February 23, 2017
It was ten in the evening on 17 December when my colleague and I arrived in Pljevlja, Montenegro. Although we could feel the smell of burnt coal already while driving there, the minute we set foot out of the car, the air was stifling. “This place remin …
November 4, 2014
Repression against civil society is on the rise, as the latest alarming case from Montenegro shows.
June 12, 2014
Montenegro’s new draft energy strategy needs cutting down to size if environmental and economic damage is to be avoided.
Three companies shortlisted for Montenegro lignite plant – but Pljevlja needs a clean-up, not more pollution
March 20, 2014
Pljevlja’s 210 MW lignite power plant, operating since 1982 in northern Montenegro, has caused controversy since the beginning of its lifetime. Even back in late ’70s Yugoslavia when the project was being planned, residents succeeded in pressing for the chimney to be taller than planned (250 metres instead of 200 metres) in an attempt to ensure that the plant’s pollution rose above the hills surrounding Pljevlja and dispersed further away.