.