New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

11 December 2018
Georgia is getting ready to reform its gas market by putting in new energy legislation. The demand for natural gas is increasing each year and Georgia’s gas contracts are expiring. Geopolitics make Georgia’s energy security even more vulnerable, given that the country doesn’t have enough local gas…
EU support to socially disadvantaged babies in Kakheti

EU support to socially disadvantaged babies in Kakheti

03 December 2018
For 27-year-old Pato Imedashvili, from Omalo village, Akhmeta municipality, morning starts very early. There is a lot of work to do… She has five children, one of which she has to see off to school, two others to kindergarten. Seven-month-old Hamza is the youngest of the family members. Pato’s…
Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

16 November 2018
Georgia’s Enguri Hydropower Plant is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the South Caucasus. Experts assess that Georgia uses 11,9 billion kWh of energy a year. Established in the 1970s, the Enguri Hydropower Plant, together with the nearby Vardnili plant, produces up to 4 billion kWh of…
The Eastern Partnership European School:  New perspectives for youth in the EaP region

The Eastern Partnership European School: New perspectives for youth in the EaP region

04 September 2018
This week families prepare for the new school year. Bright, motivated students across Europe are full of determination to acquire new skills to support their employability in the future. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s citizens, leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. Providing them with a…
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…
How Georgia is changing its approach to waste disposal with EU support

How Georgia is changing its approach to waste disposal with EU support

04 June 2018
Waste disposal and the new Kutaisi sanitary landfill Around 900,000 tons of waste is generated annually in Georgia and more than 75% of it is estimated to end up in landfill sites. Landfill disposal is the least desirable way of handling waste, and even less desirable if the landfill is poorly…
Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

29 May 2018
“The issue of saving resources has become a priority in the country, for each person and every household. It’s a pity we started to think about this so late.” Vladyslav Morzhenko is a father of two in the town of Zhmerynka in Ukraine, where an EU-funded project has renovated schools and…
Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

29 May 2018
The Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF) under the EU4Energy Initiative provides local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries with the means to deliver energy-related projects. These are designed to improve citizens’ lives and achieve sustainable environmental benefits. A key…
Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

28 May 2018
In Gori, around 90 km from Tbilisi, six wind turbines have been steadily generating power for the past two years. Qartli Wind Farm is the first wind farm built in Georgia and the first commercial wind power plant built in the South Caucasus. It was made possible with the support of the European…
Handmade culture in Georgia: how traditional crafts are contributing to the economy

Handmade culture in Georgia: how traditional crafts are contributing to the economy

16 May 2018
Georgian folk craftsmen are transforming traditional crafts into a source of economic income with the support of an EU-financed project.