July 8, 2020
Grasping what a 600% breach of allowed SO2 emissions means is not an easy job, but our data visualisation does just that. In addition to choking the communities where coal power plants are located, SO2 pollution from the Western Balkans often reaches as far as Russia and the Black Sea Coast to the east and Germany to the West!
June 4, 2020
Despite this deadly legacy, just two years ago, all the Western Balkan countries except Albania still planned to build new coal power plants. Since then, three out of five have abandoned these plans. The region has split, creating a two-speed energy transition.
May 25, 2020
The long-running saga of Slovenia’s overpriced Šoštanj 6 coal power plant took a dramatic turn last week when Slovene prosecutors filed charges including money laundering against 12 people and two companies. Meanwhile, in 2018, the Šoštanj power plant as a whole generated a net loss of EUR 58.5 million. Why are nearby Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina – both countries that are planning new coal plants – not learning any lessons?
March 17, 2020
ContourGlobal is quitting the planned 500 MW Kosova e Re lignite power plant project in Kosovo. The company stated that it is now impossible for the project to meet the required milestones, citing, among others, the recent formation of a government led by a Prime Minister publicly opposed to the project.
Alarming levels of air pollution in settlements in coal regions are choking Central and Eastern Europe
March 4, 2020
Bankwatch’s ongoing air pollution campaign added six more locations to its independent particulate matter monitoring to provide on-the-ground data from these major polluting locations.
December 10, 2019
As coal phase-out is well underway in the European Union, and the international community is mobilizing to tackle the climate crisis, new coal plants are still planned and built in Southeast Europe, courtesy of Chinese financial support.
April 2, 2019
Donosioci odluka uopšte ne vode brigu o dugoročnom interesu građana u BiH.
November 25, 2018
全球温室气体的排放水平达到了新高，越来越多的人关注中国在全球气候变暖问题上所扮演的角色。据英国广播公司11月25日（星期日）的消息，多年来，中国煤电站数量的增加一直受到批评。现在，有环保组织指出，中国还在境外支持数十个煤矿项目。 Source: 成世界最大海外煤电资助人：中国“一带一路”煤矿项目加剧气候变暖？
November 22, 2018
A new unit at a Serbian coal-fired power station focuses concerns on China’s role in global warming. Source: China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears
November 14, 2018
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a draft energy sector strategy that it will not finance coal projects, it said on Wednesday, following a statement by an environmental group that the international lender is not con