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1 Clean energy for Montenegro Anti-Coal Campaign TPP Pljevlja I and II

2 Background  City of Pljevlja is industrial center that is located in north region of Montenegro, with the biggest pollution in country.  The sector which contributes greatly to the poor state of the environment is coal thermo power plant Pljevlja I.  Beside that alarming situation, Montenegrin Ministry of Economy is developing the project of construction of TPP Pljevlja II

3 Campaign  March 2013  Aim is to stop constructing of TPP Pljevlja II with public pressures on decision makers.  Campaign is developed with different activities on local, national and international level  It is focused on the negative effects on health, environment and economy not only on the citizens of Pljevlja but on entire population of Montenegro.

4 Tender  April 2013  Basic technical parameters of block 2: - Power 220 MW, Efficiency 40%, solved problem of Pljevlja toplification  9 offers from China and Europe  3 selected : Power China, China Machinery and Skoda Praha ( April 2014)  Chosen offer ? Ongoing

5 Campaign  Firstly, our work was focused on the preparation of the Study on health impact of thermo power plant Pljevlja I and predictions for Pljevlja II  Study on economic impact (The development of energy complex Pljevlja) which offers not only statistic data, but also alternative solutions for energy production in Pljevlja  Results and recommendations from these two studies will be our strong arguments in further campaign.

6 Campaign  We took part in public hearings in Pljevlja and Podgorica on Energy Development Strategy 2030 which includes construction of TPP Pljevlja II and send our official comments on it to the Ministry of Economy.

7 Campaign  In cooperation with Bankwatch we developed an analysis of environmental standards of the preliminary offers for construction of TPP Pljevlja II and their compliance with EU Directives  We continued our cooperation with Bankwatch by preparing and disseminating an official letter for all potential investors that have sent preliminary offers for construction of TPP Pljevlja II, in which we explained all possible negative consequences from eventual construction of new TPP in Pljevlja  Green Home disseminated briefing on the Decision of the Energy Community Ministerial Council D/2013/06/MC-EnC adopted on 24 th October 2013, prepared by Frank Bold and CEE Bankwatch Network to all relevant institutions in Montenegro.

8 Campaign- Cooperation with NGOs from Montenegro  Green Home and MANS have sent official request to the Ministry of Economy to be recognized as a legal interested party in project of construction of new TPP (December 2013)  We established communication with few local NGOs from Pljevlja in order to examine possibilities for activities and actions in Pljevlja and to hear their attitude and generally public opinion about construction of new TPP in their town and their involvement in our campaign.  Platform for cooperation in campaign against construction of second block of TPP Pljevlja, which was signed by 9 NGOs

9 Campaign  Together with our visiting guests from Bankwatch and Friends of the Earth US, we visited existing TPP Pljevlja I, coal mine Pljevlja and all other environmental hot spots in Pljevlja  We talked to citizens who are directly affected by these hot spots and made plans for our common future activities.  NGO Breznica, as result of this visit, started a lawsuit against TPP Pljevlja I, coal mine Pljevlja and Government of Montenegro for environmental (air) pollution in Pljevlja.

10  Street performances in Podgorica and Pljevlja – Cough4Coal  NGO Breznica – protests against EPCG in front of TPP, locked the gates of TPP with chinese locker  Animated educational video on the subject of energy from coal (  Environmental film about polution in Pljevlja, NGO ‘Da zaživi selo’

11  Round table which included the participation of representatives of all relevant institutions at local and national level with aim to present two studies: - Energy complex of Pljevlja - Sustainable Energy in Montenegro and environmental film ‘Pljevlja degradated city’

12 Campaign  Study on health impact of thermo power plant Pljevlja  First part: Impact of existing TPP on health of citizens of Pljevlja  Second part: Impact assessment of a new block on citizens health

13 Ongoing activities  Still waiting for final decision regarding selection of investor  Folowing and participating in whole procedure and public hearings on EIA, SEA, permits and spatial plans  Raising awareness: Street actions, leafleats, brochures, posters, bilboards etc. on infroming citizens about consequences of building new TPP

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