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Coal pollution Turkey annual health costs EUR 10 9 billion

Coal pollution in Turkey brings annual health costs of up to EUR 10.9 billion

08 February 2021 - Air pollution from coal power plants in Turkey kills almost 5,000 people prematurely and leads to 3,000 preterm births every year

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Energy Community warns BiH, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Serbia over coal plant emissions

05 February 2021 - Four Energy Community contracting parties in the Western Balkans are under pressure to bring air pollution from coal power plants under control

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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation for first time ever

26 January 2021 - For the first time ever, the EU has produced more electricity in a year from renewable energy sources than from fossil fuels.

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Milestone bill expected to make Poland top offshore wind player in the Baltics

19 January 2021 - Poland has adopted its first ever law regulating offshore wind development in what is expected...

Serbia starts coal phaseout in heating sector from 2021

Serbia starts coal phaseout in heating sector from 2021

28 December 2020 - The heating plant in Kragujevac will be converted from coal to gas, and boilers on solid fuels replaced in kindergartens, schools, health centers and households.

Western Balkans wasted EUR 655 million coal subsidies 2015

Western Balkans wasted EUR 655 million on coal subsidies since 2015

04 December 2020 - Serbia and BiH account for almost all of the coal subsidies in 2018 and 2019 among the Energy Community contracting parties in the Western Balkans.

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Renewables make up 99.6% of new power capacity in Turkey this year

26 November 2020 - Hydroelectric units had a 66.6% share in the commissioned power capacity in Turkey in the first three quarters, compared to 99.6% for all renewables

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Sarajevo to make inventory of households’ furnaces as a step to reduce air pollution

13 November 2020 - Sarajevo Canton has officially started preparing a ten-year strategy to reduce the use of coal in order to minimize air pollution.

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Here’s what Western Balkans committed to in Sofia Declaration on Green Agenda

13 November 2020 - By signing the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, the region have committed to a number of specific actions.

EU countries dirtiest power systems 2030

These EU countries will have dirtiest power systems in 2030

11 November 2020 - Ember highlighted seven EU states including Bulgaria and Romania projected to have the dirtiest power systems in 2030

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Selling, burning coal tailings responsible for boost in air pollution in Serbia

10 November 2020 - Petnica Science Center's manager attributed the excessive air pollution in Serbia to the use of coal refuse or fake coal for heating

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Ugljevik coal power plant in BiH connects desulfurization unit

29 October 2020 - Regular desulfurization finally started in the thermal power plant in Ugljevik. Contractor Mitsubishi Power received a similar order from Serbia.

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Update: Site for Tuzla 7 coal project ready as Energy Community hints at sanctions

28 October 2020 - Chinese firms are building a coal plant in Tuzla, but BiH is facing sanctions in the Energy Community over state aid.

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IEA: Solar PV is to become “king” of power supply in decade ahead

15 October 2020 - Solar PV appears set for massive expansion, with a projected average growth rate at 13%...

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Platform Initiative launched to support clean energy transition in coal regions in Western Balkans and Ukraine

13 October 2020 - The Energy Community Secretariat has announced the launch of a Platform Initiative to support the...

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Public debate on new coal-fired power plant Kolubara B halted

16 September 2020 - After an hour of heated debate, the public hearing on the draft spatial plan and...

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