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Foto: HEC-i “Rrapuni 3 & 4” në Shqipëri than tërësisht 4.5 km të shtratit të lumit poshtë digës, Qershor 2017. © Petr Hlobil

New Bankwatch study: European-financed small hydropower plants destroy Albania’s landscapes

++ Two European-financed hydropower projects are causing significant damage to nature and people’s livelihoods, finds a new study by CEE Bankwatch Network released today. December 20th, 2017. Prague, Tirana. A field visits to the Rrapuni and Tërnovë hydropower plants in ...
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The Vjosa gets support from the Confederation of Albanian industries © Gernot Kunz

Albanian industrial confederation demands halt of dam plans on Vjosa River

The opposition against the projected hydropower plants on the Vjosa River is receiving further support. In an open letter to the country´s Minister of Energy and Industry, the Confederation of Albanian industries is calling for a moratorium on the construction ...
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At the meeting of the Standing Committee, Council of Europe Strasbourg: Ana Colovic-Lesoska (Eco-sense) presents the Mavrovo case © Aleksandra Bujaroska

Bern Convention: Macedonian government is urged to halt construction of hydropower plants in national park

Plans for 17 hydropower plants throughout Macedonia’s Mavrovo National Park must be immediately suspended, so the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention ruled at its annual meeting on December, 5-8. The Standing Committee emphasizes its special concerns with regard to ...
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The updated map of the HPP-s in the Balkan Rivers © Fluvius

New hydropower report: Dam tsunami in the Balkans is speeding up

++ 2800 planned HPPs, 187 under construction and more than 1000 inside Protected Areas++  Vienna, Radolfzell, Tirana 30.11.2017. A new data set makes the extent of the threat to the Blue Heart of Europe visible: the dam tsunami has ...
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Two new animal species discovered in the area of projected dam on Vjosa

++ International research team finds 132 animal species in only one week, including a new fish and stonefly species ++ Sediment transport could grind electricity generation of the projected hydropower plant Poçem to a halt within 25-30 years ++   ...
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Der Spiegel: The last blue wonder of Europe

The German newspaper "Der Spiegel" gives to Vjosa again an important space among other news. Now it is focused at the scientists engagement to study the biodiversity of the Vjosa and to give scientific arguments against the HPP developments in ...
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