Bosnia and Herzegovina illegally extends lifetimes of deadly coal plants
March 25, 2022
Yesterday the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Parliament voted to extend the lifetime of the antiquated Tuzla 4 and Kakanj 5 coal units, in clear breach of the Energy Community Treaty. The move condemns the public to yet more lethal air pollution.
Ugljevik power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina
December 17, 2021
Commissioned in 1985, the 300 MW coal power plant in Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has become famous for emitting more sulphur dioxide than all of Germany’s coal power plants in 2019.
Pljevlja I power plant, Montenegro
December 16, 2021
The existing 225 MW Pljevlja thermal power plant in the north of Montenegro, near the borders with Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been operating since 1982. The plant was originally planned to comprise two units but the second one was never built. The plant, along with the extensive use of coal and wood for heating, has caused unbearably bad air quality in the town.
Kostolac B power plant (B1, B2), Serbia
December 16, 2021
The Kostolac B power plant, consisting of 2 units of 350 MW each, first entered into operation in 1987. In 2021, the plant delivered 4,320 GWh of electricity to the grid, nearly 20 per cent of the country’s coal-based generation.
12 years and counting: Pollution control investment at Bosnia’s Ugljevik coal plant still showing no results
February 16, 2021
Upgrades to the coal power plants in the Western Balkans that would bring down sulphur dioxide emissions are rare. But even where investments have been made, they have so far failed to deliver the much-needed results.
Runners raise the alarm about air pollution from coal power during inaugural Lung Run
December 22, 2020
One of the leading reasons for the extremely polluted air are the outdated and substandard coal-fired power plants in the region. The 16 plants operating in the Western Balkan countries emit as much sulphur dioxide and dust pollution as the entire fleet of coal plants in the EU.
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.
Pathways for Just Transitions in South East Europe
December 14, 2020
This policy paper is a companion piece to “Accelerated Lignite Exit in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece”, a report published in May 2020 modelling the impact of the early retirement of some coal and all lignite power plants in the electricity sector in the three countries.
How Serbia’s addiction to coal could cloud its future in Europe
November 21, 2020
Source: How Serbia’s addiction to coal could cloud its future in Europe
As Romania’s last new coal project is cancelled, a larger gas threat looms
November 19, 2020
Romania’s Minister of Economy, Energy and the Business Environment finally confirmed that no new coal unit will be built in the country.