ClimateLaunchpad: Young inventors from Baku at the climate and energy start-up competition in Amsterdam

ClimateLaunchpad: Young inventors from Baku at the climate and energy start-up competition in Amsterdam

20 December 2019
This year, two young inventors from Azerbaijan reached the final of an international competition for cleantech start-ups, ClimateLaunchpad, held in Amsterdam in mid-November.
"Connecting nature": Smart solutions for Yerevan with EU support

"Connecting nature": Smart solutions for Yerevan with EU support

22 November 2019
Thanks to a combination of the scientific potential, the latest technologies and foreign funds, measures are taken to solve environmental problems in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Yerevan is one of 16 European cities for which such environmentally friendly solutions are being developed.
EU wool factory creates workplaces in Armenia

EU wool factory creates workplaces in Armenia

21 November 2019
The unemployment rate is high in Armenia. Many people, mostly men, leave the country to earn money and provide for their families.
EU boosts eco-tourism and renewable energy in Armenia with new solar power plant

EU boosts eco-tourism and renewable energy in Armenia with new solar power plant

20 November 2019
Harnessing the potential of solar energy is vital for sunny countries like Armenia. Due to high energy tariffs, the majority of the population struggle to pay electricity and gas bills. Solar power is not widely used in Armenia but, because it is eco-friendly and helps to save money, it is…
Azerbaijani students becoming more aware of energy efficiency and sustainable energy

Azerbaijani students becoming more aware of energy efficiency and sustainable energy

02 October 2019
For the third year in a row, energy training classes are a part of the summer EuroSchool programme in Azerbaijan. And for a good reason: the interest in effective management of the energy sector is becoming increasingly tangible among the younger generation. Trainer Vitali Hiarlouski from the…
Coming to a city near you: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Coming to a city near you: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

13 June 2019
Eastern partner countries eligible for EU Sustainable Energy Awards for the first time. Shaping Europe’s Energy Future is the theme of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which will happen across the EU and in the Eastern Partnership region from 17 to 21 June. Since 2006, the EUSEW…
Eco-friendly and almost free energy: Armenian communities switch to biogas thanks to EU

Eco-friendly and almost free energy: Armenian communities switch to biogas thanks to EU

29 May 2019
Natural gas is not always available in some parts of Armenia due to the lack of oil and gas reserves, as well as poor infrastructure due to the mountains. However, sometimes even when it is available people still refuse to install gas line services in their houses simply because they cannot afford…
10th anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership: what has changed for Azerbaijan?

10th anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership: what has changed for Azerbaijan?

14 May 2019
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) programme for deepening and strengthening relations between the European Union and its six Eastern partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine – celebrates its 10th anniversary in May.
EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

10 May 2019
Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in Armenia. As recently as five or six years ago, few people knew about it. Despite the fact that there is still no legislation in place regulating it, social entrepreneurship is growing in Armenia.
Azerbaijan's electric power industry is ready for reforms

Azerbaijan's electric power industry is ready for reforms

13 March 2019
Electricity in Azerbaijan is produced mainly by thermal power plants operating on natural gas, with a small amount produced by hydroelectric power plants. Renewables account for less than 1%. As the amount produced exceeds domestic demand, the surplus electricity can be exported to neighbouring…