South east Europe's leaders urged to ditch oil, lignite and grasp renewables

Author: CEE Bankwatch, Published on: 10 December 2008

...[N]on-governmental organisations from six south east European countries…called on regional decision-makers to stop using the Energy Community of South East Europe…process as a vehicle to promote climate-damaging oil and lignite projects…[T]he groups have urged regional governments not to rubber stamp a…list of 19 priority energy generation projects for the region…as not one involves renewable energy and several are expected to have serious impacts on air quality, climate and biodiversity…Three major oil pipelines are planned to cross south east Europe in the coming years – the Pan European Oil Pipeline, the Albania-Macedonia-Bulgaria Oil pipeline…and the Bourgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline…[A]ll three are expected to cause serious environmental damage…

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