June 19, 2018
After years of delay, the New Kosovo lignite power plant took a step forward in 2017 with the signing of commercial contracts. However, numerous old issues, including carbon emissions, resettlement, and the dubious single-bidder procurement process, ha
June 19, 2018
The economic viability of coal is ever decreasing. Without public financial support many coal investments are doomed to fail. Yet several institutions are still willing to finance an energy source that wrecks our climate, damages our health and wastes
June 18, 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) needs to end its investment in fossil fuels and boost support for sustainable energy, reinforce its public accountability, and prioritise human rights, a group of 21 European NGOs write in a letter to EU finance ministers.
May 18, 2018
Even though, Romania traditionally had the third lowest energy dependency rate in the EU, due to natural gas and oil reserves and to an oversized electricity production system; in the last several months, because of drought that affected the hydro powe
May 16, 2018
The Romanian Government has been negotiating for several years with the Chinese Government to build a new 600 MW unit at the lignite power plant in Rovinari, Gorj County. The new unit would be built on the site of Units 1 and 2, currently decommissioned. A new up and running plant would pollute the whole region for at least 40 more years, a coal plant’s average lifespan.
May 10, 2018
Despite its commitments to increase the share of renewables under the Energy Community and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the process of EU accession, the Serbian government seems determined to remain locked-in to a carbon intensive energy syst
May 9, 2018
Changes in the approach to governance put forward by the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev deserve to be encouraged by the international community. It is natural that the EBRD is ready to provide support to a country willing to accelerate reforms. However,
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 26, 2018
Dabrova Dolina Zašto ne graditi čak ni male hidroelektrane u zaštićenim područjima. Pippa Gallop, Bankwatch Privredna Banka Zagreb (PBZ) je 2015. godine odobrila kredit od milijun eura za izgradnju hidroelektrane na rijeci Mrežnici. Kreditna linija je
March 22, 2018
Erste, Sberbank and the EBRD have been fueling the destruction of 27 km of rivers in the region of Josanicka banja, on the borders of the Kopaonik National Park in Serbia. It is a stark warning how the future of the Balkans might look if uncontrolled investment continues.