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The World Bank’s Bad Energy-Policy Call in Kosovo

The World Bank’s Bad Energy-Policy Call in Kosovo

The Wrong Move at the Wrong Time for a Small Country in Eastern Europe

We’ve just published a study concluding that the proposed coal-fired New Kosovo Power Plant—if it’s built—would increase electricity prices by as much as 50 percent in Kosovo and damage the economy of the small country. The study, “The Proposed New Kosovo Power Plant: An Unnecessary Burden at an Unreasonable Price,” ( also see Albanian version) urges the […]

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On the Blogs: Dakota Access Example Highlights High Cost of Populist Opposition to More Pipelines

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The World Bank’s Errant Investment in Kosovo Coal-Fired Project

Karl Mathiesen for The Guardian: A 2011 World Bank report concluded that Kosovo’s growing energy demand could only be fulfilled cost-effectively by new coal. The country is bypassed by the great gas pipelines that flow into Europe from Azerbaijan, Russia and north Africa. Critics from Kosid, a local civil society alliance, have attacked the report […]

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Obstacles to Building Renewable Power in Kosovo Are Political, Not Technical

The Government of Kosovo, World Bank and Obama Administration Are Using Misleading Information to Attack Renewable Energy Potential; New Projects are Behind Schedule

Proponents of building a new coal-fired power plant in Kosovo have argued that the plant is needed because Kosovo has very limited ability to support a significant build out of wind and solar power resources. But a closer look at the situation shows that the obstacles to renewable energy development in Kosovo are more political […]

Renewables Would Be a Far Cheaper Way to Power Kosovo Than What the World Bank Wants to Do
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Renewables Would Be a Far Cheaper Way to Power Kosovo Than What the World Bank Wants to Do

Research Shows Little Justification for a New Coal-Fired Project

A preponderance of evidence supports our view that renewable energy would be cheaper and cleaner than the proposed coal-fired New Kosovo Power Plant. Research we’ve looked at (including by Lazard, Agora Energiewinde, and the International Renewable Energy Agency) covers energy markets in well over 20 nations and makes clear that the cost of electricity generated […]

Shame on the World Bank for Supporting an Absurdly Expensive Coal-Fired Electricity Project in Kosovo

Financing a Project That Makes Struggling Households Worse Off

The lignite-fired New Kosovo Power Plant project has been under development for more than a decade, yet there is still an astonishing lack of official information about it. What little detail has emerged now and again has changed from year to year, even while the bid-invitation procedure has been going on. The mines and rehabilitation […]

January 22, 2016 Read More →
The World Bank’s Bad Energy-Policy Call in Kosovo
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The World Bank’s Bad Energy-Policy Call in Kosovo

The Wrong Move at the Wrong Time for a Small Country in Eastern Europe

We’ve just published a study concluding that the proposed coal-fired New Kosovo Power Plant—if it’s built—would increase electricity prices by as much as 50 percent in Kosovo and damage the economy of the small country. The study, “The Proposed New Kosovo Power Plant: An Unnecessary Burden at an Unreasonable Price,” ( also see Albanian version) urges the […]

Report Questions World Bank and U.S. Involvement in East Europe Coal-Fired Electricity Project

Proposed New Kosovo Power Plant Would Hurt Households in Every Income Group and Cripple a Fragile Economy; Construction Costs Would Vastly Exceed Official Estimate; Red Flags on Financing; U.S. Involvement Signifies Retreat from Climate Pledge

CLEVELAND, Jan 11, 2016 (IEEFA) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a study concluding that the proposed coal-fired New Kosovo Power Plant would likely drive up electricity prices by 50 percent in Kosovo and damage the economy of the small country. The study, “The Proposed New Kosovo Power Plant: An […]

January 10, 2016 Read More →