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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

Economics, EU membership ambitions point to renewables as best path for country’s future electricity needs

October 29, 2020 (IEEFA) — Strong performance by Kosovo’s first large-scale wind and solar farms show the coal-dominated, Western Balkan country can exploit falling renewables costs and green lending appetite to align better with a low-carbon European transition and reduce losses from stranded fossil fuel assets. According to a new report by the Institute for […]

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Ekonomia, ambiciet për anëtarësim në BE drejtojnë nga burimet e ripërtëritshme si rruga më e mirë për nevojat e ardhshme të energjisë për vendin.

29 tetor 2020 (IEEFA) – Performanca e mirë nga fermat e para të erës dhe diellit në shkallë të gjerë në Kosovë tregon se vendi i Ballkanit Perëndimor i dominuar nga qymyri mund të shfrytëzojë rënien e kostove të ripërtëritshme dhe gatshmërinë për kredi të gjelbëra për tu lidhur më mirë me një tranzicion evropian […]

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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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past
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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

Economics, EU membership ambitions point to renewables as best path for country’s future electricity needs

October 29, 2020 (IEEFA) — Strong performance by Kosovo’s first large-scale wind and solar farms show the coal-dominated, Western Balkan country can exploit falling renewables costs and green lending appetite to align better with a low-carbon European transition and reduce losses from stranded fossil fuel assets. According to a new report by the Institute for […]

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr
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Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Ekonomia, ambiciet për anëtarësim në BE drejtojnë nga burimet e ripërtëritshme si rruga më e mirë për nevojat e ardhshme të energjisë për vendin.

29 tetor 2020 (IEEFA) – Performanca e mirë nga fermat e para të erës dhe diellit në shkallë të gjerë në Kosovë tregon se vendi i Ballkanit Perëndimor i dominuar nga qymyri mund të shfrytëzojë rënien e kostove të ripërtëritshme dhe gatshmërinë për kredi të gjelbëra për tu lidhur më mirë me një tranzicion evropian […]

New transmission link to speed South Australia’s transition to 100% renewable energy

Renew Economy:   South Australia’s plans to reach net 100 per cent renewables within a decade, and help provide renewable power to NSW to offset the closure of its coal plants have received a major boost after the Australian Energy Regulator green-lighted the business case for a major new transmission line linking the two states. […]

January 27, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: World Bank says renewable energy, efficiency are Kosovo’s least-cost electricity options

IEEFA Europe: World Bank says renewable energy, efficiency are Kosovo’s least-cost electricity options

Report undercuts push for investing in expensive new coal plant

The Balkan republic of Kosovo can meet its future electricity needs at least cost by scaling up its renewable energy resources, investing in energy efficiency and cleaning up the country’s existing coal generation, according to an unpublished World Bank study, which reveals why the bank last year withdrew support for a new coal-fired power plant. […]

December 3, 2019 Read More →

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

From SmarterShift.com: In the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ blockbuster decision last week to deny a final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, conventional fossil industry wisdom held that the incoming Trump administration would reverse the decision at its earliest opportunity. But a flurry of analysis over the last week suggests […]

December 12, 2016 Read More →

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 […]

July 20, 2016 Read More →
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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 […]