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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints
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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints

TIRANA, October 20 While climate change is the biggest threat to human health, “Albania decided to further reduce its already limited 2021 budget for environment and climate change by more than seven percent to Euro 8.9 million,” EC report says The annual report issued on Tuesday by the European Commission following the adoption of the...

FAO Supports Sustainable Development in Vjosa-Zagori Areas
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FAO Supports Sustainable Development in Vjosa-Zagori Areas

TIRANA, August 20 Differently from the domestic outdated vision for hydropower projects on the Vjosa River, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights the need for sustainable management and development in and around the river of international importance. Given the status of Vjosa as one of the rare remaining natural flow regimes in...

Albania 7th in Europe for Share of Renewable Energy
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Albania 7th in Europe for Share of Renewable Energy

TIRANA, January 23 The share of energy from renewable sources in gross and final consumption in Albania reached 34.9 percent in 2018, thus ranking the country seventh in Europe, Eurostat confirmed on Thursday. Meanwhile, Kosovo ranked 12 with a share of 24.9 percent from renewable energy sources. Yet, the diversification of non-hydro renewable energy sources...

Bern Convention Urges Albanian Govt to Suspend HHP Projects on Vjosa
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Bern Convention Urges Albanian Govt to Suspend HHP Projects on Vjosa

TIRANA, December 11 This article was originally published by balkanriver.net under the headline: Rebuke for Albania: Bern Convention insists on the Albanian government to suspend hydropower projects on Vjosa river The Bern Convention Standing Committee has decided to keep the case against the Albanian government regarding the projected Pocem and Kalivac hydropower plants (HPP) on...

HPPs on Vjosa would Lead to a lose-lose-lose Situation, Scientists Say
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HPPs on Vjosa would Lead to a lose-lose-lose Situation, Scientists Say

TIRANA, July 3 This article was originally published by balkanriver.net under the headline: New Vjosa study: Hardly any Energy, no Sand for the Beach. Sediment study of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) proves serious consequences of the planned power plants on the Vjosa. For over a year, scientists from...

Rafting on Vjosa River- One of the Wonders of Europe
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Rafting on Vjosa River- One of the Wonders of Europe

TIRANA, June 3 Vjosa is a river that is located in the south of Albania and flows into the Adriatic Sea. As is already known, on the Vjosa river, the local and foreign visitors could do rafting, turning Tepelena town in a place with a touristic potential for the passionate of the sports adventure, but...

EP Urges Albanian Govt to Decrease Dependency on HPP Projects
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EP Urges Albanian Govt to Decrease Dependency on HPP Projects

TIRANA, December 11 The European Parliament resolution on Albania calls on authorities to review the strategy on renewable energy. The 39th point of the resolution highlights that the European Parliament expresses deep concern about certain economic projects that have led to grave environmental damage in protected areas, such as large-scale tourist resorts and the hydropower...

Bern Convention Opens Case-file on HPPs on Vjosa River
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Bern Convention Opens Case-file on HPPs on Vjosa River

TIRANA, December 4 The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention that held its 38th meeting in Strasbourg on 27-30 November decided to open a case-file and called on the Albanian authorities to suspend Hydro Power Plant (HPP) projects on Vjosa River. “The Government of Albania: Uses the precautionary approach and suspends both Kalivac and Pocem...

Administrative Court Issues Verdict: No HPPs in Osumi Canyons
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Administrative Court Issues Verdict: No HPPs in Osumi Canyons

TIRANA, July 31 The Administrative Court upheld a verdict in favor of Osumi Canyons. The verdict issued on Monday, July 30 accepted the decision of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy on the annulment of a contract on the construction of two Hydro Power Plants in Osumi Canyons. On its part, the company took the...

Confederation of Albanian Industry against HPPs Construction on Vjosa River
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Confederation of Albanian Industry against HPPs Construction on Vjosa River

TIRANA, November 27 The Confederation of Albanian Industry (Konfindustria) made an official appeal to the Albanian Prime Minister and to other decision making institutions on the interruption of legal proceedings on the construction of energy projects on Vjosa River, including Kalivac Hydro Power Plant (HPP), Monitor Magazine reported. This moratorium is required in order to...