Powerline to nowhere: Georgian villages take stand against badly routed transmission lines
June 13, 2017
Mountain villages in the country’s northeast protest for changes to the routing of high voltage lines in a series of local protests.
EBRD sticks to business as usual despite Ukraine facing war and severe shortages
November 21, 2014
With Ukraine’s ongoing fight for sovereignty and integrity emphasising once more the country’s energy vulnerability in front of Russia, the need to radically reform the Ukrainian energy sector became crucial for the survival of the country. And yet, moves in this direction are way too slow. Despite positive rhetoric on the need to prioritise energy efficiency, some European donors such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development continue with business as usual, spending huge resources on large infrastructure projects that do not address the country’s immediate need for improved energy security.
Information is crucial – Villagers in the way of infrastructure in Ukraine need early support
November 15, 2013
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development helped solve conflicts between locals and Ukrainian state company Ukrenergo about an EBRD financed transmission line. On close inspection, the case illustrates that without close monitoring and support for local communities, it is left to chance and locals’ dedication that conflicts are being noticed in the first place.
Bogus logic in Ukraine: A nature reserve not worth protecting
February 13, 2013
If you thought the purpose of a nature reserve is to protect wildlife from disruptive human interference, then you’re wrong – at least when it comes to nature that’s in the way of electricity infrastructure in Ukraine.
Greenwashing nuclear expansion in Ukraine, with EU support
September 13, 2011
Upgrades of hydro power plants in Ukraine are a prime example for greenwashing nuclear expansion with renewable energy. Alena Miskun from Bankwatch member group National Environmental Centre of Ukraine gives details on the thickening plot that European public banks are involved in.
Don’t turn Ukraine into a nuclear energy source for the European Union!
March 29, 2011
Bankwatch member group National Ecological Centre of Ukraine is asking the European Investment Bank (EIB) on inaugurating its Kiev office March 25 not to support nuclear development in Ukraine .