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New report: Costly hydropower subsidies wreak environmental havoc in Albania

Disproportionate public subsidies for small hydropower in the Western Balkans have resulted in widespread environmental damage, finds a new study released today by CEE Bankwatch Network. Even though it is changing its incentives system, Albania is still paying the most in the region to small hydropower producers, shows the report. Fuelled by generous state-sponsored feed-in tariffs, […]

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Over 120,000 people ask development banks to save the blue heart of Europe by not investing in hydropower plants in the Balkans

London, Prague, Radolfzell, Vienna, 21 June 2018 – Yesterday, representatives of the Save Europe’s Blue Heart campaign delivered a petition signed by more than 120,000 people to senior executives at the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in London. The petition, which was opened for signature in April 2018, calls on […]

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New Bankwatch study: European-financed small hydropower plants destroy Albania’s landscapes

++ Two European-financed hydropower projects are causing significant damage to nature and people’s livelihoods, finds a new study by CEE Bankwatch Network released today. December 20th, 2017. Prague, Tirana. A field visits to the Rrapuni and Tërnovë hydropower plants in June 2017 showed that there is an almost complete lack of implementation of the monitoring by the […]