EBRD support for a new lignite power plant in Kosovo: Against EU objectives
Briefing | 10 May 2013
The briefing outlines arguments against the 600 MW Kosovo e Re project that involved the construction of a new coal plant close to Prishtina. The project has been heavily promoted by the World Bank and by the US, and now also looks set for funding by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The bank’s new draft Country Strategy for Kosovo, which was approved by the EBRD’s Board of Directors on 1 May, clearly shows the bank’s interest in the project. Many civil society groups in Kosovo, led by the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID), oppose the construction of a new power plant.
Theme: Energy & climate