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November 7, 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio, Manu Chao support struggle against construction of HPPs in Balkans

Though ignored by politicians, the long-standing struggle against the construction of hydropower plants (HPPs) in the region is gaining more and more support from Europe and the world. Two world-known…

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Tirana SUMP

October 10, 2019

Air pollution and crowded buses – Tirana takes steps towards a solution

The Municipality of Tirana has invited 40 stakeholders from public institutions, the civil society, academia, and public and private companies to develop a joint vision for Tirana’s first Sustainable Urban…

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September 24, 2019

150 NGOs call on Edi Rama to halt HPPs, protect Vjosa river in Albania

In an open letter to the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, nearly 150 national and international NGOs, are asking the Albanian government to stop the construction of hydropower plants…

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September 5, 2019

Conference on energy transition in Albania to be held on September 12

The Regional Education and Information Centre for sustainable development in SE Europe (REIC) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBS) are organising a conference titled “Energy Transition in Albania.” The conference…

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July 25, 2019

Albania approves 5 new construction permits for 8 small, medium HPPs

Albania’s National Territory Council (NTC) has approved 5 new construction permits for 8 small and medium hydropower plants (HPPs), local media reported. One of the permits refers to HPP Shutri…

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Albania net metering

July 19, 2019

Albania launches net metering for solar PV prosumers

Albania has put in place a net metering scheme for solar photovoltaic (PV) prosumers, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has announced. Albania’s net metering scheme covers small and medium-sized…

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June 12, 2019

Apply for Summer School on low emission development in Durres

The Summer School on Low Emission Development Planning will be held in the Vila Belvedere in Durres, Albania, from September 8 to 14. The Summer School will be organized by…

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June 3, 2019

European Commission: Albania should urgently diversify away from hydropower, properly conduct environmental assessments

Albania is moderately prepared in the area of energy, according to the European Commission’s latest report on the country’s alignment with the EU acquis. Albania’s national energy strategy 2018-2030 has…

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May 23, 2019

Albanian government adopts decision to set up power exchange

The Government of Albania has adopted a decision to establish a power exchange, with day-ahead and intraday markets, according to the Albanian energy minister, Belinda Balluku. The power exchange will…

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April 30, 2019

Albanian, Montenegrin MPs gather in Tirana to discuss sustainable urban mobility planning

The Albanian capital Tirana, a city of half a million, on April 23 hosted a workshop on sustainable urban mobility, which has a pivotal role in fighting climate change. The…

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April 16, 2019

Albania to terminate 17 concession contracts for hydropower projects

Albania’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has found 9 more cases of contract violations during its review of concession agreements for hydropower plants (HPPs). This amounts to 17 concession deals…

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April 8, 2019

Albanian Development Fund launches EU-funded project to secure water supply for 83 villages

The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) has started the implementation of the EUR 39.3 million Rural Water Supply Program (RWSP) III in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Rrajca water…

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