World Bank will not support new coal power plant in Kosovo

11/10/2018 09:03 Coal

news

President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim confirmed that the international organization will not support a coal power plant in Kosovo.

The Kosovo government stated in 2015 that the Ministry of Economic Development reached an agreement with the World Bank and US company Contour Global that would pave the way to a contract for building the plant.

 

In 2016, the World Bank told BIRN that they would only support the project after all relevant environmental, social, and technical analyses were conducted, and after consultations with the public and other shareholders.

 

After the Kosovo government signed a 1.3 billion euro-worth contract with Contour Global, the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development, KOSID, said that “the project would undermine Kosovo’s European future,” and that the government should work on developing efficient energy in Kosovo.

 

 

Due to the high cost of its construction, if the plant were to be built, Kosovo citizens would have to pay 50 per cent more for their energy bills, and that there would be a significant impact on the environment due to the burning of lignite as fuel.

 

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said earlier this year that the plant had to be built despite environmental dangers, in order to produce energy locally.

Source: prishtinainsight.com

BP discovers another giant gas field in the Caspian

11/01/2019 09:34:00

BP and its partners just spent $28 billion bringing a giant natural gas project in Azerbaijan online, and that may only be the start.

<READ MORE

Acciona completes installation of PV panels at 404MW solar plant in Mexico

11/01/2019 09:28:00

Acciona EnergĂ­a has completed installation of solar panels at the 404.57MW Puerto Libertad plant located in the Sonora desert in Mexico.

READ MORE

Aker energy strikes oil offshore Ghana

11/01/2019 09:23:00

Norwegian oil company Aker Energy announced Thursday that it has struck oil offshore Ghana with a resource volume potential of up to 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, according to a company statement.

READ MORE