EU4Energy Babushka

EU4Energy Babushka’s tips on how to be more energy efficient

13 March 2020
The EU supports energy efficiency measures through the EU4Energy programme. EU4Energy addresses energy supply, security and connectivity issues in the Eastern partner countries, and promotes the use of renewable energy sources.
Eastern Partnership start-ups at ClimateLaunchpad event

Eastern Partnership start-ups showcase cleantech innovations at ClimateLaunchpad event

28 February 2020
On 14 and 15 November, the 2019 Global Final of the world’s largest green business ideas competition was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Known as ClimateLaunchpad, the EU-supported competition recognises companies with the greatest potential to combat the global climate crisis through their…
Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

30 December 2019
“Once a week, sometimes twice, a car would come with water, and we stood in a line with our vessels. We might have got water, or maybe not. The water was arriving in cisterns for 28 years and was very expensive. Moreover, we had to carry water from far away to wash clothes or dishes, and this was…
How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

29 November 2019
Located in Tbilisi, Innova Medical Centre became significantly more energy efficient thanks to grant support from the EU, which the company received as cashback through the EBRD’s Energocredit credit line from the bank Bank of Georgia. The medical centre now saves more than 50% of its energy,…
How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

18 July 2019
Nino Katamadze who lives with her large family in the Georgian town of Chakvi, says that 24-hour, uninterrupted supply of clean drinking water is of huge importance for her, as it is for the rest of the population.
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…
Shilda Winery: Energy Efficient Winery in Georgia

Shilda Winery: Energy Efficient Winery in Georgia

30 May 2019
Shilda Winery has been operating from Shilda Village, in the Kakheti region of Georgia, for five years. The winery processes 2,000 tonnes of grapes each season, and produces approximately 1.4 million bottles of wine across 25 varieties. By equipping itself with energy efficient technologies, the…
The Black Sea is contaminated with plastic – but how can we reduce the damage?

The Black Sea is contaminated with plastic – but how can we reduce the damage?

30 April 2019
Every hour, each of the rivers flowing into the Black Sea brings between 6 and 50 pieces of litter into the sea.
How Georgia aims to improve its energy sector through cross-border trade and energy-efficiency policies

How Georgia aims to improve its energy sector through cross-border trade and energy-efficiency policies

08 April 2019
How can Georgia increase its energy security, keeping in mind the seasonal imbalance the country faces in terms of electricity production? What are some of the best technologies and global practices in overcoming low energy efficiency in buildings, which is one of the leading causes of energy…
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…