31 August 2021 - At this year's Fifth Split International Energy Forum one of the panels was dedicated to energy democracy, a new concept that connects the energy transition with democracy and citizen's participation.
25 August 2021 - Citizens protested throughout Bulgaria against the government's proposal to scrap the ban on the construction of hydropower plants in protected areas
12 July 2021 - Serbia's Ministry of Mining and Energy filed criminal charges against the ex-environment minister and the Director of the Institute for Nature Conservation
29 June 2021 - The first photovoltaic system in a rural area in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been installed thanks to an online crowdfunding campaign.
29 June 2021 - Small hydropower plant owner KelKos launched defamation lawsuits against Shpresa Loshaj and Adriatik Gacaferi to intimidate and silence them, Amnesty International claims
08 June 2021 - Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said most concession contracts for small hydropower plants in North Macedonia would be annulled regardless of possible litigation
26 April 2021 - Save the Blue Heart of Europe is promoting a legal toolkit to help activists and civil society organizations protect rivers from hydropower development.
12 April 2021 - Thousands of protesters from all over Serbia and the region came to the Ecological Uprising, demanding protection for the environment and public health
06 April 2021 - The protest is organized by the Defend the Rivers of Mt. Stara Planina movement and backed by a total of 45 organizations.
05 April 2021 - Ahead of the election in Albania, Prime Minister Edi Rama said no hydropower units would be allowed on the Vjosa and that it was declared a protected area
08 March 2021 - Fixed tariffs for green energy are obsolete and the obsession with coal can push BiH deeper into the past, says Janez Kopač from the Energy Community
08 March 2021 - Defend the Rivers of Mt. Stara Planina movement has announced a protest called Ecological Pressure.