Jul 22, 2016

World Bank backing coal power in Europe

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The Guardian recently reported on the World Bank’s enthusiasm in supporting the Kosovo e re (New Kosovo) coal power plant. The $200 billion project is expected to have a capacity of 600 MW, and would be powered by lignite which is the dirtiest form of coal. This is despite the Bank’s pronouncement to halt financing coal projects except in rare circumstances. Civil society groups in Kosovo, led by the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) have expressed¬†opposition to the Project. They have demanded the Bank and Kosovo government¬†consider renewable alternatives and address first the inefficient distribution network of electricity in the country. Read more¬†here.