Western Balkans: ‘cheap’ lignite plants built now will cost heavily later
Briefing | 2 October 2014
The Western Balkans countries are aspiring to become members of the European Union. At the same time, Western Balkans governments plan to build 6195 MW of new coal/lignite plants by 2020. But the energy infrastructure they build today will still be operating by 2050, therefore constituting a serious threat to these countries’ ability to comply with EU long-term decarbonisation objectives.