Western Balkan coal power plants polluted twice as much as those in the EU in 2019
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
Croatian NGOs file court case to prevent resurrection of Plomin 1 coal plant
April 9, 2019
Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia and Green Istria have filed a court case challenging the decision to extend the Plomin 1 coal power plant’s environmental permit, it was announced today.
Croatian coal plant must not be resurrected
February 13, 2019
The Plomin 1 coal plant, on Croatia’s Istrian coast, is already 50 years old. In 2017 it closed due to a fire. Yet the Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy looks set to allow Plomin 1’s owner, HEP, to bring it back from the dead without even an environmental impact assessment.
The great coal jobs fraud (2018 UPDATE)
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
The Balkans may become the achilles heel of EU-China climate leadership
June 1, 2017
The European Union’s and China’s joint commitment to climate action is tarnished by Chinese support for and the EU’s neglect of coal projects in the Balkans, as a new briefing explains. But it is still not too late to change course.
Why coal is not the way forward – facts versus myths
November 14, 2016
Coal is the single biggest contributor to global climate change. But governments and investors planning new coal capacities have a range of flimsy arguments why coal would be the best or the only alternative. This briefing busts a number of myths surrounding coal, such as “coal is cheap”, “alleviates poverty” or “coal is clean”.
Ostvarili smo veliku pobjedu i zaustavili Plomin C na ugljen
June 15, 2016
Nakon 5 godina kampanje protiv izgradnje štetne termoelektrane na uvozni ugljen Plomin C, ostvarili smo veliku pobjedu! Ministar gospodarstva Panenić izjavio je kako je realizacija ovog projekta zaustavljena. Sigurni smo kako nakon uvjerljivih argumenata protiv izgradnje te okolnosti koje su uslijedile, Vlada nije niti imala drugog izbora nego zaustaviti Plomin C, kažu u priopćenju Greenpeace, Zelena Istra, Zelena akcija i CCE – Bankwatch network.
Croatia to drop controversial coal plant project, confirms minister
June 14, 2016
The Croatian Minister for Economy, Tomislav Panenić, yesterday confirmed that the 500 MW Plomin C coal plant project has been stopped.
Expert analysis confirms Croatian Plomin C coal plant is economically unfeasible
March 3, 2016
Responding to the lack of official economic data for Croatia’s Plomin C coal project, a new analysis finds that the project is highly risky.
Croatia, Italy and Colombia linked by harm from coal industry
February 22, 2016
Last Tuesday activists from Croatia, Italy and Colombia formed a human chain in front of the Plomin coal power plant to highlight that the real price of coal is human lives – at both ends of the chain of production.