Belt & road news: China’s Coal Projects Outside its Borders

As China presses ahead with coal-fired power projects outside its own borders, environmental critics are calling for legal controls. Advocates argued that China’s draft energy law, which has been in the works since 2007, does not do enough to prevent pollution in countries that participate in China’s massive Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) to build… Continue reading Belt & road news: China’s Coal Projects Outside its Borders

Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

In June, EU and China met to iron out their differences, chief among them, as the EU’s Vice-President Josef Borrell put it, the “systemic rivalry” between EU and China. China’s ambassador to the EU, on the other hand, minced his words and assured that there would be no “fundamental difference” between the two. Nevertheless, of all the important… Continue reading Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

The problem with Tuzla 7 coal-fire power station

Key concerns for the Tuzla 7 project There is an ongoing review by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Review Committee into Bosnia and Herzegovina’s refusal of access to justice.2 In 2019, the European Commissioner for Enlargement strongly criticized Bosnia and Herzegovina’s parliament for approving a state guarantee for a loan from China Eximbank.3This guarantee would contravene… Continue reading The problem with Tuzla 7 coal-fire power station