Ashnak “green” village: How the EU is supporting Armenians to switch to renewable energy

Ashnak “green” village: How the EU is supporting Armenians to switch to renewable energy

12 February 2018
Heating is still one of the unsolved problems of Armenia. Some communities, especially in remote regions, do not have a gas supply. Moreover, even when they do, people avoid using gas because of the high price, which is not affordable for the majority of the population. The Armenian mountains make…
EU4Energy: Promoting capacity and expertise in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia

EU4Energy: Promoting capacity and expertise in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia

29 January 2018
Quality data and statistics are key to developing effective energy policies, as are knowledge sharing and dialogue. With funding from the European Union the International Energy Agency (IEA), a Paris-based intergovernmental organisation, is equipping governments in the Eastern Partner countries and…
EU4Energy: Strengthening the legal framework in energy in the Eastern Partnership

EU4Energy: Strengthening the legal framework in energy in the Eastern Partnership

26 January 2018
A robust legislative and regulatory framework is vital for the development of a sustainable energy sector. With funding from the European Union, the Energy Charter Secretariat is bringing recommendations and best practice to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. The work is part of the EU4Energy…
EU4Energy: Helping to put energy policy into practice

EU4Energy: Helping to put energy policy into practice

24 January 2018
A robust legislative and regulatory framework is vital for a competitive energy sector capable of attracting investment. The Energy Community Treaty extends key EU energy and energy-related legislation to its Contracting Parties, based on a legally binding framework. Thus, through the EU4Energy…
Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

13 December 2017
The European Union supports small Ukrainian towns to decrease their CO2 emissions, improve living conditions for their citizens, and substantially save public funds which can then be re-invested for the benefit of all. But how does it do this? Zhmerynka, a small town of 35,000 population in…
How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

08 December 2017
Over the course of many years, the EU has been supporting Ukraine on its path towards energy efficiency. Ukraine's economy depends heavily on imported energy resources. Yet, at the same time the level of energy consumption is three to five times higher than in other countries with a similar climate…
How to do more with less – Georgia taking steps towards a Green Economy

How to do more with less – Georgia taking steps towards a Green Economy

11 October 2017
How does a small business owner make a long-term business development plan work when the immediate concern is survival? This is the kind of question that small business owners in Georgia often ask themselves. So, what is the least a businessman can do in such a situation? Efficient use of energy…
Mayors on the march: how cities are driving energy efficiency in Belarus

Mayors on the march: how cities are driving energy efficiency in Belarus

06 September 2017
Belarusian cities are trying to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. But how are they doing this, and most importantly, why?
Moldova working towards energy efficiency with EU support: a win-win for all involved

Moldova working towards energy efficiency with EU support: a win-win for all involved

28 August 2017
Today, achieving low energy consumption levels is no longer a difficult challenge for the Republic of Moldova. With the assistance of funds from the European Union, alternative energy sources are taking the place of traditional ones, contributing to a decline in energy losses, and to the country’s…
With EU support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

With EU support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

19 July 2017
In June this year, 30 Ukrainian cities simultaneously became signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative designed to make cities and towns more energy efficient.