February 6, 2019
Loopholes in the EBRD’s due diligence, together with a lack of assessment and monitoring by Macedonia’s local and central government, has proven to be a lethal combination for the country’s rivers. A prime example is the Krapska Reka small hydropower project. The authorities’ failure to recognise the location as part of the proposed Jakupica National Park, Emerald area and a future Natura 2000 site, on top of poor mitigation measures and construction practices, have caused irreversible damage to this small river valley.
December 28, 2018
Auf dem Balkan boomt der Bau von Wasserkraftwerken, doch die Nachhaltigkeit der Projekte ist umstritten. Frauen im Dorf Kruščica besetzen eine Brücke und blockieren so die Interessen internationaler Konzerne. Source: Die Frauen von der Brücke
December 21, 2018
Meštani Rakite: Nećemo genocid nad prirodomRetko kada je jedan, na izgled, lokalni problem uzdignut na nacionalni nivo, kao što je to slučaj sa izgradnjom mini- hidroelektrana u najvećem parku prirode Stara planina. Zasluga za to je u aktivizmu lokalno
December 10, 2018
Environmental NGO Eko-svest has this week called on the Macedonian government not to continue subsidising new renewable energy plants through the guaranteed buy-off of electricity at a guaranteed price and to instead move to a more competitive system with lower costs for end consumers.
December 6, 2018
The European Parliament urged the EBRD and EIB to review their support for hydropower plant projects in its last week’s resolutions on the European Commission’s 2018 reports on Albania and Montenegro. The votes come as a clear sign that the European institutions are starting to reconsider their support for hydropower as green energy.
November 29, 2018
In Serbia una legge vieterà la costruzione di nuove dighe sui corsi d’acqua che attraversano parchi e zone naturali: prima vittoria degli ambientalisti Source: Mini-centrali idroelettriche, Belgrado verso lo stop
November 5, 2018
Thousands of dams are planned for the rivers and streams of south-eastern Europe, and their environmental and social impact could prove devastating Source: Rivers of the Balkans: the siege
October 26, 2018
In the age of fake news, providing fact-based arguments in environmental campaigns is crucial. Bankwatch has reached out to the technology-savvy community, to bring more robustness to the narrative.
October 19, 2018
Vlasti Bosne i Hercegovine neodgovorno se odnose prema jednom od osnovnih ljudskih prava i najvažnijih prirodnih resursa naše zemlje – vodi. Source: Kad se čiste vode zamute
September 25, 2018
The global transition to clean energy is upending markets, social structures, laws, and much more that falls outside of the traditional energy sector. Since we’re all relatively new at it, it’s cri… Source: In the Balkans, clean energy needn’t have a d