air pollution

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Belgrade most polluted European city with over 1 million people

08 September 2021 - If Serbia were an EU member, Belgrade would be among the worst-ranked cities by concentrations of PM2.5, the biggest air polluter and the most harmful one to human health.

Western Balkans coal plants 2.5 times SO2 EU

Western Balkans coal plants emit 2.5 times more SO2 than entire EU

07 September 2021 - Almost 12,000 people died from 2018 to 2020 because of breaches of pollution ceilings in coal-fired thermal power plants in the Western Balkans.

Plasma waste gasification plant North Macedonia

Plasma waste gasification project in North Macedonia is getting strategic investment status

06 September 2021 - A plasma gasification plant worth EUR 327 million will handle most of the municipal waste in North Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said

People versus poisoners thousands Belgrade protest clean air

People versus poisoners – thousands in Belgrade protest for clean air

05 September 2021 - More than five thousand people gathered in the second protest in Belgrade for harmless air, to warn of severe air pollution in the country

European Greens Weitz Serbia environmental crimes

European Greens’ Waitz: Serbia is suffering from environmental crimes

25 August 2021 - European Greens Co-chair Thomas Waitz said he would speak in the European Parliament about Rio Tinto's project and the devastation of the Danube in Serbia

Mining town Bor strongest SO2 air pollution Serbia

Mining town of Bor suffering from strongest SO2 air pollution in Serbia

24 August 2021 - Bor has Serbia's highest number of breaches this year of the limit for the presence of SO2 in the air. In the last incident, the cloud covered the whole town.

London toughens measures to protect children from air pollution

London toughens measures to protect children from air pollution

23 August 2021 - London City Hall acknowledged the danger from polluted air for schoolchildren and said it would bring its quality within WHO's limits by 2030

Kosovo's coal plant KEK solar power 100 MW

Kosovo’s* coal plant operator KEK plans solar power plant of 100 MW

20 August 2021 - Within its decarbonization process, KEK will develop infrastructure for the production of green energy, including a solar power plant of 100 MW

EU countries fail cut emissions most toxic lignite-fired plants

EU countries fail to minimize pollution from large combustion plants

18 August 2021 - EEB warns of a massive financial and health bill as big industrial units that use lignite stretched rules from the Industrial Emissions Directive

Vinca landfill fire responsible

Vinča landfill fire – who is responsible for ‘golden utility project’?

10 August 2021 - A fire erupted at the Vinča landfill. Belgrade authorities say Beo čista energija is in charge but it claims it would rehabilitate it when it gets a permit.

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Coal power stations in Western Balkans emit twice as much SO2 as EU plants

13 July 2021 - The Western Balkans’ 18 coal-fired power plants released twice as much sulfur dioxide in 2019 as all 221 such facilities in the EU.

EBRD EUR 18 million district heating decarbonization Kragujevac

EBRD lends EUR 18 million for district heating decarbonization in Kragujevac

02 July 2021 - Kragujevac will abandon the use of coal in district heating and install gas-fired boilers with a loan of up to EUR 18 million obtained from EBRD

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IRENA: faster energy transitions could boost expected global growth

02 July 2021 - Speeding up energy transitions to achieve the 1.5°C global warming target could boost the world's GDP by 2.4% per year within the next decade compared with current plans, IRENA says.

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Nine Western Balkan mayors sign declaration to tackle air pollution

01 July 2021 - Nine Western Balkan mayors have signed a declaration to undertake voluntary measures aimed at reducing air pollution in their cities and municipalities.

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EBRD approves EUR 2 million credit line for household energy efficiency in Kosovo*

29 June 2021 - The EBRD has approved a new EUR 2 million credit line for financing investments in household energy efficiency in Kosovo*.

Residents of Veliki Crljeni sue power utility EPS due to pollution from coal power plant Kolubara A

Residents of Veliki Crljeni sue power utility EPS due to pollution from coal power plant Kolubara A

24 June 2021 - This is the first time citizens are seeking protection of personality rights, based on the European Convention on Human Rights.

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