“16+1”-Treffen: Wie China Kohleprojekte am Balkan befeuert
July 4, 2018
Während Deutschland ein Datum für den Kohleausstieg sucht, bauen die Balkan-Länder ihre Kohleindustrie weiter aus. Befeuert wird die Entwicklung durch China. Am Wochenende könnte es neue Förderzusagen aus China geben. Source: “16+1”-Treffen: Wie China
Zaključavanje u ugljen, zaključavanje u prošlost
June 12, 2018
Dok Kina ubrzano radi na dekarbonizaciji svoje ekonomije, kineske tvrtke i banke grade ili financiraju projekte termoelektrana na ugljen na Balkanu. U BiH je nedavno tako sagrađena termoelektrana Stanari, koja je u cijelosti dopremljena iz Kine, a Blok
China, the Western Balkans and the EU: Can three tango?
May 17, 2018
With China pouring loans into the Western Balkans, the EU must step in to ensure this money benefits the region, writes Wawa Wang.
Chinese-financed coal projects in Southeast Europe
May 15, 2018
Several EU enlargement countries in the Western Balkans – as well as EU member states Romania and Greece – plan to build new lignite power plants. In contrast, the EU aims to decarbonise its energy sector by 2050, most EU countries no longer build new
Gacko II, Bosnia and Herzegovina
May 15, 2018
The Republika Srpske government plans to build a new 350 MW lignite power plant in Gacko, near the town’s existing plant. After years of stagnation, in August 2022 it was reported that the Czech company Witkowitz was considering investing in the project.
Kamengrad lignite power plant, Bosnia-Herzegovina
May 15, 2018
An idea to build a power plant at the open-cast Kamengrad coal mine near Sanski Most in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been around for years, but in November 2017 it took a step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Energy China International and the construction supplier Lager d.o.o. for a 2 x 215 MW plant.
Chinese banks move into Bosnian power sector
April 17, 2018
Balkan coal projects are expanding under the Belt and Road banner “Miners don’t say good day, we say good luck,” says Hata Muratović Hasanspahić, standing at the door to a concrete elevator shaft that carries her 300 metres below ground each day. Hata
CHINA RISING: Chinese investors compete for Bosnian coal projects
July 10, 2017
No fewer than five new coal-fired power plants, most of them potentially funded by Chinese state banks, are being considered in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Two of these projects – the seventh unit at the existing Tuzla plant and the brand new Banovici pl
China cuts coal consumption but adds to Brazil’s thermoelectric power
June 30, 2017
While China moves forward with its national policy to reduce coal consumption and increase generation of electricity from renewable sources, Chinese banks and contractors specialising in coal-fired power are looking abroad to develop highly polluting p
Can the AIIB support Asia’s energy revolution?
June 21, 2017
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), headquartered in Beijing, held its second annual meeting on the Korean island of Jeju last week. Korea is currently positioning Jeju as a zero-carbon tourist destination so the choice of location must ha