Serbian government establishes council for operation of coal power plants until 2050

Serbian government sets up council for energy sector decarbonization

14 July 2021 - After the decision to stop the construction of the Kolubara B thermal power plant, this is another move in an effort to decarbonize the energy sector.

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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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Montenegro announces coal phaseout by 2035

01 July 2021 - Montenegro has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, announcing it will stop using coal by 2035 at the latest.

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Energy Community Just Transition Forum: transition to clean energy must be gradual

30 June 2021 - Energy Community Just Transition Forum: to make sure the energy transition is just, it needs to be gradual.

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.

Majority of new renewables in 2020 cheaper then new, existing fossil fired power plants - IRENA

Most new renewables cheaper than fossil-fueled power plants – IRENA

23 June 2021 - The cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV fell by 85 percent, according to Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020.

Two Bulgaria’s coal power plants to be converted to natural gas, hydrogen Varna TPP

Two Bulgarian coal power plants to be converted to natural gas, hydrogen

04 June 2021 - The Varna TPP has signed a contract to install two gas-fired units while the Bobov Dol TPP plans a conversion to gas and hydrogen.

Serbia s coal fired thermal power plants keep working 2050

Serbia’s coal-fired thermal power plants to keep working until 2050

27 May 2021 - Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlović said a plan would be developed for the operation of thermal power plants in Serbia until 2050

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Greece, Romania most active in Southeast Europe in tackling climate challenge

04 May 2021 - Greece and Romania are the most active among EU member states in Southeast Europe on climate change issues, while Bulgaria is trying to catch up.

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Environmental organizations urge Croatia to stop burning coal, sue ministry over TPP Plomin 1

02 March 2021 - At a time when many EU countries are working on coal phase-out, Croatia is planning to overhaul coal-fired TPP Plomin 1.

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Bulgaria named EU’s top SO2 polluter, accused of “persistent” breaches of limit values

25 January 2021 - Three environmental organizations have accused Bulgaria of systemically and persistently violating the European Union’s (EU)...

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Energy Community calls on Contracting Parties to reassess coal subsidies

19 January 2021 - The Energy Community Secretariat has sent letters to national authorities of six Contracting Parties urging...

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