Red flags over plans to swap coal for biomass and waste incineration in Tuzla
September 8, 2022
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s energy utility Elektroprivreda BiH are signing today an agreement formalizing the Bank’s commitment to consider financial support for a particularly questionable energy project in Tuzla. But the public is barely aware of what this risky investment could bring to local communities.
Bosnia’s planned Tuzla 7 lignite plant on the rocks after state aid U-turn
July 6, 2022
The future of the planned 450 MW Tuzla 7 lignite plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina is again in doubt after the country’s State Aid Council revoked its decision to approve a public guarantee for a EUR 614 million loan from China Eximbank last week, four years after the Council’s initial clearance.
Loan guarantee for Bosnia’s Tuzla 7 coal plant confirmed as illegal
November 30, 2021
A public loan guarantee for the planned Tuzla 7 coal power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina is illegal under the Energy Community Treaty, the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community has confirmed today (Tuesday). If realized, the project would aggravate Tuzla’s air pollution and prevent Bosnia and Herzegovina decarbonising its economy for decades to come.
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
Time to end the damaging cycle of land, surface and groundwater pollution in Tuzla
December 21, 2020
There are few things one can be sure of in life, but the constant anxiety communities near Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Tuzla power plant experience is one of them.
Pollution of land, surface and groundwater near the slag and ash disposal site of Tuzla thermal power plant
December 18, 2020
From 1 March – 31 August 2020, an analysis of water and soil samples was conducted in the area of influence of the closed slag and ash disposal sites in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – Plane, Divkovići I, Divkovići II, Drežnik and Jezero I – as w
Why the Balkans is struggling to kick coal
April 20, 2020
Local politicians and Chinese companies are slowing the transition to renewable energy underway in the rest of Europe
GE says it’s going green. Overseas, it’s still pushing coal
March 2, 2020
In the U.S., GE is increasingly known for wind turbines and other renewable energy technology, among many other products. But the 1,200-megawatt plant due to be built on Vietnam’s northern coast is one of 19 coal power projects the company is working o
China-backed coal plants on EU’s doorstep hide huge carbon costs
January 14, 2020
Feasibility studies for two major coal power projects in Bosnia and Serbia – backed by Chinese banks – downplay the costs of emissions and ignore air and water pollution. Source : China-backed coal plants on EU’s doorstep hide huge carbon costs
Residents of Tuzla protest over extremely high Levels of Air Pollution
January 13, 2020
Following last night’s protests in the center of Tuzla over extremely high levels of air pollution, residents announce the continuation of the protests on Wednesday. They claim to have difficulty breathing and are concerned about the rise in the number