May 5, 2016
Chinese investors are prepared to keep investing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as Republika Srpska in the field of energy, among other things, said Petar Đokić, Republika Srpska’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, yesterday at the 7th international investment conference ‘Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) – Prospects for China +16 CEEC’, which is taking place in Sarajevo on 4-5 May. …
January 12, 2016
China is awfully torn between coal power reduction and further growing its exports. When the OECD agreed to restrict subsidies for coal-fired power plants’ exports, both investors and the press had a field day. It was a big step in curbing the growth of global coal-fired power generation and it could have been a phenomenal day for the power industry–except that China, the biggest elephant in the room, was missing when the coal power reduction pact was made.
New Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank struggles to convince on environment and sustainability issues
December 17, 2015
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the China-led financial institution, has emerged as a multilateral development bank with the backing of 57 members in record time. Jin Liqun, president designate of the new financial institution set up to provide financing for infrastructure projects in south east Asia and countries along the Silk Road route in South Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the periphery of Europe, has declared that the AIIB will be a ‘lean, clean, and green’ institution which upholds the highest standards of 21st century governance. Early doubts, though, hang over these aspirations.
July 29, 2013
Montenegrin NGOs Green Home and MANS have today sharply criticised Montenegrin government plans to choose a strategic partner for the EUR 300 million, 220 MW Pljevlja II lignite power plant  without conducting a proper tender. Instead the government has stated that it plans to sign an intergovernmental agreement and enact a special law on the project , thus signalling, according to the groups, that it plans to use a loophole in the law to avoid a tender procedure.