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Ellen Frank-Lajqi. Decan and Peja Rivers. Kosovo.

Ellen Frank-Lajqi hiking in the Rugova Valley, Kosovo. Photo courtesy Environmentally Responsible Action (ERA) group If you want to know what a buried rive...

 11/04/2021

Kosovo Supreme Court: Controversial KELAG power plants must be taken off the grid

The Belaja power plant is one of the three KELKOS hydropower plants that must be taken off the grid pending final legal clarification. © Ulrich Eichelman...

 10/18/2021

Another slap in the face for Kelag in Kosovo

The two hydropower plants of Kelag (Kelkos) in the Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park in Kosovo must be taken off the grid again. This is the decision of a court i...

 12/12/2020

The devastating business of the Kelag in the Balkans

The Austrian Kelag (Kärntner Elektrizitäts Aktiengesellschaft) likes to present itself as a modern company with the highest environmental and social standards. ...

 12/03/2020

Austrian Kelag forced to take three hydropower plants in Kosovo off the power grid

In Kosovo, Kelag had to take the three hydropower plants Deçani, Belaja, Lumbardhi II, operated by its subsidiary KELKOS, from the grid! All three plants are lo...

 10/15/2020

Wave of protest against Balkan dam building frenzy

++ First ever international Action Weeks for Balkan Rivers ++ People took to the streets in many countries of the Balkan region ++ They protested against the de...

 07/16/2019

The source of the Sana must be proclaimed as Monument of Nature

Once again, Blue Heart partner Center for Environment and the entire Coalition for the River Sana gathered at the source of the river and protested ag...

 06/11/2018

International banks fuelling a hydropower tsunami that’s decimating pristine Balkan rivers – study

+++ Multilateral development banks have supported no fewer than 82 hydropower projects across southeast Europe, including in protected areas, according to a stu...

 03/16/2018

The Beginning of the End of the Sana River

Despite all opposition, the hydropower project Medna on the Sana river in Bosnia and Herzegovina is about to be opened. This marks the beginning of the end of t...

 03/13/2018

New report: Hydropower Tsunami in the Balkans

Read about this also in The Guardian article Balkan hydropower projects soar by 300% putting wildlife at risk, research shows   ++ Dam tsuna...

 11/24/2017

Kelag: crime against Huchen river Sana

For seven years now, Blue Heart partner Center for Environment and the entire Coalition for Sana are gathering at the sources of Sana River in order t...

 07/03/2017

Protest against KELAG dam construction on Huchen river

Joint press release by Riverwatch, EuroNatur and the Center for Environment   ++ Day 8 of the Balkan Rivers Tour: 200 people protest against the dam ...

 04/22/2016

Energy provider Verbund AG: Too much electricity in Europe – not the time for new hydropower plants

Europe’s biggest hydropower corporation – the Austrian Verbund AG – is complaining about too much electricity on the European market. Particularly win...

 03/10/2016

New Bankwatch study: European “green energy” funding for hydropower threatens pristine Balkan rivers

Joint press release by CEE Bankwatch Network, EuroNatur and Riverwatch   Radolfzell, Vienna, Prague, December 11, 2015. A wave of hydropower developm...

 12/11/2015

Kelag destroys in Bosnia-Herzegovina one of the last habitats for the Huchen in Europe

Joint press release by Riverwatch, EuroNatur, Center for Environment and Koalicija za Sanu   ++The Austrian-German energy company is constructing a h...

 11/27/2015
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