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…
Ašmiany and Biaroza: How to live better with the help of energy efficiency

Ašmiany and Biaroza: How to live better with the help of energy efficiency

30 May 2019
For years, the European Union has been helping small towns in Belarus to implement their ambitious energy efficiency projects. Within the framework of the new round of the "Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects" programme, a kindergarten in the town of Ašmiany will be modernised, while modern…
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…
How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

01 March 2019
Let us imagine a scenario: You get a new fridge. You know the exact figure – how much energy, in kilowatt-hours, the old refrigerator consumed  each year. With the new one, you can save, say, 200 kilowatt-hours per year, but it costs a little more than the previous one. By simple mathematical…
Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

17 January 2019
Azerbaijan does not have any problem with energy resources; the country fully satisfies domestic demand through the production of oil and gas. Azerbaijan is a country with one of the highest indicators of energy self-sufficiency, as its energy production is four times higher than the domestic…
Azerbaijan is developing its Energy Strategy and Law on Energy efficiency: but what do they mean for the country?

Azerbaijan is developing its Energy Strategy and Law on Energy efficiency: but what do they mean for the country?

23 October 2018
Azerbaijan, whose oil and gas sector is the backbone of the country's economy, has set a target to improve the efficiency with which it uses its energy resources. Lately, the notion that a rational use of natural resources is the key to stable economic development has gained in popularity, and the…
How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

10 October 2018
What do the Belarusian city of Polack and the French city of Lyon have in common? And how are local residents changing their regions in Belarus? Read on to find out. The European Union and Belarus are currently implementing four joint energy projects, with a total budget of over €3 million. With…
The tailwind: How Belarus is developing wind energy

The tailwind: How Belarus is developing wind energy

10 July 2018
In this article, we look at wind energy in Belarus and how the European Union is currently helping the country in this area. The European Union is one of the world’s leaders in the area of wind energy production. Based on forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association, by 2020, energy produced…
How E5P incentivises root and branch reform in the Eastern Partner countries

How E5P incentivises root and branch energy reform in the Eastern Partner countries

06 July 2018
New municipal bus fleets, residential energy efficiencies and district heating reforms are just some of the improvements that have been achieved thanks to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Issuing grants to make such projects possible has helped to put in place…
Young protectors and modern managers for Azerbaijan’s forests

Young protectors and modern managers for Azerbaijan’s forests

29 May 2018
Forests provide fresh air, many sources of food, healing herbs, heat sources and, of course, industrial materials.