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Ten Ukrainian companies to receive European funding for energy-efficient innovations

19 January 2018
Ten Ukrainian companies have been selected by the Innovative Voucher Program, a joint programme of the European Union and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to develop technologies aiming at increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. The total sum of funding is €…
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Moldova: More than 5,000 people in Hancesti district have access to renewable energy thanks to EU investments

18 January 2018
Schools, kindergartens and local councils in eight villages in the Hancesti district of the Republic of Moldova have switched to biomass heating systems, replacing the use of coal and natural gas. The switch to green energy was made possible thanks to investments through the EU-funded Energy and…
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EU supports Ukrainian cities in the area of energy management and efficiency

15 January 2018
In Ukraine, more than 160 cities have joined the European Union’s ‘Covenant of Mayors East’ (CoM East) initiative, which aims to support local and regional authorities to reduce СО2 emissions by around 30% by 2020 and become more energy efficient. A recently published article quoting energy…
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EU supports local energy efficiency and infrastructure projects in Ukraine

11 January 2018
Ukrainian local authorities can benefit from European Union assistance for implementing infrastructure and energy efficiency projects as part of the Ukraine Municipal Infrastructure Programme (UMIP). With total funding of €400 million, the UMIP provides financing for municipal infrastructure…
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Armenia: EU-supported video shows first solar-powered bus stops in Yerevan

11 January 2018
The European Union has supported the creation of the first solar-powered bus stops in the Armenian capital Yerevan. A video released by the EU Delegation to Armenia shows how citizens can now charge their mobile phones while waiting for a bus in the city. Each solar-powered bus stop can fully…
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EU4Energy: Energy Community to assist Georgia in gas market reform

11 January 2018
On 9 January, the Energy Community Secretariat launched another technical assistance project in Tbilisi, Georgia, under the EU4Energy Governance Project. The project will contribute to opening the gas market, attracting investments and increasing the security of gas supply in Georgia. A new draft…
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Georgia: EU supports modernisation of Enguri hydro power plant

10 January 2018
On 10 January, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced the allocation of a €28 million loan for the modernisation and rehabilitation of the Enguri hydro power plant, the largest electricity supplier in Georgia. An additional €7 million grant was allocated by the European…
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Belarus: EU-funded project gives advice on how to organise light festivals

09 January 2018
A team from the Belarusian city of Polack visited the world-famous Festival of Lights in Lyon in December 2017. While in France, the study trip participants had the opportunity to get first-hand experience of the role of illumination during city festivals. According to an EU press release, the…
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EU supports electrification of Ukrainian railways

08 January 2018
A 15-year sovereign-guaranteed loan of up to €150 million will be provided to Ukrainian Railways to help electrify and connect the Dolynska-Mykolaiv-Kolosivka railway line to the high voltage grid. It will also help to install a second track on single-track sections of the Dolynska-Mykolaiv railway…
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EU supports investment to help diversify Republic of Moldova’s electricity supply

22 December 2017
The EU, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and World Bank are providing a €270 million package to finance a permanent interconnection between the electrical networks of the Republic of Moldova and Romania. This interconnection is of critical importance for…