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.
June 1, 2017
The European Union’s and China’s joint commitment to climate action is tarnished by Chinese support for and the EU’s neglect of coal projects in the Balkans, as a new briefing explains. But it is still not too late to change course.
May 16, 2017
Green Home, a Montenegrin environmental non-governmental organisation, on Friday submitted a complaint to the Administrative Court of Montenegro requesting the cancellation of the environmental approval for the controversial Pljevlja II coal power plant the government seeks to build.
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
October 18, 2016
With our own device to measure air pollution, Bankwatch aims to provide independent data on air quality for selected sites across the Balkans. Poor air quality and the related impacts on health need to be higher on the policy making agenda in Balkan countries.
September 22, 2016
The Czech daily Hospodarske Noviny (English: “Economic Newspaper”) is reporting today that the Czech Export Bank (CEB) and export insurance agency EGAP may not be be able to finance the Pljevlja II lignite power plant in Montenegro due to new OECD rules entering force on 1 January 2017.
August 1, 2016
Just as everyone else was going on holiday, on Friday night the Montenegrin parliament approved two decisions laying the ground for the controversial Pljevlja II lignite power plant. But a look at the project documentation released by the government shows that the project’s economics only add up with some giant leaps of faith.
July 26, 2016
Ako će cijena izgradnje biti 321 milion eura, ako će Crna Gora odložiti plaćanje ugljen-dioksida do 2026. godine, ako će cijena struje značajno rasti, ako će cijene CO2 rasti sporije nego očekivano, ako će se troškovi proizvodnje uglja smanjiti na 17,5 eura po toni u sledećih 10 godina i ako se ne plaća PDV na opremu i izgradnju, onda će Pljevlja 2 možda biti isplativ, kazala ja predstavnica CEE Bankwatch Network Pipa Galop
July 25, 2016
Da bi Pljevlja II imala šansu da bude isplativa, NVO navode da bi troškovi proizvodnje u Rudniku uglja Pljevlja bi morali biti smanjeni od 24,21 eura/tona u 2015. godini na 17,5 eura/tona oko 2027. Dokument koji je Vlada Crne Gore objavila u ime “dokazivanja” isplativosti projekta Pljevlja II zapravo pokazuje suprotno, prema komentarima nevladinih organizacija CEE Bankwatch Network, MANS i Green Home, koji su objavljeni danas i dostavljeni Evropskoj komisiji i drugim relevantnim adresama.