EIB moves to curb intermediated hydropower financing
July 29, 2022
The EU’s house bank has recently updated its exclusion list, a document detailing what kind of projects it will not finance. This finally closes a long-standing loophole allowing ill-suited intermediaries to finance hydropower projects.
Riding roughshod over EU environmental and public consultation rules risks boomerang effect for renewables development
July 25, 2022
In an attempt to end reliance on Russian gas, the European Commission is seeking to speed up renewable energy deployment. But its proposals threaten to erode decades of hard-won EU environmental and public consultation achievements.
Croatian NGOs file court case to prevent resurrection of Plomin 1 coal plant
April 9, 2019
Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia and Green Istria have filed a court case challenging the decision to extend the Plomin 1 coal power plant’s environmental permit, it was announced today.
Bosnia-Herzegovina settlement agreement shows coal plant environmental assessment is illegal
November 29, 2018
The Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities and the Energy Community Secretariat have signed a settlement agreement regarding the environmental impact assessment for the planned Ugljevik III coal-fired power plant, in which Bosnia and Herzegovina committed not to use the environmental permit issued as a result of the procedure. 
[Campaign update] Impact Assessment of Serbian Kostolac B3 coal plant nullified, two investigative reports published
August 3, 2016
Two reports by the Serbian Center for Investigative Journalism take stock of the problems surrounding the planned Kostolac B3 lignite power plant, including a recent court decision that cancelled the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment.