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The primary objective of the Energy programme is active promotion of transition to sustainable community (or communal) energy in Croatia.

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Plomin 1 coal plant must not be resurrected

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The Plomin 1 coal plant, on Croatia’s Istrian coast, is already 50 years old. In 2017 it closed due to a fire. Yet, the Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy looks set to allow Plomin 1’s owner, HEP, to bring it back from the dead without even an environmental impact assessment.
13.02.19. 10:14
Energy

HEP must shut down Plomin 1 and focus on renewables

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After a big fire in the termal power plant (TPP) Plomin which occured on May 29th 2017, information emerged that, due to the damage caused by the fire, it is questionable whether TPP Plomin 1 will ever be operational again. Green Action demands that any attempt to restart the work of Plomin 1 is abandoned, that all information on pollution as a result of the fire is disclosed, and that the citizens get reparations for any damages they have suffered.
31.05.17. 15:19
Energy

Appeal from Dubrovnik: New oil platforms threaten the Adriatic

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A press conference was held in Dubrovnik today for the international tour of the Italian ship Goletta Verde, organised by One Adriatic, a network of environmental organisations fighting for an oil-free Adriatic.
13.09.16. 11:11
Energy

We stopped the harmful coal project 'Plomin C'!

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After five years of campaigning against the construction of the harmful coal power plant 'Plomin C', we achieved a big victory! The Minister of Economy, Tomislav Panenić, has stated that the realisation of this project has been canceled. We are sure that after convincing arguments against the construction and the circumstances that occurred, the Government had no other choice but to stop 'Plomin C'.
15.06.16. 17:58
Energy

Representative of the Green forum ('Zeleni forum') a moderator on the biggest energy conference in the EU

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A longtime environmental activist Toni Vidan, member of the European economic and social committee (EGSO), participated today in Bruxelles as a moderator on the panel ''Energy Union: local leadership driving the transition''
15.06.16. 17:33
Energy

The coalition 'One Adria' supported the referendum in Italy against the drilling in the Adriatic Sea.

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After the Italian government banned any new oil and gas platforms at a distance of 12 miles of the coastline, islands and protected areas in the sea, Italian citizens will be deciding this Sunday, April 17 on a referendum whether to remove all existing platforms within the specified distance with the expiry of their concessions.
13.04.16. 13:38
Energy

Balkan protests show need for more EU action on air pollution – new analyses

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Skopje, Pljevlja, Tuzla and other cities across the Western Balkans in December to demand action on chronic air pollution plaguing their communities. A new briefing paper shows that to a large degree these recurring smog incidents are the result of national authorities' protracted inaction. Yet, air quality could be dramatically improved if two EU directives are transposed into the Energy Community Treaty, according to two legal analyses also released today.
01.03.16. 15:36
Energy

International action in Plomin: activists called on the Croatian Government to give up on coal import and the construction of "Plomin C"

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On February 17th, activists formed a human chain in front of the coal power plant in Plomin in Croatia and hanged a banner saying: "The price of coal? Our lives".
19.02.16. 15:38
Energy

Secular Franciscan Order and S.O.S. Adriatic against oil drilling!

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The Franciscan Secular Order and the S.O.S. Adriatic coalition held a joint press conference on June 19th 2015 in Zagreb where they presented the conclusions of the encyclical in which Pope Francis calls for urgent action to combat climate change, and sent a message to the Croatian Government to withdraw from the harmful project of exploration and exploitation of oil in the Adriatic Sea.
19.06.15. 11:14
Energy

World's biggest environmental organisations support the S.O.S. Adriatic campaign

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Today (15th May 2015) the S.O.S. Adriatic coalition held a press conference in Opatija, Croatia, where Greenpeace International, Friends of the Earth International and the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice gave support to the campaign against exploration and exploitation of oil in the Adriatic Sea.
13.05.15. 18:18
Energy

“S.O.S. Adriatic” calls on OMV to withdraw from signing a contract that will harm the Adriatic

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Activists of the Coalition S.O.S. Adriatic, together with their Austrian partners Global2000, today held a protest performance and a press conference outside of the headquarters of the oil company OMV in Vienna.
31.03.15. 13:24
Energy

Proposal on Safety in Offshore Research Act: A Drilling of Common Sense!

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The organizations gathered in the coalition S.O.S. Adriatic demand the withdrawal of the proposed Safety in Offshore Research and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons Act, which represents a clear and crude distortion of the EU Directive.
13.03.15. 14:05
Energy

NGOs demand transparency in negotiations over Plomin C coal project in Croatia

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Croatian electricity company HEP on Monday announced that it had signed an exclusivity agreement to conduct further negotiations with Japan's Marubeni - a company which has been implicated in several corruption scandals.
05.03.15. 14:40
Energy

S.O.S. Adriatic: We request the Government to cancel the contract signing with concessionaires

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The associations gathered in the coalition 'SOS Adriatic' welcome the request from the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the implementation of cross-border consultation on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Also we posses information that the Italian Government had already sent the same request.
26.02.15. 12:56
Energy

TE Plomin C to cause as many as 680 premature deaths over 40 years

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Today (May 03rd 2013) representatives of Greenpeace, Zelena Akcija and Zelena Istra have held a press conference where Greenpeace’s case study on hidden costs of planned coal-fired power plant Plomin C was presented.
03.05.13. 12:32
Energy

Greenpeace ship in action against the thermopower plant "Plomin C"

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Yesterday Greenpeace, in cooperation with the NGOs Zelena akcija, Zelena Istra and Pineta, carried out an action against the construction of the Plomin C coal power plant. At the entrance to Plomin Bay, Greenpeace hung a large banner saying “Stop Plomin C” on its 50 metre ship Arctic Sunrise. In this way, Greenpeace announced its active involvement in the campaign against the implementation of this economically and environmentally harmful project.
16.04.13. 18:22
Energy

Croatian green groups mount legal challenge on "Plomin C" coal power plant

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Zelena Akcija (Friends of the Earth Croatia) and Green Istria, with the support of several local residents, have today submitted a legal appeal against the environmental permit for the Plomin C coal power plant, which was issued on 20 September by the Croatian Ministry for the Protection of the Environment and Nature.
29.10.12. 12:30
Energy

Reject the Plomin C coal power plant

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Green Action activists, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, held a protest performance today at 12 p.m. in front of the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, asking Minister Zmajlović to reject the EIA for the Plomin C coal plant.
28.06.12. 14:13
Energy

Green Action firmly opposed to the coal powe plant Plomin

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Green Action activists, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, held a protest action today at 11 a.m. in front of the Ministry of Construction and Spatial Planning pointing out that the process of Environmental Impact Assessment for the third block of the coal power-plant Plomin has been turned into a farce.
19.06.12. 12:19
Energy

New Government, Fossil Solutions?

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Today, March the 28th at 11 a.m. Green Action activists, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung held a protest action in front of the Croatian Government building on St. Marko’s Square to protest against the new block of the coal power-plant that is to be built in Plomin.
28.03.12. 12:21
Energy