November 15, 2018
Europe’s fossil fuel-dependent regions could benefit from an additional €5 billion under the next EU budget, thanks to a proposal endorsed by the European Parliament. But it could complicate already complex talks with the Council, which is eager to cut
November 12, 2018
The quasi state-owned Czech energy company ČEZ is up to its old tricks again. It celebrates a 30 % reduction in emissions, praising the public free allowances, and conveniently forgets to link the drop in emissions with the sale of some of its largest power plants.
October 1, 2018
The EIB and EBRD have been channelling billions of euros in public money to fossil fuels dependent companies, hampering the international community’s efforts to tackle climate change.
September 26, 2018
Plans to use public money to guarantee a Chinese loan for the planned 450 MW Tuzla 7 coal-fired power plant could be illegal and need to be investigated by the Energy Community Secretariat, according to a formal complaint submitted to the regional body
Six years later, a criminal investigation into illegal environment permits finally begins in Romania
September 13, 2018
In 2012, almost one hundred permits were issued to Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC), allowing the company to cut down hectares of forest to make way for coal mines. The permits were issued illegally, however, as Bankwatch Romania proved in court over the past six years. After many lawsuits and complaints to the relevant authorities, a sign of progress came this summer when the Romanian Ministry for Environment informed criminal investigation bodies about this situation.
September 10, 2018
Serbia’s notorious Drmno mine is rapidly expanding on Chinese loans, pushing the country towards high-carbon lock-in and a long-term debt.
August 21, 2018
Zagovornici projekata napuhuju brojke Ekološka grupacija CEE Bankwatch objavila je da države Jugoistočne Europe – Bosna i Hercegovina, Srbija, Bugarska, Grčka, Kosovo, Makedonija, Rumunjska i Crna Gora – u javnosti stvaraju pogrešnu sliku kako će se pr
August 6, 2018
While the major EU states have already set out a clear strategy for the swiftest possible transition to renewable energy sources and found many business opportunities along the way, the countries of South East Europe (SEE), where renewable power plant
July 24, 2018
The Balkans are determined to stay in the coal era – even while most countries in Europe are making plans for a future without coal, argues MARINA KELAVA. Source: China expands coal power interests in Bosnia and Herzegovina
July 18, 2018
In May this year, Romania made headlines after being referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to solve its air pollution problem. This breach is about three major cities – Bucharest, Iași and Brașov. But beyond the big cities, small communities are opposing polluting coal industries with nothing more than a bucket.