Advocacy letter | 16 December, 2014 | Download PDF
This letter, sent by a group of NGOs from the Green 10 and Counter Balance coalitions, calls on the Juncker Commission and the European Investment Bank to apply principles of transparency and sustainability for the EUR 315 billion investment package.
Official document | 16 December, 2014 | Download PDF
In the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 150 km east of Banja Luka, Comsar Energy Republika Srpska (CERS) is planning to build the 2×300 MW Ugljevik 3 lignite fired power plant. This complaint outlines aspects of the Energy Community law that the plant would breach if constructed.
Briefing | 16 December, 2014 | Download PDF
The public company Elektroprivreda BiH is developing a project for the construction of unit 7 at the Tuzla lignite-fired power plant. The key financial indicators presented in JP Elektroprivrede BiH’s document have been derived in an unclear manner, but even with these figures it is clear that the project is poorly grounded. This creates potential threats to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s public budget since the project will likely receive state support.
New money, old ideas – How EU spending plans for central and eastern Europe are selling short a greener future
Study | 11 December, 2014 | Download PDF
This comprehensive analysis of draft government spending plans for the allocation of EU budget money shows that central and Eastern European countries are planning to use unacceptable amounts of their €350 billion allocation on dirty energy projects, polluting forms of transport and incinerators. The study was published by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe. See also this interactive visualisation of the spending plans.
Briefing | 10 December, 2014 | Download PDF
With climate protection set to be a high priority for the EU in the next five years and beyond, the EIB needs to streamline climate considerations across its lending to different sectors and in different regions as quickly as possible. Such a policy needs to deliver on multiple objectives, with the combating of climate change and the promotion of sustainability absolutely central to these.