BIRN and KOSID have won their legal battle with the Ministry of Infrastructure regarding the permission it gave Contour Global company to build the third coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.
The energy crisis has prompted Kosovo’s Energy Corporation to sell and even give away coal – despite concerns about the likely impact on people’s health.
Though air pollution results in more and more deaths, Kosovars continue to illegally excavate, sell, and burn coal.
A group of international and Kosovo-based NGOs have expressed support for the World Bank’s shift towards a more ‘comprehensive approach to energy sector development’ in Kosovo.
The maximum price per megawatt produced by the Kosova e Re power plant will be set at 80 euros, which would be 52 euros higher than the current cost of electricity.