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Valbona - National Park or Energetic Park?

The queen of Albanian alps, Valbona river, is under a big threat. In spite of the fact that Valbona is a National Park in which it is nominally forbidden to construct hydro power, 2 HPPs are being constructed. The courts have decided to suspend the construction, but the company does not even respect the court decision. The civil society is fighting to save Valbona and let the river flow free.
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Protest against the construction of dams on Shushica river held in Brataj, Albania

While a photovoltaic park that will produce electricity directly from the sun is supposed to be built in Vlora, others are still running on already obsolete and primitive energy production methods, with dams, concrete, destruction of nature, damage to riverbeds, resulting in floods, but also droughts affecting locals' lands and cattle, especially with global warming becoming ever more threatening.
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The 2035 Bosnia and Herzegovina Energy strategy national framework is just the energy lobby‘s wish list without a clear vision

The 2035 Bosnia and Herzegovina Energy strategy national framework was proposed for approval at the 1st of August Council of ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina‘s 151st session. While this framework is presented to the public as the national energy strategy, actually it is just a whish list of a goverment and an energy lobby who do not want to change even for the benefit of whole country‘s development
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Clean energy for Albanian schools!

To promote SDG No 7 objective, SEEP organization through the project "The Proper Aproach", together with Vlora's industrial high school students built a solar panel powered “water well".
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International meeting of hydro and coal campaigners held on Šolta island

From July 16th to 19th 2018 an international meeting of anti-hydro and anti-coal activists was held in Solar Academy on Šolta island, Croatia, organized by Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia. It gathered more than 30 participants from 21 organisations and 10 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Serbia and Slovenia).
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Freedom to the rivers!

Last minute to save the rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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No new dams, protect the rivers!

No new dams, protect the rivers, said activists from 14 countries (Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Austria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine), and 24 organisations that gathered at the island of Šolta, Croatia, in the Solar Academy educational centre of Zelena akcija – Friends of the Earth Croatia, from 8th to 13th July.
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EBRD cancels the construction of HPP in Mavrovo park

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) cancelled the construction of Boškov most hydropower plant in the Mavrovo national park in Macedonia. The value of the project, announced in 2011., was EUR 84 million. The ecological organization Eko-svest together with  experts, ecologists and activists were committed from the very beginning to opposing the hydropower […]
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On the Road to Change – SEENET’s Position on Energy Transition in the SEE region

This position paper has been produced on behalf of SEENET: The South East Europe Environmental CSO network on natural resources, energy and transport. It is part of the “Advocacy NGOs Networks for Sustainable Use of Energy and Natural Resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey, ETNAR” project. The aim of the paper is to provide […]
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New edition of Legal Instruments for the Environmental Protection

This publication has been created as a part of the project “Advocacy NGOs Networks for Sustainable Use of Energy and Natural Resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR”. The main purpose of this publication is to help non-governmental organizations from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo in environmental […]