Report: How to Make the Western Balkans More Sustainable

Krnovo wind power plant in Montenegro (Image: EBRD)Krnovo wind power plant in Montenegro (Image: EBRD)
Among the 10 most polluting coal power plants in Europe, seven are in the Western Balkans, making the inhabitants suffer from high levels of air pollution

Official Press Release EBRD:

Kicking the coal habit in the Western Balkans

A new report on how the Western Balkans electricity mix can be made sustainable was published today

Among European capitals, Skopje in FYR Macedonia remains one of the lesser-known cities. Strenuous efforts to raise the city’s profile yielded fruit when the Lonely Planet travel guide recently recognised Skopje as “a quirky cocktail of styles”. A less-desired distinction was awarded to the city now when the World Health Organization listed Skopje as “the most polluted capital in Europe”. This serves as a stark warning beyond the country: the entire Western Balkans region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia) suffers from high levels of air pollution caused by its dependence on... ... More: Official Press Release EBRD

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