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This website has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Zelena akcija – FoE Croatia and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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Ana Colovic Lesoska awarded the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for Europe!

Ana Colovic Lesoska, Executive Director of Ekosvest, Bankwatch’s and SEENET's member group in Macedonia, has led a multi-year campaign to cut off international funding for two large hydropower plants planned for inside the Mavrovo National Park – Macedonia’s oldest and largest national park – thereby protecting the habitat of the nearly-extinct Balkan lynx.
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Wind park Mesihovina: Clean vs dirty energy

First wind park Mesihovina is opened in March 2018. It is located in the village of Gornji Brišnik, Tomislavgrad.
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Kruščica celebrates a big victory! The cantonal court cancelled permits for two planned hydropower plants

The inhabitants of the Bosnia and Herzegovina village of Kruščica have succeeded with their lawsuits against two planned hydropower plants. The cantonal court of Novi Travnik upheld their objections against construction and urban permits. The locals have been actively protesting against the hydro power plants for almost 16 months, drawing the attention of European media. The controversial projects would bring significant damage to the surrounding natural environment and the source of drinking water.
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When citizens decide: “NO” to Thermo Power Plant Kamengrad!

The Sanski Most citizens and the Municipal Council of this city resolutely opposed the construction of the Thermal Power Plant “Kamengrad” in the area of this municipality.
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Small hydropower plants cause Bosnia-Herzegovina more than EUR 2 million in losses annually

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s current system of concession fees and incentives for small hydropower plants is economically unjustified and is socially harmful, as it produces direct social and financial losses of more than BAM 4 million (EUR 2 million), concludes a new analysis by mr. sc. Damir Miljević and commissioned by the Center for Environment.
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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).