December 3, 2018
As COP-24 starts in Katowice, two groups have criticised the region’s continuing “over-reliance” on coal, while the EBRD added its own warning. Source: Poland Drafts ‘Empty Words’ About Exiting Coal
November 30, 2018
Polen is de komende twee weken gastheer van de mondiale klimaatconferentie (COP24) van de Verenigde Naties. Een op z’n zachtst gezegd ongemakkelijke rol: het land ligt stevig aan het steenkoolinfuus. Source: Hoe een Silezisch dorp (vergeefs) strijdt te
November 28, 2018
Alla Cop 24 delle Nazioni Unite per la lotta ai cambiamenti climatici che si apre il 3 dicembre a Katowice, in Polonia, l’Europa si presenta come leader delle politiche sul clima. Ma non potrà nascondere il fiume di soldi che dalle sue banche va a fina
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 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.