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EBRD lends EUR 10m for solar panels and electric cars in Kosovo

Date: 29.06.2022 Author: Montel
EBRD lends EUR 10m for solar panels and electric cars in KosovoPhoto: Cinkarna Celje

The EBRD will provide the Raiffeisen Leasing Kosovo company with a EUR 10m loan to help incentivise the green transition in Kosovo by subsidising the installation of solar panels and the purchase of

Final decision on Montenegrin 155 MW hydro plant pending EIA

Date: 24.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
Final decision on Montenegrin 155 MW hydro plant pending EIAPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

Montenegrin government said on Thursday the final decision on the construction of a 155 MW hydropower plant on the Komarnica river will be taken upon completion of an environmental impact assessment

Serbia’s NIS seeks bids to assess landfill gas, solar potential

Date: 24.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
Serbia’s NIS seeks bids to assess landfill gas, solar potentialPhoto: Cinkarna Celje

Serbian oil group NIS invited bids this week for preparation of technical and economic studies on the potential use of city landfill gas to produce electricity and heat and installation of solar

Albania licenses new hydro capacity, rejects 8 MW of solar

Date: 24.06.2022 Author: Montel
Albania licenses new hydro capacity, rejects 8 MW of solarPhoto: KESH

Albania’s energy regulator ERE has licensed three small hydropower plants with a total capacity of 5.6 MW in the southern part of the country, it said on Thursday.

W. Balkans needs genuine climate action to phase out fossil fuels

Date: 22.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
W. Balkans needs genuine climate action to phase out fossil fuelsPhoto: Montel

NGOs from across the Western Balkans have expressed concern on Wednesday about the lack of progress in implementing the goals set out in the Green Agenda for the region.

W. Balkan coal plants continue to breach air pollution treaty

Date: 21.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
W. Balkan coal plants continue to breach air pollution treatyPhoto: Montel

In 2021 Western Balkan coal-fired power plants breached air pollution legislation under the Energy Community Treaty for the fourth year in a row, according to a new report by NGO CEE Bankwatch

EU warns against climate backtrack to replace Russian gas

Date: 21.06.2022 Author: Montel
EU warns against climate backtrack to replace Russian gasPhoto: Montel

The European Commission president has warned EU member states not to backtrack on their long-term drive to cut fossil fuel use, as Germany, Austria and the Netherlands said they would fire up coal

W. Balkan countries should urgently put a price on carbon – NGOs

Date: 20.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
W. Balkan countries should urgently put a price on carbon – NGOsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Environmental NGOs urged Western Balkan governments to introduce their own carbon pricing mechanisms and use the revenues to fund decarbonisation and a just transition of the heavily coal-reliant

Albania to rescind all hydro projects on Vjosa river

Date: 14.06.2022 Author: Montel
Albania to rescind all hydro projects on Vjosa riverPhoto: KESH

Albania is planning to give the Vjosa river the status of a national park, which will halt all existing and future plans to build new hydropower capacity there.

BiH’s Ugljevik 3 coal project awarded environmental permit

Date: 10.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
BiH’s Ugljevik 3 coal project awarded environmental permitPhoto: www.riteugljevik.com

The controversial 700 MW Ugljevik 3 coal-fired power plant project in north-east Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been awarded an environmental permit, Comsar Energy RS, a company in this joint

Montenegro must revise carbon pricing scheme – NGO

Date: 10.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
Montenegro must revise carbon pricing scheme – NGOPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Montenegro, considered a carbon pricing pioneer in the Western Balkans, needs to urgently update its CO2 emissions legislation to create a scheme more suited to its current needs, according to the

Kosovo to spend EUR 390m renovating coal units – strategy

Date: 08.06.2022 Author: Montel
Kosovo to spend EUR 390m renovating coal units – strategyPhoto: Montel

Kosovo is planning to spend EUR 390m on renovating its old coal-fired units over the next decade, although the country still aims to phase out coal by 2050, its new energy strategy shows.



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