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 …
April 12, 2018
Our colleagues from the Center for Environment from Banja Luka have today published a new analysis of the feasibility study for the planned Gacko II lignite power plant in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which shows that the new plant is likely to be unprofitable.
March 27, 2018
Only recently Mongolia was known as the biggest nomadic country in the world. Today, it is struggling to move past it.
March 21, 2018
In contrast to the global trend of decreasing coal from the energy mix, the Western Balkan countries are stubbornly planning a whole fleet of new lignite plants, most of which are plagued by breaches of environmental laws. The latest case in point is the planned 600MW Ugljevik III.
March 6, 2018
The coal industry continues to negatively impact the local population and environment soothing the public with a false promise for reliable and affordable energy. The damaging influence is especially prominent for the women of Baganuur.
February 19, 2018
Community organisations across the region are fed up with worsening air quality and are taking their grievances to the streets
January 31, 2018
Hundreds of people fed up of breathing polluted air have joined a protest in Pristina, Kosovo earlier today.
January 17, 2018
Tajikistan has long suffered from serious energy shortages, but is a new coal power plant really the answer?
[Campaign update] Montenegro drops Skoda Praha as partner for Pljevlja II coal plant – now time to drop the project altogether
January 4, 2018
Another nail is in the coffin of the controversial Pljevlja II coal power plant in Montenegro with the main contractor exiting the project.
December 15, 2017
Plagued by a number of unsolved issues, the Chinese-backed Banovići lignite power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been dealt a major blow.