June 6, 2022
In 2020, Montenegro received widespread praise for being the first Western Balkan country to introduce carbon pricing. Less than a year later, however, the scheme’s shortcomings were exposed. What can other Western Balkan countries learn from this experience?
November 23, 2021
Hidden behind a financial intermediary, the EIB has supported the destruction of the Mojanska River in Montenegro. Yet local inspectors claim nothing is wrong. Will the EIB now take corrective action?
Summary of the study: ‘Identification and analysis of potential sustainable heating solutions in Pljevlja, Montenegro’
October 25, 2021
In order to address high levels of air pollution in Pljevlja, Montenegro, the municipality’s heating supply must become more sustainable. Although Montenegro’s 2030 Energy Strategy proposes the development of district heating systems based on biomass,
April 19, 2021
Montenegro has recently confirmed that its highly polluting Pljevlja coal plant has exceeded its allowed operating hours under the Energy Community Treaty, yet no moves have been made to close the plant. This threatens to create a worrying precedent if not tackled.
May 8, 2020
In recent years Montenegro was forced to stop granting incentives for renewable energy projects due to public outcry about small hydropower decimating several small rivers and enriching businesses close to the ruling party. Now a new draft Law on Energy looks set to relaunch the incentives scheme. Why haven’t lessons been learned?
September 18, 2019
Montenegrin Premier Duško Marković announced that the Government is no longer pursuing the planned Pljevlja II lignite power plant, making Montenegro the first Western Balkan country to officially cancel a new coal project.
August 19, 2017
Države koje planiraju nove elektrane na ugalj, među kojim je i Crna Gora, moraju ponovo da razmotre investicione planove, kao i finansijske implikacije ovih projekata kako bi se osiguralo da su oni zaista u skladu sa novim, strožim standardima EU, poka
August 17, 2017
„S obzirom na to da većina zemalja Zapadnog Balkana usvaja zakone koji se eksplicitno odnose na standarde EU za najbolje raspoložive tehnike, od sada se dozvole za nove elektrane moraju zasnivati na BREF-u LCP-a (Large Combustion Plants)“, kaže se u s
August 14, 2017
Prethodno je analiza CEE Bankwatch mreže pokazala da gotovo nijedna planirana TE na zapadnom Balkanu, među kojima i je i drugi blok TE Pljevlja, neće ispuniti nove, strože standarde zagađenosti Source: Drugi blok TE mora na popravni – Vijesti.me
August 7, 2017
Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable. Source: bne IntelliNews – Wild ca