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European Investment Bank confirms plans to finance Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

On February 2, during the annual meeting between civil society and the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) Board of Directors, the EIB revealed that the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) was among its priority projects for 2015 in the Balkans.[*] By Kuba Gogolewski, MENA project coordinator, crossposted from Bankwatch website The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, planned to stretch from Greece […]

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Pipe Dreams: Why the Southern Gas Corridor will not reduce EU dependency on Russia

Brussels – The Southern Gas Corridor*, the EU’s new pet energy project, is not only unnecessary in light of gas demand projections, but also seems likely to fall short on the much flaunted goal of bringing energy independence from Russia, according to a new NGO study “Pipe Dreams”* published today. According to calculations included in […]

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Energy security for Europe or profit for Lukoil?

Despite the Russian invasion in Ukraine leading to EU and US sanctions against Moscow and major Russian energy companies, public banks supported by EU countries are just gearing up to offer a one billion dollar loan to Russian company Lukoil for gas extraction in Azerbaijan. By Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath EBRD campaign coordinator Half a billion dollars […]

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The Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline – another ‘Blair rich project’

From Bankwatch Mail The hiring of former British prime minister Tony Blair to advise a BP-led consortium pushing forward with plans to pump Caspian gas from Azerbaijan to Europe has bumped the ‘Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline’ (ECMP) into western media coverage and lead to criticism of yet another unsavoury Blair consultancy. While the gas pipeline infrastructure […]

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Reacció a l’informe 9 del Consell Assessor per a la Transició Nacional. “L’abastament d’energia”

El Consell Assessor per a la Transició Nacional de la Generalitat de Catalunya va publicar la setmana passada un document amb títol “l’abastament d’aigua i energia” que constitueix el novè informe sobre diferents temàtiques encarregades al Consell. Aquest informe hauria de ser de transició, és a dir, hauria de passar des de la situació actual […]

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Streamlining environmental assessment procedures for Projects of Common Interest (PCIs)

This briefing outlines the environmental legislation related to investments that have been designated as Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). Through this briefing we explain for a range of stakeholders – namely civil society organizations (CSOs), local municipalities and national authorities – what are the PCIs and why these audiences should ensure that these projects do […]

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